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AND VALE PLAINDEALER.
Published every SatuHay, by The Malheur Enterprise Publishing Co.
VALE, OREGON, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1509.
B. M. STONE, Manager.
J. J. McGRATH, Editor. j
Subscription, per year, $2.00
Entered a second-class matter at the poet office, Vale, Oregon.
U'io Should Build Ditches
MATTERS dealing with the construction of irrigation di'chen
are of vital importance to the West at the present time and
no investigation of the subject can be considered too much, partic
ularly in considering the different forces engaged in the work of
That the government. Federal or State, is one of the least:
j.inv.i w,mKm!,(:r in tia-d in effecting irrigation has been1
proven again and aain, and that men of capitar who come fresh
out of the East and engage directly in the pursuit themselves can
never be as successful as those who have jriven a great part of
their time to it. is an absolute certainty. This latter fact has just
received a fresh illustration near Emmett, Idaho, and will continue
to assert itself just as long as the landholders fail to join with ex
pert irrigation men. In a very few days Vale will be the scene
of a conference whose participants will be confronted with the
same dangers as those experienced by our Idaho neighbors. The
question as to who should build a ditch should at that time be agi
tating the mind of every man present for bushels of future trouble
may be averted by a proper solution of it.
If Malheur county were not so iucky in having men here who
know their work as a high school boy knows his alphabet, there
might he reason in taking chances with government ownership or
wealthy private experimenters, but conditions being as they are
there would be just as much reason in letting men who are finan
ciers, capitalists, or anything but ditch builders, do the work which
men of training could do so much better, as there would be in
going to a watchmaker to have a tooth filled.
As a matter of fact there are enough landowners with horses
along the valley of the Malheur River today to build their own
ditch but it seems to be impossible to get them banded together
for the work. Of course, it al ways seems impossible to bring to a
successful conclusion any undertaking in which too many take
active parts, so it seems after all that the best results can be
brought about only by letting the landholders and men who are
trained in the ditch building business come together and work for
the best interests oi ineir uisinct.
Safe Banking is Our Business
and We Want Your Banking
Oar business has grows to such aa extent, that
we refase aay business embodying a risk.
We wane the basinets of the FARMER, the
RANCHER, the STOCKMAN, the HOME
This Bank is For You
We offer jam the ernoe of strong, sound and safely managed
bank, aad assure y war assistance in time of need ai far ai safe
banking wJ pernt, aad no further.
This is Not a One Man's Bank
Our directors meet monthly, aad investigate the loans and
general coodkioa of she bank. Does This Kind of
Banking appeal to you, as safety and protection to de
We hearbly thank our many customers, for our growing business,
and assure jo we wish to aid yoa in your respective lines.
Our Customers Our Reference
First National Bank or Vale
Best Advertising .Medium in the County
2,500 Copies Printed Weekly
THE NEW STRIKE
Latest Mining, Camp Across the
Use ia Nerada Named After
Resident of Vale
IF it really be one of the principles of Democracy to abide by the
wishes of the majority why should not a Sunday Closing Ordi
nance be enactea oy tne city council n tne majority or the busi
Tipiw noenle of Vale desire it ?
This is a question which has again come up for solution in this
j city, and a question which is important enough, one would think,
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w aeserve rnucn more cuithioei duie auieninjn uian nas oeen accord
ed to it un to the nresent time.
Without having any firmer ground for the statement than that
supplied by the discussion at one meeting of the city council it
may nevertheless be said that the principal objections to the enact-
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mem are mat, me pennon aimea 10 suoserve ulterior motives, that
ranchers must have bunday to (Jo their shopping, and that business
men could voluntarily decide between themselves to close on Sun
days if they so desired.
As to the assertion that an ulterior motive is involved it can
- be dismissed by the statement that the majority of the people of
the City did not intend, when electing the city council, to make it
the examiner of their consciences. As a rule councils are elected
to fulfil the wishes of the majority that elected them, not to find
flaws in its reasons, (ioodncss knows many councils would never
be elected if majorities were infallible but Democracy holds that
majorities must rule, no matter the causes that bring about the re
sult The face value of the argument that the ranchers require Sun
day lor shopping appears to be considerable, but on closer examina
tion one is impressed by the opin ion that the values are obtained
at the expense of the man who must stand behind the counter Sun
day morning, Sunday afternoon and the rest of the week thrown
in. Rob Peter of the store to pay Paul of the Ranch is the cold
doctrine involved, and, wonderful to lie said, the representatives of
the City are the men who uphold it.
