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VOL 1, NO. 5
VALE, OREGON, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1909.
PRICE 5 cents
F VALE FAVOR CLOSING OF STREETS
TO ILL PLANS
Passes Resolution Which Asks Fcr
The Closing Of Six
MUST BUILD IN A YEAR
Resolution Includes a Proviso In Fa
vor Of Abandoning
WOOL GROWERS WESTFALL HAS
HOLD MEETING! A CHAMPION
Convene at Ontario, Transact Little Gladys Goodward Chosen to
Important Business and
Whereas, Malheur Valley Railway
Company has been in consultation witr
.the members of this Council, looking
to the seeming of additional land with
' in the boundaries of the city of Vale,
the perfecting its right-of-way throuph
said city, and the construction of i
depot, and '
Whereas, it is the view of the City
Council of the City of Vale, that step?
should be taken to aid and encourage
the development of this city iy co-operation
with said Malheur Valley Rail
way Company in developing its sys
tem through this city, and
Whereas, said Malheur Valley Rail-,
way contemplates the construction of i
. depot or station to be located at the.
foot of Main Street after the same ha?
been straightened, which station it con
templates shall be beautified by thf
laying out of parks, concrete walks,
etc. on each side thereof, and furthei
contemplates the construction of good
and sufficient roads-ways across it:
right-of-way at 12th and 14th Street
in said City of Vale, and will construct
a similar road-way over its tracks at,
or near the west end of the proposed
yards of said Railway Company, if, in
the future the same may be deemed
necessary, and contemplates the con
struction of freight depots at, or ne; r
15th, 16th, 17th and Morton Streets in
said city, and the laying out of freight
yards and" tracks.
Now Therefore, Be It Resolved,
by the said Council of Vale in special
meeting convened this 11th day of Dec
ember 1909, that we will cause the
city, through its proper officials, to en
ter into an agreement with said Rail
way Company, containing substantially
the provisions in the recitals of this
resolution, and upon the signing and
ensealing of said agreement, will cause
to be enacted good and sufficient or
dinances looking to the closing of Kith,
Main, 15th, Kith, 17ch and Morton
Streets, together with all alleys within
the proposed limits of said freight
(Continued on page eight.)
The wool growers of Harney and Mal
heur c( unties met at Ontario Wednts
d ly and passed resolutions thanking the
state's representatives in Congress for
their support .of the present schecul-'s,
calling for legislation to prevent the
sale of shoildy wool, asking that county
and state officials do their full duty to
prevent range outrages, demanding
that the injury done to shippers by
classing sore mouthed lambs with those
afflicted with lip and leg ulceration be
obviated, commending mutton as meat
food, thanking the state Railway Com
mission for its efficient services, and
in favor of the declaration of a gener
al warfare on predatory animals,
George W. McKnight, president of
the association as well as president of
the State Woolgrowers, presided
and the following officers were elected
for the ensuing season:
President, Geo. W. McKnight; Vice
pres. J. D. Killings; Secretary and
Treasurer, Elwood Clark. The Advis
ory Board is composed of M. B. Gwinn,
Tom Turnbull, J. D. Billingsley, Frank
Palmer and George W. McKnight.
The officers of the association are
members of the executive committee
in addition to the following: -John
Wood, J. H. Seward, Charlie Anderson
and A. Z. Cuenaga.
After the convention a banquet was
Represent That City in Con
test For Enterprise Piano
Bell Telephone Company Cuts
Out Vale Telegrams Hut
Calls Them In
DINNER AT DREXEL
TO MAJOR FRENCH
Major L. H. French was the guest
of honor at a dinner given last Wed
nesday at the Drexel grill by John W.
Crson and his associates in the Bully
Creek project. The departure of the
M,ajor to spend Christmas with his
family in New Rochelle was made to
serve as the ostensible reason for tl e
graceful compliment although, of
course, the dispersal of certain clouds
recently by the Major's voluntary j
action is supposed to be the real source j
of the light ray. The dinner concluded
with a little complimentary address by
Mr. Corson, and an appropriate reply j
by the chief guest.
Those present in addition to Major
French and Mr. Corson were; Mes-;
dames 1). M. Brogan, Brown, Frick,
Stone, Willis, Johnson; Misses Mc-
Naughton, Drake, and Messrs. Brogan, I
Jleiron, Brown, Frick, Steigmeyer, John
. son Patterson, Ashford, Garrett, Willis,
Cummins, Stone, McGrath. Judge W. j
K. Lowery, one of the invited guests,
at the last moment found himself un
able to be present.
