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AND VALE PLAINDEALER
VOL. 1, NO. 2
VALE, OREGON, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1909.
TRICE 5 cents
Silby and Huntzbury Held Over
to Answer Charge of Abf!uc
i ting Minors
VALE TALKS WITH
MANY HEW PLACES
Telepl icne Connection OpVnj Commun
ication Between Burns and Inter
;A. W. Hecknor, alias Silly, and
Vernon Huntzbury were held over
last Wednesday in Boise to answer the;
charge of taking the two young gills,
Miss Hauntz and Miss Lohman, from
that city and placing them in houses of
Something of a sensation was sprung
when the girls admitted on ths witness
stand during the preliminary hearing
that, their past had been by no means
without taint, and the fact is 'expected
tojbe taken into account in favor of
the two prisoners.
The men and the girls were taken
from Vale last week to the Idaho capi
tal where the prisoners receive a hear
ing on the charge of abducting girls
who were under age and of pieviously
good character. The admissions of the
girls as to. their past conduct made an
alteration in the charge necosiiry.
MORE RIGS THAN
EVER IN FIELD
The number of rigs now at work in
the Vale oil fields exceeds the number
in operation at any one time in the
previous history of the district. Sev
eral of these rigs are being used for
assessment work, and the fact is the
cause of most favorable comment.
, Tbe report has been circulated wide
ly about town that that the Malheur
Oil and Gas Company has made a dis
covery of such importance that oper
ations on the well have been jxistponed
for the purpose of devoting full atten
tion to assessment work on their other
properties so that everything will bo
properly "cinched" when the expected
w,oll is brought in. They have just put
five additional assessment rigs in the
A Special Church Services
A special Thanksgiving service was
held by Rev. B. F. Meredith on Thurs
day morning at the Methodist Episcopal
PERSONALS OF THOSE
MOVING BY STAGE
The following passengers travelled by
the Vale-Burns Stage Line during the
past week :
C, Hawthorn, St. Louis; Ona Thomp
son; II. H. Huntingdon, returning from
Harney, where he had been to look for
'a ranch for raising horses; Mrs. liutski,
Bums to Sacramento; H. E. Preston,
Burns to Spokane; Mr. Harried and
daughter, from Moscow, Idaho, to
"Westall, where the former has pur
chased a farm; Mr. Wilbur, returning
tq his school at Juntura; Messrs. Neese
and Adams, to Westfall; Messrs. Beau
champ Lanning and Ketchel, Burns to
Mueller Makes Many Sales
' Thai the real estate business in Vale
showed an unusually healthy condition
during the past week is the statement
' made by C. C. Mueller the prominent
'real estate and insurance man. He
himself closed several important deals
not only in town lots but also in ranches
in tho vicinity.
Vale may now talk overthe telephone
with Foniann, Beulah. Drewsev. Har
ney rtnd l urns for the first time, and
communication was first established
appropriately enough on Thanksgiving
It is said that Thanksgiving was
chosen as ti c time intentionally as an
indication of the benefit which will ac
crue fro.n the lines and as a marking of
the begiiinii-.g of a new era in develop
ment. The iine, or at least part of it,
is an independent company organized
by the farmers and other residents of
the valley affected by the innovation
The work was done with such dispatch
lh:it very few became aware of the
fact they can "talk with Burns" and
the ofher'plaees but a rapid increase of
business is expected immediatly after
the general dissemination of the intel
CONTRACTS LET FOR
Fifteen Miles of the Road, in Two Sections,
To be Built by Local Contractors.