Argument number three declares that the business men could
close if they so desired wit hout going to the trouble of enacting any
law whatever, but the business men I himil u.j . I
admit the inqiossibility of success m such an elTort. The argu
ments of the latter are obviously strong ; new men come to town
and, not bound by any agreement, they will remain open ; smaller
storekeepers will try to gain an advantage over larger by remain
ing open when the big fellow is losed ; if there is no punishment
for selling on Sunday a customer will ask the storekeeper to sell
him something and the latter must do so or lo.se a client-and soon
every argument proving that human nature must undergo a radi'
cal alteration before the beautiful co operative dreams of Socialist
can be realized.
It is the easiest 'matter in the world for a councilman to tell
storekeeiK-rs they should agree between themselves, but who ever
heard of all the members of a city council In perfect agreement'
Lven a councilman is human. '
1 ,.0n.thV'l,'Vr ha,lt,i '.''i'.v he several sub rosa reasons on
both sides for the varying attitudes. Therein no more sense n
attacking an .r,te .g.,,t c.ty council ami Vale's councilmen are
Intelligent than there is for the conned to refuse to comply with
the wishes of the majority of the people. It may U said again
that perhaps, he majority should rule, but it may also be said Sit
the majority should make its weight felt 1
Charles Ashford and Charles Tapp
who have recently returned from the
newly discovered mining camp cf Cum
min)?, Nevada, state that quite a con
siderable stampede has taken place
there arid is sliil jroinz on. The eamo
is situated about 120 miles from Vale
and is named after Paddy Cummins of
this city, who with John O'Leary, was
the first of the locators. That the ore
found is of the best quality is the belief
of Messrs. Ashford and TaDD who hare
expressed the intention of returning,
and beginning the work of developing
some properties. At the present time
the buildings are only tents but about
one hundred people already reside in
the little city.
TAX LEVY WILL
SOON BE MADE
Mesabers of City Council Believe
Will be Mock Less Than in
Big Dry Land Turnip
Harney, Or, Jasoer Davis isexhihi
ting a tumip raised without rainfall on
his farm near here. The vegetable
weighs 10 pounds and measures 12 in
ches in diameter.
The tax levy for the city will be de
termmed upon at the next regular
meeting of the City Council. The reg
ular meetings are held on the first
Thursday after the first Monday of
At the special meetinz ht!d last Mo-.
day evening the members present ira
expression to the belief that the j?r
centum will be much smaller this year
than for several of the years immedi
Mayor Mulkey believed that it will
be 50 per cent less, but the matter has
evidently not vet been
oughly and the opinions held were jriven
as nothing more than such.
Send $2.00 to the Enterprise office
and we will mail you the paper for one year
Pleasant Church Tea
Job Printing of Every Description
at The Enterprise Office
There is every reason to believe that a representative of Fast
ern capitoliHts. now in Val-'. will shortly make known the com
pletion of a far reaching irrigation pmjYet which will combine thi
, wiiers 01 tnree it.HM.riani streams. Ihe man to whom reference
. Umli-an.et.ule t u.v..imU- the merit of an irrigation
; project which embrace.! the v.t.rs of Jlully Crvek onlv I U
I j taid that careful research revealed (he fact that the aimmi.Yiatirm
( Of water then forming the basis of the plan under cons" eS
t was wholly illegal, that no work had !-en done in good faith hi
- withayiew toHjK.culatiNe pur,,s,.s only. ,! that it was am?U
null and vo.d (or these and many other even more imiinrtan in d
E , conclusive reasons. 1 ,ia"ia'',
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j ; men. too, 11 nan uvn deinonstratc.1 Uui( tm. waters of Hullv
i ' Creek, alone, rt. ,nad,s,uate for t10 purple intended unless I S
plemented by the udduion and combination t,f somtHarirer ,S
more important Htream. The ,N,s.;eioi, of ample water larirJ v
i in exceH. of what ity expect,! will U actually necessary U o, e
of the prime .Ksentials lor the complete success of any irrigation
project. 'Iheexm-nse of the construction of dun, rail f. Z
Ultchea and other ePM MiaN to a complete irrigation pj.vt wm ,1
nott warriiMecd w,ti, lfV uaIl.r jn ; , . tf ";
Iflow.down lM.lv freek , de,ing our 'l rytd
(he great irregularity of the tlw. ' ' " 1
Engineer Cole aaa1 Pete Dsiord Ma
'ckiae Expert cee fresi Cakag
t Uke arg e ol Werk
Pete Duford, expert machinist for
the Buick car company has arrived
from Chicago and will Uke charge of
the work of establishing the electric
lighting plant at Brogan City aa well
as of the automobiles of thp Willow
Engineer Cole of the Swenson Pnm.