Broke, Sleeps In Jail
As Sheriff Bob Odell sat in bis office
last Wednesday watching the shadis of
evening falling a human derelict enter
ed the otlice diffidently and asked for a
btd. The humane B"b immediately
led the stranger to one of L'nde Sam's
beds behind the rtro.ig door and for
once at least "stone walls did not a
prison make, nr iron bars a cage."
The guest slept like a top till morning
and Mr. Odell prepared to ne him
brr.kfM-t but the w aif decided in favor
of ii'ir w ilh the I. .ir. I Je until after
IJlral time, when he faded aw iiy. lie
tui.1 he rume from lioi.ic.
Hart Proptrtg Stil I
The pon t v of r tmX Hull, wlu.li
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During some two days of the present
week the people of Vale were unable to
dispatch telegrams, just because the
Bell Telephone Company gave orders to
Ontario not to receive any from this
ostracized burg. The cause of the Jo
vian ire is a matter of mere conjecture
to the unfortunate victims, but that
some propitiating sacrifice had to be
offered up and that it was offered up is
pretty clearly shown by the fact that
the service was revived last Wednesday.
' It has been said that the Almighty
Company cut us out to show its eon
tempt for the ungrateful ones who
ventured to register little kicks from
time to time about the service. It has
not been stated, however, whether or
not the Bell people contemplate inflict
ing like punishment should Vale peo
ple again dare to say they are not get
ting what they pay for.
The refusal to accept telegrams last
ed two days this week.
Miss Gladys Goodward, aged thirteen,
has been chosen by Westfall as its
champion in the great contest now on
frthe $-125.00 piano offered to the
1 u'.ies by the Malheur Enterprise.
Westfall vows its determination to
wrest the splendid prize from Vale and
little Miss Gladys is arming for the
fray with all the enthusiasm that is
generally associated with the first of
the teens. She says she has only one
ambition in life just now and that is to
be the owner of the Piano. Westfall
this week hurled its defiance at Vale
nd all other cities in the county and
its people are certain that its fair
young champion will rise triumphant at
the conclusion of the tournament.
MISS ANGIE LYELLS
Miss Angie Lyells, one of the most
popular yonng ladies of Ontario, has
taken up the guage of battle thrown
down by the ladies of Vale in the great
Enterprise piano contest, and is deter
mined never to pause before the ter
mination of the period named,- - -
Miss Lyells is well known in Vale
and also in other towns, and expects
to draw support from all quarters.
Her friends, whose name is legion, are
reported to be already flocking to her
BROGAN MOVES TO
Condemnation papers have been serv
el by Sheriff Odell on some half doz
en parties who own property through
which the Willow River Railroad right-of-way
extends. Those served are
Grant O. Ridgely and wife, W. G.Ter
williger and wife, W. E, Bright, Joe
D. Marks, et al., W.' P. Harris and
wife, and C. Beckman.
Go to T. T. Nelsen's for furniture.
Business at Westfall has shown a
tremendous improvement in recent
times along all lines and the business
men of that community are in the
The Jones Mercantile Company busi
ness has more than doubled in one year.
Last month their receipts exceeded
$10,000. For the year just ending the
receipts were $75,000.
The business of the bank for the past
ten weeks has more than doubled that
for the corresponding period last year.
The business of the Westfall Com
mercial Co. which is composed of H. M.
Gilliam and D. A. Eckerman, has in
creased 10 per cent in 12 months.
The representatives of other houses
and industries have the same good news
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J. H. Taeue was arrested last week
on the charge of trespass made by Al
len Kiisbach. The complainant alleged
that Tague, who is a contractor on the
Brogan railroad, entered his property j
and tore down his fence. When the
matter came up in court it was regard
e 1 as the result of a misunderstandir g i
and was left to arbitration. I
HAMMOND SELLS i
RANCH TO PORTER
A deal was effected this week l y
wni-h W. Porter lecomes the owner ,
of Charlie Hammond's ranch near
Vale. The price was $'!". per acre, less
JlJuii which was paid by Mr. Porter
in the shi.;c of town property.
Burglar Alarm For Bank
The F irst National Bank of Vale is
pn paring for tin- iiihtallation of an
electrical burelar alarm next February
w hicli i ui.i'i'ic of t.i kind. The cur
rent will le l'il.eed by ll.lTJ
loueli i n t ic .' and will ri.ig u M
Hllld bill wi.l.v.le the building Will
a two immiIc, o th it the Miami will U
beard il over tin" i :t) bud IiiU' ll fur-
II f In t i ... Il l l. r- j it it II V 1 1 ii In
L IL I.ll' M.