GOVERNOR IN VALE
Ackennan Will Surely Run, But Not
Yet Ready To Make
Professor Ackeman State Superin
teniant of Schools
FINE ADDRESSES MADE
Twenty-nine Teachers Were Enrol
led or Only Two-thirds of
Dance at Rink
' A very large number of couples ob
served Thanksgiving by attending a
very pleasant dance, the lirt.t given in
the new rink of Hunt and Carey. The
dance continued into the earl1) hours of
"s Building Warehouse
The Empire Lumber Company h;is
begun the constriction of a warehouse
near the ofTice of the Enterprise. The
'warehouse will 1 u'd for the storing
of cement, plaster etc.
iince its opening about o;e yetr ugo
the Drexel lintel lias Ih.-u tin r.c.-ne uf
2i weddings, and the big ln.nt. U ry haa
now come to be I nown u l'u,i.i'a i'a!-
C'r. The S4Cl.l;d lllHrriitge VWlhill tAO
dr.y to.k pli.ee tl.re ul M .ndi.v
wl.. ii V titer (i. Mann and I.M.iru M.
l!rv t, l'th of I. i.h... wTi in vlt 11 a i
awl ;fe by Jud,- K.' t ur ! - .;,
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The aniii'a! Teachers' Institute was
held 'n the S; hool Building at 'Vale on
Nov. 22, 23, and 21. Twenty-nine
teachers were enrolled or only about
two-thirds of the teachers' force of the
county. Those present were:- G. E.
Jones, Miss Ediih E. Jones, Miss Alyina
Arr!;s, W. K. Stietch, R. I. Carlton,
Miss Anna . Edwards, Mr. and Mrs.
Davis of Nyssa, Miss Winifred Soward
Miss I-ahella McClcllaud, Miss Elma
Iliymoiid, Miss Josalina McClelland,
Miss Beulah Chester, Miss E. Stark,
Mrs. Verbeek. Miss Delia Ebell, Miss
Alice Cui U.., Miss M. McGivern, Miss
Mae I'l tt, Miss Mabel II. Smith, Miss
Mabel Riual.y, Mi;-s Leona McMichael,
MissKt.soZ. Mulkey, Mrs. Nellie F.
Jacobs,1 Miss Bessie Lockett, Miss M.
Ford, J. 1). Seeley, E. B. Conklin and
W. A. Wilbur. State Supt. J. H. Ack
ennan, Prof. Alderman of Eugene and
Supt. Mdiigan were in charge and very
pleasant and profitable sessions were
On Monday W. A. Wilbur was ap
pointed .secretary of the Institute for
the purpose of enrollment. Supt. Al
derman spoke on "Literature in the
I'rof. D;-.via then in an able manner
spoke of the Cultural value of Latin
and gave many valuable suggestions.
Supt. Ackennan told of what the
Teachers of the State are endeavoring
to do ai.d i-ought to impress upon the
teachers the necessity of doing one
thing at a li:;ie.
Oil M,)iilay evening Hon. J. H. Ack
err'Kiii addr, -sse .' the teachers and the
public i.t the Court House on "What
may n a u.n!;! !y he expected of the
On Tui -.(I ,y Professors Ackerman
and AM rma:i spoke and the subject of
Pupil C -nment was next treated by
W. A. Wilmir.
"Ae.rit .lture" by Profs. Conklin and
A'uer::uii: vii.- pt-rl-ips the most inter
esting su' j. ,t of tlie Institute and it
wa:. olnnv i bo'vjv.ilrfnmy be interested
in this p.: t.;-.-.
A very i.i-!- od interesting paper on
'M.. iio-N " v. i t, r, ad by Prof. J. E.
! it waa well received by the
Two contracts have been let on the
Brogan Railroad, and well known con
tractors are now at work on the fifteen
miles of road nearest to Vale.
