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Receiver Burley Advises Stockholm
ers to Retain Stock and Makes
Development Plans.
Under the management of Thog. 8.
Burley receiver for the AInieda min
ing property located in this county,
the big mine will Bee activity and de
velopment that will leave Its mark
upon the commercial life of the com
munity, and that will put the Al
meda in the list of the great produc
ers of the west.
John Ross for Superintendent.
An earnest of what can be expect
ed from Mr. Burley was the appoint
ment of John Ross, of Sutter preek,
California, as superintendent of the
property, and Mr. Ross arrived In Che
city Tuesday night and Wednesday
morning went out to the mine to as
sume active control over the opera
tions on the ground. Mr. Ross Is one
of the foremost mining engineers In
the United States, and his connection
with the Almeda means that It will
have the best expert management
available. Before Mr. Burley accep
ed the receivership of the property
Mr. Ross spent two weeks In making
a complete investigation of the ore
body and value, and it was upon that
report that Mr. Burley decided to
make the extensive developments he
has now planned. Mr. Chambers has
also arrived from Portland, and has
assumed management of the smelt
ing operations. Sixty men are now
beipg employed for work in the mine,
the number to be increased as fast as
developments will permit. Mr. Ross
brought a few expert rock men who
had worked with him In California,
but every available local man of ex
perience in the work will also be put
on the job. Mr. Burley authorized
the Courier to state that such men
reporting at the mine would be given
On Business Basis.
Mr, Burley says that ample funds
are at hand to carry out his plans,
and that all claims for labor and sup
plies will be promptly met. The old
claims against the company will be
cared for in due time, and the Al
meda will be made to return the
values that have remained so long
locked up In the mountain side.
Shipment of the matte will com
mence at once, a car load now at
Merlin to be forwarded to the smelt
er at once. One flve-ton White auto
truck will be on the ground Monday
morning to commence hauling ore
from the mine to the shipping sta
tion, and returning to the Almeda
with loads of coke. Other trucks of
like capacity are to be added as de
velopment warrants. Mr. Burley
states that the operation of this line
of trucks will work a great saving In
freight from the mine to the rail
road, the 19-mile haul with teams
having cost $7 per ton where the
contract with the trucks will place
the matte at the railroad at $2 per
Improvement of Roads.
The operation of this truck line
has been made possible through road
improvement, says Mr. Burley, but
he is desirous of seeing further im-.
provement of the road, especially in
the way of widening the highway oa
the Taylor creek and the Hell Gate
grades, and that this can be accomp
lished the Almeda will co-operate
with the county in the work.
To obtain power for the operation
of the mine, the California-Oregon
company nas been asked to run its
line down to Gallce, and It is thought
probable that this will be done.
Investigate Company Books.
The receiver has turned the books
of the company over to the state cor
poration commission for a thorough
Investigation, and a report upon the
in I .30.... - .
Washington, Aug. 26. The secre
tary of the treasury this afternoon
allotted a portion of tho J50.000.000
fund to be provided by the govern
ment to assist in the movement of
crops. .Among the allotments were
the following:
California 13,000.000 to San Fran
cisco and Los Angeles. The name
of the custodian is not given.
Washington, $1,150,000, to Spo
kane and Seattle, with Daniel Drum
beler as custodian.
Oregon, $800,000, to Portland,
with Henry Tell as custodian.
A car of fruit per day is now
leaving the side track at the packing
bouse of the Josephine County Grow
ers association, and the pockets of
the otchardists are being filled with
the coin of the realm in return. To
night a car of BartletU will be
started off for Omaha, another will
go Tuesday, and Wednesday another
car of peaches will be shipped. This
fruit is all sold f. o. b. here, and the
cash available when the car is load
ed out. A great amount of fruit la
coming to the packing house today,
and the force of packers will un
doubtedly have to be added to to care
for the rush.
At the cannery the tomatoes and
pears are piling up, and some diffi
culty Is being experienced In getting
enongh of the proper kind of help
to keep it out of the way. The can
nery is advertising for women to as
sist in preparing for fruit for the
cans. This shortage of help is es
pecially noticeable this week as the
hop yards are demanding in the
neighborhood of 2,000 people, all
the yards having commenced the har
vest Monday morning. Hop picking
will not be over for about a month,
and none of the yards have started
out with enough pickers.