IN EACH WEEK
Only Twenty Five People Arrested
In Yale In Six Months By
The City .Marshal.
According to the records of Judge
Wilson the number of arrests made by
City Marshal Dan Eno during the past
six months is twenty five, and the
amount coming to the city treasury
from that source is only $19H.OO.
Some of the arreBts were made for
Vc-ry trivial reasons and two-dollars
fines are conspicuous, but some of the
contributions are much more respect
aMe. A lady captured first honors by
paying $V).00 for having sold near
beer. The majority of the cases were
of course, violations of the moral xJe
fjrthe support of which prohibition
was particularly forged.
Cift from Mr. Seeley
Mr. ('. A. Gilhaiti, one of that School
Board, bus rccdvwl front I'rof. Keeley
of the Vfcl School a haiidrn library
tl lo . Ie te. from th brat of T. T.
Nclwcii' Urut uk. Whils a httU
Ctrl) for faiila the tflfl to M-olilU.
U l T. T. Nvlvi' for fjriiiUir
Major French Voluntarily with
draws Claims to Bully
CAME TO BUILD
NOT TO 03STRUCT
Hands Over Rights But .Will Re
turn to Accomplish Greater
The action instituted by P. F. Cum
mings, a suit brought against C. E.
Herron et al. and involving the ques
tion of the possession of the waters of
Bully Creek, has been dismissed upon
motion of the plaintiff. The injunction
prayed for by Cummi g and which had
been granted and made permanent,
has also been vacated.
As is well known in Vale, the insti
gator of this action was Major L. H.
French, of New York, and his motive
was the desire to control the waters of
Bully Creek coupled with the belief
that he could legally do so. To that
end Mr. Cummings made an applica
tion to appropriate the waters of Bully
Creek and of Indian Creek, and located
a reservoir site at the point commonly
known as the Lumberson Reservoir
site. On the strength of this location
a id appropriation the above mentioned
suit was brought, the validity of the
water rights under which Herron and
(Continued on page 8.)
OIL MENS WORK
. IS REWARDED
The Long Sought Fluid Shows Itself
on Property of Eastern Ore
gon Oil Company
TWO PINTS IN BUCKET
Contractor Stops Work to Hasten
to Portland With Good News
For The Stockholders
That the long desired oil is at last
on the point of gushing forth in Mal
heur county seems to be a certainty
from the news which is now being
whispered around amongst the people
of this city. The rumor that a find of
considerable importance was made has
been prevalent for some time and an
investigation has proven that the re
port was well fpunded. The story in
a nutshell is that Keys and Hunt, the
men who have the contract for boring
on the property of the Eastern Oregon
Oil and Gas Company, have struck oil
in a quantity that is sufficient in their
opinion to guarantee that a well will
be brought in before very many days
have passed after the resumption of
work. Grant Keys, one of the con
tractors, pumped up a bucketful of
sand recently which contained an un
usually large quantity of oil. He is an
old oil man and makes the calculation
that the amount of oil contained in that
one bucket was at least two pints.
F. M. Loy, general manager of the
company, who arrived here some days
ao has begun doing assessment work
on the other proertieH of the company
and will continue to work to the full
capacity. Mr. Hunt, immediately after
making the find, started for Portland
to report, and the drill has been left
idle pending a presentation of the fact
to the directors.
In its issue of ymt 'rday, Friday 17,
the Idaho Statesman published a dis-
j patch from Nyssa stating that a 15 I
I barrel oil well had been brought in on
' the projerty of the F.antern Oregon
Company, but T. W. Davidson, a mem
ber of the company, who is now at tie
Drexel hotel here, ami who has U-rii
overlooking the work, stall! tUy to a
representative of the F.ntrpriiM9 that
tha tory U exuKKcrstcd. Mr. David
a, m says, however, that oil ha In-rii
found but th ipjmitity rannut yet
b UelrriiiiiiM! ow tug to tho fart that
Wt-r liSi Uell l-hrouliteri"!,
Aci-onluiK to the dip..t. h the Inform
s' ton wa (iw n k.jI y K. M. Hunt,
wIiy has U,e roiitrtul for UrinK.
Charlie Thebaud and Bert High
Amongst Lucky Exhibitors
at Ontario Fair
Charlie Thebaud won two first prizes
for chickens and Bert High captured
two firsts for his stud horses exhibited
at the Fair held in Ontario this week.
, During the progress of the Fair sev
eral Vale people attended and all were
enthusiastic in praise of the efforts
made by Ontario to make the time of
the visitors as pleasant as possible.
On Wednesday the wool growers of
Harney and Malheur counties assem
bled in convention and one of the big
events for Thursday was the, formal
opening of the new Snake River bridge.