Leonard Cole and Joseph H. Tague
have taken the first section, which ex
tends from Vale a distance of 7 . miles
up the Valley.. J. B. Yoakcum has the
second section, which runs from the
end of the first section to a point 15
miles further.. workmen will soon be placing them in
Condemnation proceedings were in- position, sj that the new city will be
stituted by the Company this week ready to receive the great number of
against Frank Petrie and Thomas J. people who will hurry to take advantage
Scott and the papers in the case are of the transportation facilities offered
now being served, one of them in the ; by the railroad. The construction work
State of Washington. The lumber, j on the latter will be pushed a9 quickly
windows, sash and a lot of other mater
ial went up to Brogan for the big hotel,
the Willow Inn, a few day's ago and the
as possible and soon the citizens of
Vale and Progan will be joined by iron
Swan, Qeest, Brant and Ducks shot by Major L. H. French, Chas. E. Herron and Dan D. 'Patterson, Nov. 2 and 3.
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Came of all kinds abounds in Malheur County.
NEW OIL RIG
FOR VALE FIELD
A portable rotary arrived last Tues
day for Anthony and Eames who will
immediately install it in Sand Hollow
and begin boring for oil. Another car
load of machinery is on the way from
Omaha for the same people and is
expected to arrive at.any time. A. W.
Anthony one of the members of the firm
states that the oil region in his opinion
extends over to the Burns district and
that this field will be found to be the
most extensive in the country. The
rig brought in last Tuesday is the only
portable rotary in these fields.
For a useful Xmas gift, call at the
Drexel Dryg Co.
Electric lights may be used from now
on at 4:30 p.m. as the company, has
turned on the power earlier for the
Extensions have just been made or
are about to be made to the southwest
outskirts and also to the bridge. The
improvements recently made by mana
ger Carter m the water fall and in
other ways are extensive and enable
him to keep up with the growing de
mand. The increase in this demand
1 , 1.11 m . .i
may De juugea Dy me iaci mai llie
revenue of the company has increased
by 100 per cent. The lights were kept
on throughout the whole of Thanksgiv
ing night for the benefit of those hav
ing a good time.
According to word received by Leon
ard Cole last Wednesday he is now the
owner of a paying ledge right within
the limits of the city of Huntington.
The letter came from Pat O'Rorke who
went to hat place some time ago on
contract' to drive a tunnel on the prop
erty. This letter states that tbe ledge
has been cross-cut for a disti'nceof
seven fet'and.that tho end of it bt
not yet been reached. The rcVk is
highly mineralized and although no real
assay has been made, the prospectors
i believe that the gold Vfililes will be
j found food enough to make the opera
tion of the property 'profitable. Mr.
Colo himself is now .too busy with his
work on the P.rogan railroad to visit
the mine but he will do sJ Justas quick
ly as he can get ofl.
IDAHO SHEEP CROWD
Jol es I.
-p"k . :e'e
of the ev
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the i a i .i
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r.-i -h .v :.
On V. ,
,i the m.
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y evening Supt. Alderman
-. :i l a very pleasing feature
v v. a.-, tho singing render-
in i en. i and Mrs. Li-e,
!e le ;i Lrs Were entertain.
..i i ii? Y..lc, at tho Drexel
a . xcei'cnt program was
Flocks of Idaho sheep are now, and
have been for some time, driven across
the line into this state, and the owners
are violating the law by failing to com
ply with the regulations and pay the
W. W. Hinton county inspector has
just received word of the illegal inva
sion and at this moment is on the trail
of the men and the flocks who have al
ready sneaked over, it is said, in large
numbers around the Weiser district.
The law, violated by the sheep own
ers, provides that sheep crossing over
from one state to another must be met
at the line by the State inspector and
that the permission of the County in
spector must be obtained and the lic
ence fee of 20 cents per year paid.
According to the information received
these regulations are being violated
wholesale by the Idaho people and a
big round-up and general enforcement
of the laws'will take place immediatly.
Inspector Hinton is possessed of all
the requisite powers for bringing the
law breakers to Justice and will not
need the services of Sheriff Odell or
other officers of the county
The increase in the number of pupiis
in the schools of this county is regarded
as wonderful by supcrintendant of
schools, Ackerman. He said he used
the word "wonderful" after full consid
eration and he considered it fully justi
fied, while believing that such a fad
ought to be expected in a country so
naturally rich and so favorably placed.