pany has also come and will be in
harge of the reservoirs and dith
work. Both men are at tk h..H.
their respective professions and their
arrival means the most perfect consum
mation of the extensive projects.
The hotel building will be completed
on the tenth of the present month and
the Mess house, which will accommo
date 75 men, is also about ready.
Go to T. T. Nelsen'i for furniture.
Afternoon tea was enjoyed at the
residence of Mrs. Caviness on Wednes- j
day afternoon and a verv lanrp nnmV.,... 1
of guests attended. I
Arrangements are bei
hold the next tea, which is given fort-'
nightly in aid of the church fund, at :
the Drexel Hotel in order that space
may be provided for the presence of i
members of the sterner sex.
SAYS SWAN WAS !
LARGEST OF KIND
That a Swan recently sent tn Port. !
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...,u ujr 0rn ness 10 De stuffed was i
the largest of its kind in the experience
of the taxidermist is the statement
made by the latter in a lettea received V I fnrincnn
this week by H. N. Boehmer of the U. J0n"S0n
s. National Bank. Proprietor
The swan is one of those killed by
Major L. H. French on his recent hunt-:
ing trip. f
BUILT mairFthan . Va,e Oregon
- -awSM IIUU1
Since last summer according to the
members of the street department of i
the City Council, twenty-two or twen- j
ty-three street crossings have 1-. n i
built in the city. Some Uft
in the funds of the street department, 1
dui we amount will be used for the 1
placing of gravel at muddy places as it
ia not sufficient for the construction of !
the number of lumber crossings needed.
No money lost in buying perhaps a !
costly present, but surely the hiirh.-Kt
Rooms With Baths
Terms Moderate, by the day, week or month
Vale ia at The Drexel Dmg Co.
j To lireak up Land
Kmil Ix?noir has let a contract for the
breaking up of his 320 acres on Willow
IJought at the
Are Sure To Please
I'retty neck ties, cuff butt.n.
bill books, Pursea. Tobacco Pour h-
, an Ingeraol watch, a pr. of
fancy arm Bands, initial Hdkf'a.
all silk Muffler. Hand-kerchiefs
in boxes. Suspenders in holiday
boxea. all silk Handkertheifa.
mU Suspender, arm Band. Car
ter, all in holiday bote. Big
line of good pocket Knives, pretty
felt lloee, shoe for everybody.
A box of irood Sox trtl n l-briv
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of arrow Collars (12 collars) mon
arch ShirU all sizes, a niue Over
coat, a pair of Royal Blue Shoes,
a fine all wool Swe:.tr coat, a
pair of fur or woul Gloves, a gm
warm cap. a ni.-e nifty hat. a Ko
dak. ( sure to please) Hair pin t.s,
fine embroidered Hdkf. ni.-f B, Its
warm golf Gloves, kid Glove, all
shades, a fancy Wait. a pr tly
rvllar, a god ht pin.
Huy Now, Don't Walt Uotil the Uat Minute
An an wool Sweater Coat,
bark Comb. prctty Kimona.
warm niKht Gowns, pretty Dishes
warm fur bets, a jro.nl Skirt, a
K..lak. Oust the thing, fan,.y
.arters. h..ltlay U.xes, a pretty
l amp, a ni.-e pairofhou.se Sh. s
a nice Suit or Coat (almost
price. a U.x nice Sturkirj:"
t,! I'M a pair line S.t.s a K
leather Hand Ita. pr,.U w,,
fascinators and Shawls,
When you want a
CHRIS. MILLS, PROPRIETOR
j Livery And Feed Stable
VALE TRADING CO.
"v and drain, flood Ris and Saddle Morses, Teams Cared
by Day or Week. Rates Reasonable.