T.ie Vale band attended and a ided eclat
to the occasion, while banquets and
other functions provided much pleasure.
Walter Clenn is another Vale man
who brought home a trophy. He re
ceived first prize for his exhibit of
BORE FOR OIL
BY FIRE LIGHTS
Great Bonfires of Sagebrush Blaze
' Every Night Around The
Rigs in The Field
IDAHO LOVERS STILL
MARCHING ON VALE
That the march of Idaho lovers still
continues Valeward is shown from day
to day by the county court records. On
last Wednesday J. G. Johnston, of Pay
ette, and Miss Alice Heap, of Emmett,
were made one by Judge Richardson. Tl e
youthful appearance of the bride sug
gested once more that the Idaho law
must be thanked for one more mar
Pleasant Surprise Party
The seventeenth birthday of Miss Ha
zel Hess, which occurred last Thursday,
was made the occasion of a very pleas
ant surprise party by her friends. The
following were present:
Misses Glenn, Robinson, Neilly and
Draper; Messrs. Pollock, Welch, Clan
cey, Rose and Swydensky.
During the day Miss Hess became
the recipient of some very nice presents.
A deal was effected this week by
which the Vale Lumber Company pass
es from the hands of its present own
ers to others.
B. W. Mulkey is mentioned as the
principal in the new ownership but it
is saia that outside people are associa'
ed with him who intend to enlarge the
The Oregon-Idaho Lumber Company
is the name under which the business
will be transacted in future. F. B.
Zutz negotiated the salo.
Out on the hillside great bonfires of
sagebrush blaze every night, and fi r
some time the blazes were matters of
mystery until it became known that
tht oil men had hit upon the expedient
of using the brush for lights.
Large piles of the brush are gathered
every night by three or four parties
who are engaged in the work of boring
and when old Sol retir. s the work never
stops.' .Sometimes when all the fires
are ignited they illuminate the country
for miles around :4idnear them may be
seen the men working around the
machines like pictures illustrating the
performances of II. G. Wells Martians.
The scheme is said to be a -.lew one
and the men who have adopted it claim
to be the originators.
SAYS NEXT YEAR
A small residence belonging to Chas.
Thebaud, and located on his ranch near
the main residence, was destroyed by
fire yesterday morning.
ENTERPRISE GETS j
The Harney County News of Dec- j
ember 8 says: - j
The Malheur Enterprise is the name I
of the new paper at Vale which has :
absorbed the Plaindealcr, recently j
Started there, and which is really the
healthiest looking paper already that is
published in Malheur county.
The EvatiHton, Illinois, Index of
Dec. 4 has the following:
Mr. W. K. Lowrey, a formerly well
known EvaiiHtonian, sends the first ,
i cjpy of the Malheur Enterprise, u good '
. I'Mtking weekly published at Vale, On,
I An article which is so well written that
it is suspected the judge was the uil
( thor sets forth the many advantages
i of the new town of Brogan, "tin; seat
of a little empire.
H. I.Upton, publisher of the Block ton
News, Block ton, Iowa, write as fol
lows in acknowledgment of the receipt
of a copy of the Enterprise :
"I was very much surprised to find
it so gooxl a puer and to find thiny
moving off so brinkly in that section in
which you are interested."
Sew Light For City
The bill for city lighting for the .i-t
two months was allowed by the nl
c Mined Inst Thnrnduy evening, and
Manager Carter prun imI thul the four
IditHiiml htfhU rr4' i'"d fr omc
t dm tfo will I iiit..ll.. within
Wtik. 'J be bill for (' liiohU. v. at
KING OF JAPS
Hires all the Japanese for Railroad
Work on all the Harriman
TO GET MEN FOR 0. S.L.
It is Expected That One Thousand
Hands Will be Employed in Ex
WILL BE OUR BEST
H. C. Oliver, freight agent of the O.
R. and N., who was in Vale during the
week, states that the railroad business
near Vale and the surrounding districts
will be far better next year than ever
The improvement is noticeable over a
large radius and many new sidings are
being put in. Mr. Oliver has recently
been transferred on promotion to the
HOPE IS NOT
If Railroad Persists In Present
Demands, Hope Will Not
(Jive Main Street
The firm of Hope Brothers has de
cided not to donate its Main street
property for the straightening of that
thoroughfare should the railroad com
pany persist in the demand for the
closing of till the streets mentioned in
the resolution to the city council.
M. G. Hope states that he would be
satisfied to give the property, which,
he sayii, contains nearly half a block,
if the railroad people agree to the open
ing of Fourteenth and Sixteenth streets.