Professor Ackerman has declared
himself in favor of more tiachers in all
the schools and for a closer supervisor!
of the work done. He deprecate, the
fact that people in small towns are in
clined rather to think patronizingly of
their local institutions and always to
think big city schools deserve l-t-tter
treatment. Mr. Ackerman says there
is no reason why a child in Vale thould
not have the same advantages us a
chila in Portland.
VALE 0JL IN
y .-'i;,.t. Al.h rr.mn trent
. f ii- udii tr and rjjaturtt
ii..- K .i Ih-im many yal-
i . I..i , Ihi line.
r i . ji.kc on ' p, nniAii
l in y illimf ration
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- p. lalM'll of 1m fy.
' 1 ii b) W.V la-JUf,
! la L.l knwvr. that the pause of
Aftr tlie whole trouble is the want of know-
I ledge on the part of the sheepmen of . EXPECTS BIG HIGH
1 the laws governing the immigration of
sheep, and many are unaware of the
fact that a foreign license la exists.
Tliebaud Buy Blood
CharU-aThobaud left for New Plym
outh yesterday with the intention ot
i. l-wing a deJ for the urrha ef a
roimidt ret-U quantity of thoroughbred
t a hi-R will be plared on his floe
ranch icr Vale.
John Hart, riliiil elU-ritay ff
h'-alll wkwt ta lnUraaUd Ul laiaJs in
u.u dtairui rrtvd tb's WMptl' t,
SCHOOL FOR VAlt
Professor J. H. Arkerrnan, State S i
bvrintciwluiit of School, ktaU l iii an
sdilra doliyrred l fore llu m h.-.l
Uschert of Malbi-ur Cooiily during i,
viait ht-rv, that in bin opinion Valo i I
have a gn at high m b. Unldin niil.
In a few year and II. at ll.it biulbn.r
will rof.laln d .ilnn nU f..r it.,- ii xlroi--tlun
tit pupils in lliu in. . I (mi. ul arin,
Ariuirdlntf lo Ihe Ifind t,f il al i.-nvl
HiatUrt Ibii I'UMt.l Iiihv I, ti
lu ' w f li.Mt il, pai I mt ni 4 J. t. ..I. .1
ly (l,a U' I'l' tf f T I 'X alna'.
That the oil fields in the neighbor
hood (if 'ii(: ;ir- now ill the limelight is
evid. ecdl by the folio', ing extriu t tak
en from the la.il is.-ue to hand of the
J.o Anct l'-s inagii.ine, "Oil Industry. "
Mr. C. VV. Washboine, of the Ui.iU-d
Si.;it s f ii ologi'-al Hut vey, has made a
pr. iiiniiiaiy examination of the pros
pective oil fi rritory n i a .t. in Or.-gon,
an 1 ii is on li-Mtood that he thinks so
f:iver;ibl; oi" toe indications that he will
recoiiini-iid a survey of the field at an
eurlv date. The inmii'i'iate rt-sulCs of
Mr. Wa.""l.!.orn?H ionlii-ii.is are to
put in-.V life into the op-niti'.iiH no
nn lei" Wi'.y in the Ii. I'l iiii'l to rtil!!lllate
eiahi.i i imiii in the probability of bring
ini' in a .t y : well in the near future.
We Ca ct hhortly t givt a lomplete
lint of the cornpanii h organivd and do
ing bllnini'S.i in the In id, i-howiiig tho
Hfnoiint of il. u li.pni.-nt to date. The
field is i-.n.ing tiinie and inure Into
pii.iuii.i i. i ii.- 'I. v i !'..inri.l work int
er.' !, Mi I Ih'.f. in p . iti'.n loknow are
K;i i. ii.r that Runn .lit of ti e coinpM
ni. : ll! -'i.ki. n p.iy fti.iiiim of nil
(,.. ii,. -if .. .i l.i-f'.r. loii.