Newport, R. I., Aug. 26. Maurice
E. McLoughlln of San Francisco re
tained his title as national tennis
champion here today by defeating
R. Norris Williams of Philadelphia
in three out of four sets. The first
set was stubbornly fought, Mc
Loughlln winning 6-4. Williams
played the San Francisco man off bis
feet in the second set, winning it
7-5. Williams' efforts in this set
seemed to tire him, for he lost his
snap in the third set, which went to
McLoughlln 6-3. The Californlan
took the last set easily, winning 6-1.
operation and condition of the com
pany will be made at some later
date. This will show just what has
ueen accomplished under the old
management and where the funds
have been expended. Mr. Burley,
however, was emphatic in bis advice
to stockholders to retain their stock.
"There are 4,000,01)0 tons of ore
blocked out and ready to mine, and
the mountain has not been so much
as scratched yet," said Mr. Burley.
"I consider this one of the greatest
mines of the Pacific northwest, and
I am going to make it possible to
prove the statement. This great body
of ore assays better than $6 per ton
near the surface, and at the 300 foot
level assays of $112 per ton are re
turned. A mine of this kind is good
enough to hold stock in."
Move Company Offices.
The head offices of the company
have been in Portland in the past,
but the receiver has applied to the
judge for permission to change head
cuarters to this point, he believing
In concentrating the operations as
Pinch as possible, and that by having
the of'loers on the ground at all
times there will re greater efficiency.
Mr. Burley has Instructed the pur
chase of supplies In this locality as
'ar.aoly as possible, and shows a spir
it (f wanting to co-operate thoroueh
ly with the people of the community.
Receiver Burley says that he wants
to keep the stockholders In the Al
meda fully advised regarding the op
eration and business manaeement of
the mine, and that any Inquiries they
mike to him will be promptly and
ful'.v answered.
President, Tired of Waiting Longer for Huerta
to Agree to American Mediation,
Sends Message to Congress.
Washington, Aug. 27. President
Wilson played his trump card
in the Mexican situation today when
he appeared at 1:01 o'clock in the
house of representatives and read to
a joint session of congress a special
message on the situation growing
out of the assassination of President
Madero and the assumption of pow
er by Victorlano Huerta. The pres
ident's message advised:
That all Americans be earnestly
urged to leave Mexico Immediately.
That Mexico be informed that ex
emplary punishment will follow if
American lives are endangered.
That the Mexican factions be per
mitted to fight out their troubles.
The president must prohibit ship
ment of arms to both Mexican feder
als and rebels to ensure the neutral
ity of the United States.
The failure of John Llnd's negotia
tions was reported by the president,
but he said the door still was not
closed to further peace overtures.
Peare Outlook Not Hopeful.
The president regards the situa
tion as critical. His address to con
gress breathed friendship to the
Mexican people but extreme pessim
ism concerning the outlook for Im
mediate peace because Huerta had
rejected the American plan of medi
ation. In part, the president said:
"It is clearly my duty to lay be
fore you fully and without reserva
tion the facts concerning our present
relations with Mexico. I do not need
to describe the deplorable posture of
Mexican affairs, but It is my duty to
speak most frankly of what the Unit
ed States government has done and
what I should seek to do in fulfill
ment of our obligations to Mexico as
a friend and neighbor and also as
to the American citizens whose lives
and interests are affected.
"What we do must be rooted on
patience and done with calm and
disinterested deliberation. Impa
tience on our part would be childish
and fraught with every risk ol
wrong and. folly. We can afford to
exercise the restraint of a great na
tion, realizing our strength, but
scorning to use it. It was our duty
to offer assistance. Now it Is our
duty to show what neutrality will do
to enable the Mexicans to set their
affairs in order and to await further
opportunity to offer friendly coun
sels. "The door is not closed to a re
sumption of negotiations upon Mex
ico's initiative or ours. While we
wait the contest of the rival forces
undoubtedly for a while will be sharp
er than ever because it is plain that
an end must be made to the existing
situation and with the Increased ac
tivity of the combatants It is to be
feared there will be Increased danger
to non-combatants.
"The outsider's position is always
most trying and full of hazard where
there Is civil strife and a country Is
"We should urge all Americans to
leave Mexico immediately and to as
sist them as far as is possible not
because we mean to slacken our ef
forts to safeguard their lives and In
terests, but because it Is Imperative
that we take no unnecessary risks.
"We should advise everybody ex
ercising authority in Mexico In the
most unequivocal way that we are
watching vigilantly the fortunes of
those Americans who are unable to
leave the country and that we In
tend to hold to a reckoning any one
who causes them suffering or loss.
No Assistance Across Border.