He has no objection to the closing of
Main, Fifteenth and Seventeenth streets
and has i.lready notified the representa
tives of the railroad of his purpose.
Should his wishes not be met he de
clares it his intention not to relinquish
the Main street ground without com
pensation. INTEREST INCREASING
IN VALE OIL FIELDS
T. W. Davidson the well known oil
man has rec. ntlv visited Salem, having
been requested to go there by several
business men and hankers of that town
who desired to become familiar with
the conditions of the oilfields in the
neighborhood of Vale.
Mr. Davidson says the interest 'n
the fields is i ic easing in Portland
ami oilier places and this fact is borne
out by the many communications re
ceived by the Malheur Enterprise from
various parts of the country, whose
prople desire to bear the facts about
ALL OIL GROUND
HELD BY OWNERS
IM-al oil men stale, that for the first
time since the discovery of the oil fields
n 'ar Vide, no oil ground will remain
open or re-location at New Years.
This fact, is cau..ed by the tremendous
campaign of nsicsKinrnt that was in
a'lgurtetcd here this fail and which con-tiniJe.-l.
Men int. rented ill the fields
have com.! from all quartern with rigs
to p. rform the HHM-hcincnt work with
the i. milt that not onu rig of all that
hi e here i-t no .v itlle.
Mutirial For Brogan It. It.
I'.ve . ..if.-jil. of i'.tilroud gr.4iii g
m it. i i,d hi riv. i l.tat 'I utility for the
V illow Itis. r rM'lioitd iomiuny tit be
pl.t. d III l ollillil.oO'ill InillK dllttl ly aflef
S. Inaki, who goes by the name of
King of the Japanese of the west,
came to Vale last week and left again
last Sunday after having transacted
some business connected with the ex
tension of the O. S. L. railroad into
t ie Bums country.
Inaki takes contracts for supplying
al! the Japanese labor both for con
struction and section work for the Har
riman systems and constantly directs
the movement of thousands of men.
Engineer Ashton believes that one
thousand men will be employed in the
work of building the railroad and
the impossibility of obtaining an ado- .
quate supply of white men renders the
employment of Japanese necessary.
The visit of the "King" is bolieved to
mean that construction work will not
now bo much longer delayed. It is
safe to say with certainty that tho
work will be in full swing before sum
MOVING OIL RIG
BY ITS OWN POWER
The Hutchinson Oil and Gas Com
pany of Union is now moving its $2,5X0
boring rig by its own power across the
Malheur oil fields. This work is usual
ly done by means of horse teams but
haste was found necessary and a d,elay
would have been caused by the search
for horses. The company is engaged
in preparing for assessment work. .
MALHEUR OIL CCNPANY
BRINGING NEW CASING
New casing is expected to arrive at
any time now for the Malheur Oil and
Gas Company whoso representative
will install it immediately upon its ar
rival. Vhey aro now preparing to haul
it to the rig and will work night and
Will Erect Tank
Just as quickly as the matters relat
ing to the right of way through the
city are settled tho 0. S. L. railroad
company will sink a well and erect a
water tank. Engineer Ashton believes
the work will bo begun very soon.
Sew Meat Market Opens
C. O. Duncan and Charlie Thomas
opened a new meat market last Mon
day morning in the old Newton Build
ing, opposite the Vale-Burns stage line
otlice. Mr. Duncan is well and favor
ably known as a victualler in Vale and
Mr. Thomas has been here for some
"Tell the people" they say, "that wo
will sell the best meat at the most
reasonable prices, so that all can af
ford to eat".
That their words are Ixime out by
the facts is evidenced bv a visit to
their market, whose owning is one of
the many proofs now coming to show
the city's Hilvance.
f. i ii,, ( m.oI. uim,
TOWN MAY HAVE
HOT WATER VERY SOON
C. Ii. Oxman and George W. Hayes
will bring the question of the ht
water franchise before the Council at
its next meeting and hope to have mat
t ts definitely arranged at that time.
It is the intention to buy or lease th
PAYNE MEETS STATE
S. L. Payne has returned from the
ni'.'fling ol couniy aeoi wiucn imp,
place recently at the behest of th
State K.quali;tatMi Board, w hich di
sred to In id whither or not tha aaaes
n had complied with the law as to
' i'4nh values.
This .uiiimoniiig of the county asses
1 rs is due to a protest entered lat
year by Yamhill county.
Vr. I'aynu states Hist the lncra
in !'! of property in Malheur county
howt.l up will anioniM lha ulhrr
.ouiiti. pi pioK.ition p lh miuU.