J. H. Ackerman will be a candidate
in the election for Governor of the State
of Oregon next November.
It seems safe to make the statement
after an interview with Mr. Ackerman,
not because he says so, but because of
the manner in which he declines to de
clare himself one of the aspirants for
Mr. Ackerman states that his candi
dacy for the gubernatorial position de
pends on a couple of conditions, but
during his visit to Vale during the week
jujt ended he admitted that he is now
hard at work winding up the business
of the schools so that this important
matter should not be neglected if he
enters the political arena.
Mr. Ackerman will have been State
Superintendent of Schools for 12 years
at the conclusion of the present term
next January, but he has made up his
mind absolutely to retire from the posi
tion, and states that if he enters the
race for Governor he will have every
thing so arranged that the school mat
ters must not be mixed even by appear
ance. He says that the probable can
didates for Governor will be Dr. Withy
combe; J. W. Baylcy, Dairy and Food
Commissioner; Judge Dimmick, of Ore
gon City; S. S. Black, of Ashwood, and
1). G. Haycrcek.
VALE MECCA OF
Sweet YouBg Things Who Don't
Know When They're Well
- Off, Married Here
K. P. SISTERS
The Pythian Sisters after .initiation
services last Monday evening enjoyed,
with some guests, a banquet and a very
pleasant time. The Ontario lodge had
been invited and was represented by
Mrs. Stewart. Those present were
Mesdames Johnson, Caviness, Grimes,
Hadley, Taylor, Roberts, Glenn, Hayes,
Hope, Hurley, Dunlop, Lee, Brogan,
Smith, Nelson. Gilliam, G. A. Huriey,
Misses Mary and Maud Glenn, Getch-
Messrs. Caviness, Johnson, Grimes,
Hadley, Taylor, Glenn, Hayes, Hope,
G. A. Hurley, Julian Hurley, Acker
man, Alderman, Nelsen, Gilliam, Bur
row, Bochmer, Hoyt, Hughes, Clark,
Cummlngs, High, Geo. McKnight.
Mrs. G. A. Hurley was initiated.
Mrs. George McKnight, lodge pianist,
presided at the piano and Mrs. Dr.
Taylor accompanied the singers. Mrs.
Dunlop and Mrs. Lee sang solos and
Julian Hurley played a piano solo.
A reception in honor of the visiting
teachers, heto for the meeting of the
Institute, was given by some ladies of
Vale in the fine hall reception room of
the Drexel hotel last Tuesday evening
and a most enjoyable time was spent.
It was the intention to have the recep
tion given by the members of theWom
eiiH' Civic Improvement Club but the
weather interfering with the plans of
the Organization three ladies took up
the matter and brought it off successful
ly. These ladies were Mrs. Wheeler,
Mrs. George McKnight and Mrs. T. T.
Nelsen, who were kindly offered the
use of tho hotel for the purpose by Mrs.
Johnson. Several guests of the hotel
attended but the only Invitations sent
out were to those who took part in the
This program opened with a Violin
solo by Mr Alfred Bergeron. A ' piano
solo by Mrs. Taylor waa encored as
were also a pretty song by Mrs. Dun
lop, a cleVer recitation by Miss Rose
Muikey and a sweet vocal solo by Mrs.