"It Is my dutly to exercise the au
thority conferred on me by the law
of March 4. 1912. and to see that
neither side receives assistance from '
the American side of the border. I j
mail loruiu an exportation oi arms
and munitions of war from any part
of the United States to Mexico, the
policy suggested by precedents and
dictated by manifest considerations
of expedieucy.
AUGUST 20, 1013.
"We can neither be partisans nor
constitute ourselves the virtual um
pire of the contest. The whole world
desires Mexico's peace and progress.
Central America Is about to be
touched by the great trade routes.
The future has much in store for
Mexico as well as Central America
but the best gifts will not come un
less Mexico is ready to receive and
enjoy them honorably. Both North
and South America await Mexico's de
velopment which cannot be sound and
lasting unless it is the product of gen
uine freedom Just as ordered gov
ernment Is the foundation of law.
"Mexico has a great and eu.i.;u.
future If it chooses to attain the
paths of honest constitutional gov
ernment. N'o Foundation for Pewoe.
"Present circumstances In Mexico
do not seem to promise even a foun
dation for peace. We have waited
months full of peril and anxiety for
Improvement. But there is no im
provement. The situation has grown
worse. The territory held partly by the
provlsonal authorities at Mexico
City has grown smaller and the pro
spect of pacifying the country, even
by arms, has grown more remote.
"Increasing difficulties entangle
the claimants to the presidency. They
have not made their claims good.
Their successes in the field have
been temporary. War, disorder, de
vastation and confusion seem to
threaten to become the settled fori
tune of the distracted country. As
friends we could wait no longer for
a solution of the troubles. It was
our duty to at least offer our good
offices. I accordingly took the lib
erty of sending John Llnd as my
personal spokesman and representa
tive. His instructions were:
Instructions to Llnd.
"Immediate cessation of fighting
and a definite armistice, scrupulous
ly observed; security for an early
and free election; Huerta's plodge
that he would not be a candidate for
president at the next election; agree
ment by all Mexican factions to abide
by the result of that election and to
co-operate in organizing and sup
porting the new administration. Mr.
LInd was told to say that the nations
of the world expected the United
States to be Mexico's nearest friend.
"Mr. Lind executed his mission
with tact, firmness and Judgment. He
made clear not only his visit's pur
pose, but its spirit, but his propos
als were rejected in a note, the full
text of which I lay before you. I am
led to believe they were rejected
partly because the Mexican author
ities were grossly misinformed and
misled on two points. They did not
realize the friendliness of Americans
nor the determination that a solu
tion would be found for Mexican dif
ficulties. "They did not believe that the ad
ministration spoke through Mr. Lint
for the masses of the American peo
ple. The effect of this misunder
standing leaves them isolated and
without friends who are able to ef
fectually aid them.
"So long as, this misunderstanding
continues we must await their awak-j
enlng to the truth. We can not
thrust our good offices on them. The
situation must have time to work it
self out. I believe only a little
while will be necessary and the ac
tual situation of the Mexico City au
thorities will presently be revealed.
"Several great governments have
urged the Mexican provisional au
thorities to accept our offers."
The president proceeded to ex
plain at length that Llnd's Instruc-j
tlons emphasized the disinterested-'
ness of the United States, this conn-'
try's anxiety to preserve Mexican in
dependence and the entire abseme of
Influence by any personal, property
or political Interest.
Hucrta'n Reply to Llnd.
The president then set forth that
Huerta's reply, through Foreign
A. Aubery and II. W. Elliott left
Tuesday morning tor Gold Beach,
where they will fish for salmou for
the cannery during the fall, the open
season there commencing again on
the first of September. Tbey go
down the Rogue by boat, having
built a new fishing craft in which to
make the voyage. Tbey are taking
with them fifty boxes of peaches to
sell to the people at Gold Beach and
Wedderburn, that fruit being a lux
ury there, and commanding prices
that make oranges look cheap In
comparison. A part of the fruit was
taken aboard at the steel bridge
here, and the balance at Angel's or
chard down the river.
From Myrtle Point comes the re
port that a Southern Pacific survey
ing crew has taken the field there,
aud that considerable significance
attaches to its operations. A dis
patch from Myrtle Point dated the
2Cth Inst., read as follows:
"A Southern Pacific surveying
party has been started south from
the termiual of the Smith-Powers
logging road, which is being con
structed out of here, and rumor has
It that the line will be made a link
either in the Southern Pacific coast
road or a new line to the present
Southern Pacific road near Grants
"The Smith-Powers logging road
will be about 23 miles long and of
standard railroad construction as to
grades and curves, and la being laid
with 90-pound steel. Some time ago
the Southern Pacific closed a con
tract whereby the road is to operate
the line with the exception of the
logging train business."