Lee. Miss Bessie Ixx-kett, one of the
visitors, played a pisno nolo that was
rnu'-h admired and imH.ratively encor
ed. Impromptu speeches were deliver
ed by Messrs. Alderman, Jones, Seeley,
Wilbur, Conklin and Davis. After the
speeches Mrs. Taylor at tha piano and
Mr. Bergeron violinist played some ex
ceedingly pretty duatx, and a very
pIcHHunl feature of the program took
placu in the ahupeof a presentation of
a chain with masonic emblem to Huer
inte.'iilant Milligan. The gift took Mr,
Milligun by surprint, but he responded
in a fi'tiiig manner. Fruit punch waa
acr.ci during the evening which con-
( ti i (jo tif .! fur .';; i , lud.d with more inunical numUrs
m !.. J .'it . ..in lit nf f nil I . ft
jli I on ,.'1. Ih fur.: 'IhalikilV
f'.r I'll i! inn. pi, tl.nt iaii i l Ii
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Muni d at I'artunaut
I on ix. n J, rq.atta and Me Alia
y i li'iitf rt' milled In holy bond of
ii,..Uun..ny Ut Hetunlay at the M. K.
palwliata by H. Y. Mtilvdilll.
'I If l.iih- and bit'lt g;iwii $n ri
di i n of Junluis.
Today when two vounir thinirs of Ida.
ho are dasirous of getting spliced and
some nasty, mean law of that State
prevents the speaking of the lovely
words that make the kids man and wife,
they just save up their candy money
for a few days, take train to Vale and
become a team, so that at least two
couples who are stranirers heirin th
joint march on the road of life in thjs
city every week, according to Judge
Kichardson, who is responsible fortvino-
quite a large number of knots. That
the blushing creatures of the sistpr
State are catching on to the advantan-,.
ct Vale as a Gretna Green hernmnn
more evident as time advances and tho
number of those coming to begin their
holy and troubled state here
Between last Saturday and Mondav in.
elusive, no less than 4 at least tempor
arily happy couples were married here,
all being atrangers. Judge Richardson
says the cause of this love-stricken in
flux is due to the fact that a man mnt
be 21 and a woman 18 before th nn
be married in Idaho without their par
ents' consent ; in this State they need
be only 18 and 15 respectively
The Judge also says the laws govern- ,
ing the re-marriage of divorced people
are alao stricter over there, and so
some begin the second chapter of their
stormy histories here. Some days ago
a Dutchman came to Vale with his very
young daughter and the bridegroom.
"That girl is very young," said the
Judge, "and I cannot understand how
it is you consent to have her married."
"Ven I vos married, " said the father,
"my frau vas fufteen, and goot und
healthy. Tarn sooch a law as Idyho,
A campaign of advertising of the
Vale Hot Springs will be inaugurated
by the O. R. and N. railroad immedi
ately after the conclusion of the build
ings which Mr. Gay is now having con
structed. The advertising will be dono
by means of folders, on which photo
graphs of the Springs will appear, and
several other methods will be employed
for the same purpose.
The fine new buildings are now near
ing completion as fast as possible and
quite an influx of visitors may be soon
Calla Enterprise a Dandy
J. P. Carr of Thompson and Carr
Real Estate and Timber men of Port
land, In sending tho names of nino
friends who want to subscribe to the
Enterprise says he received a copy of
the first issue and describes it as a
The exact words of Mr. Carr are;
"Mr. D sent me a copy of . our first
paper and it is a dandy."
The Postmaster General's department
has issued orders to Postmaster Hoswell
to compile an account of mail transit
and the matter will be taken up im
mediatly. The condition of tho service
to the interior will be covered fully and
all the circumstances connected with it
will be noted.
The amount of mail sent through the
Vale office is increasing riipidly from
time to time ami nw de uenti are
consequently taking pla
The annual report or ro ; it
the local office will al r.u U t'tu
TOMORROW WILL BE t
TEMPERANCE SU MY
Tomorrow, November J5H, will I Ifin
peranre Sunday, and the nennon by
Itev. Ii. K. Meredith will dal with that
subject at the evening aervim.
In the morning he will apeak on
The new hymnal have now arrivtl
and will 1 In uae for the flrt tune on
AViwiki (,'oti Dry
Oil Ute day Ufr Thnku' ''( th
al,-! tt Nanip want ool of buiinva
a Ue real thing, but lw liiialiitx
vpii as "n.r Ur" tnpviiuin