$23,000 ARE STOLEN
Chicago, Aug. 28. The police are
combing the city today for two sam
ple cases containing unRet diamonds
valued at $25,000 stolen from the
Jewelry establishment here of C. D.
Colorado Springs, Colo., Aug. 28.
Lieutenant Governor Wallace of
California today Invited the gover
nors' conference to meet In San Fran
cisco in 1915. He also asked the
governors to boost the Panama-Pacific
exposition by encouraging state
Minister Gamboa, said the dictator
realized that the American proposals
were Intended to be frelndly other
wise they would have been Immedi
ately rejected on account of their hu
miliating character. Huerta refused
to promise that be would not be a
candidate for the presidency, asserted
that pacification of the country was
progressing and refused the proposal
tor an armistice on the ground that
he must punish outlaws now in the
Gamboa's note, the president said,
urged American neutrality, recogni
tion of Huerta as president and, de
ploring the tension with America, de
nied that Mexico was responsible
therefor. Gamboa also recalled the
recognition of Huerta by Ambassador
Henry Lane Wilson. It concluded
"When the situation reaches a
happy conclusion no mention will be
made of causes which might carry
us, If the present tension persists, to
nobody knows what extremities for
two iK'opln under obligation to con
tinue friendly, provided that friend
ship is based on mutual respect."
Huerta dispatched his latest note
to I.ltul by courier Instead of by tele
graph and hence the president roid
hlB message not knowing his con
tents. The reading of the messaKa
was most impressive. Prolonged ap
plause greeted the president's ap
pearance In the house and his de
parture therefrom. Otherwise, al
though the chamber was packed, he
was heard In dead silence. Mrs. Wil
son and her daughter occupied the
executive gallery during the reading
of the message which consumed
twenty-seven mlnntei.
BE SEPT. 24-5-6
II. M. Gorluuu lUxJgu From the
Board of Directors and F. M.
South 11 M Been Appointed.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday,
September 24th, 26th and 26th, are
the dates that have been definitely
decided upon by the board of direc
tors of the Josephine County Fair for
the coming show, and the members
of the board are now putting in full
time to make the exposition the big
gest in the history of the county.
II. M. Qorhain, who served most
creditably upon the board last sea
son, has reslgued his membership
becauso of the press of his duties oa
the farm would not permit him time
to act this year, and Frank South
has been appointed to the vacancy.
The appointment of Mr. South la a
happy one, his executive ability hav
ing been demonstrated by the suc
cess that attended the two day's
Fourth of July celebration here last
month, he having been chairman of
the general committee that arranged
the big Jubilee.
Aside from the usual features of
a county fair, it is proposed to have
a number of attractions upon each
of the three days that will Interest
and entertain the public. The board
of directors Is now negotiating with
an aviator who can really fly to come
and appease the curiosity that was
aroused by John' Rlddell on the
Fourth. The deal with the blrdmaa
Is not definitely closed yet, but It la
expected that It will be in a tew days.
Another feature will be the baby
show conducted along eugenic llnes
there being classes for babies of var
ious ages, and the highest scoring
girl and boy, of any age, to receive
In addition to the regular premiums
round trip tickets to the state fair at
The Edison Talking pictures, the
realization of the fondest dream of
the great Inventor, under the man
agement of the Schuberts, will be
presented at the Grants Pass opera
house Wednesday and Thursday
nights, Sept. 3 and 4.
The novelty is guaranteed and car
ries ten mechanicians to arrange and
Install the machinery.
The program Includes a variety of
subjects, Including the dramatic pro
duction of "Faust," Edison's min
strels, scenes from musical comedies,
and farces and wild west pictures. In
them actors talk, stng and laugh, the
novelty being one of the wonders at
the age.
Colonel D. P. 8toner, manager-ln-ad
vance, has been In Orants Pass two
days arranging the preliminary de
tails. Two shows will be given night
ly at 8 and 9:30 o'clock. An entire
ly different bill will be offered each
night. The admission will be 25
cents down stairs, 15 cents up stairs,
and children 10 cents any part of the
Roseburg, Aug. 28. II. W. Evans,
an attorney, who disappeared from
bis home yesterday while believed
to have been mentally unbalanced
through worry, was found today
wandering aimlessly about the
street. It Is believed he will soon
recover. Ills disappearance caused
much concern.
Washington, Aug. 2. Admiral
Fletcher this afternoon cabled the
navy department that the battleship
Louisiana Is aground at Vera Cruz,
Mex. Details were lacking.

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