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AND VALE PLAINDEALER
VOL. 1, NO. 6
VALE, OREGON, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1909.
PRICE 5 cent
WILL BORE IN
A. W. Rinehart Will Put Down
, Four Inch Casing and Pros
A. W. Rinehart, owner of seven
acres of ground which enclose hot
springs near the city, said when in
Vale last week that he will begin
before very long to sink on his
property. He has decided to put down
a five-inch casing and figures upon in
stalling a plant that will enable the
springs to be utilized to advantage.
He and his mother also contemplate
the erection of buildings on the proper
ty, which they hold on the west side of
. the city. A. W. Rinahart is the son
( of L. B. Rinehart who first came to
Vale in 1868 and who built for a road
. house the old stone structure which
now stands at the southwest end
of Main street. Mr. Rinehart senior
at that time homesteaded 160 acres on
part of which is now a large part of
Of That Number Caught Here ir,
Past Year Three Broke J?il
And Two Were Killed
MORE PUT BACK
Pcojle Mot Yet Ready To Take Up
The Boise-Owyhee District
DEFY THE REST
Ontario and Westfall Champions
Make Great Fight For Piano
. and Feel Confident
. Notwithstanding the fact that Miss
Angie Lvells of Ontario and Miss
Gladys Woodward of Westfall are wag
ing heroic fights for the capture of the
splendid piano offered by the Malheur
Enterprise, the two fair representatives
of Vale are determined never to let
the grand trophy be wrested from
their hands. Miss Woodward is now
leading Miss Lyells by 850 votes, but
the young Ontario lady only laughed
confidently when told the story over
the phone. The last entry was that of
Miss Constance Wilson of Vale, a
daughter of Judge Wilson and a popu
lar pupil at the local school, who hopes
to draw most of her support from the
The popular Miss Margaret Glenn
confidently expects to keep the royal
reward in Vale, and is forging ahead.
The piano is now on view in the
window of the Malheur Clothing Com
pany. SHIPS EIGHTEEN TONS
OF ALFALFA SEEDS
Tliirtv-siY tbnllHHrwl nnnnrls nf nlfulfn
need were shipped to Minneapolis last
week by A. J. Huff.
The first shipment for the season
was made by C. O. Thomas on Decem
ber 16. There are still fifteen more
carloads ready for shipment.
Eight arrests took place here during
the year just drawing to Hose, ami of
that number three broke j;iil two be
ing killed in the attempt.
One, Heck Osborn, who broke nut. is
still at large and defies a!J efforts at
Red Terrence Weir is now in the
Harvey Wright and 1 George Duncan
were the men who got killed in the at
tempt to gain freedom.
C. A. Johns, James Lloyd and Gus
Johnson, safe blowers, are now in the
pen, the two former for four years and
the last named for an indeterminate
period. The eighth man is now in jaiF1
here awaiting the January term of the
WILL NEXT MEET JAN. 3
Principal Cause Of The Delay Said To
Be Due To Desire Of Others
To Come In
THREE HUNDRED PEOPLE
CAME IN LAST WEEK
The number of people who came to
Vale last week by railroad numbered
three hundred and fifteen. One of the
biggest of the ordinary days for pas
sengers traffic was last Tuesday when
sixty people came in, although there
was nothing unusual on the program.
Twenty Four Tons For Burns
Six teams left for Burns last week
carrying 48,000 lbs. of freight which
had been accumulating in the Mer
chants Wholesale Warehouse.
THREE TERMS OF
COURT NEXT YEAR
In the year beginning with the first
of next month three terms of circuit
court will be held annually instead of
two as in former years. The growing
importance of Malheur county render
ed an increase in the number of terms
necessary and the legislature passed a
law to that effect at the last sitting.
The business to be transacted next
month will be as large as ever not
withstanding the addition of the third
term. Most of the cases will be of a
civil nature. They will be. more num
erous than the average while the crim
inal docket will be light.
SUIT BROUGHT FOR
P. II. Iluuneuian filed suit iast Tues
day in the County Court against II. M.
Housh of Nyssa and claims damage in
the sum of $5000 for injuries alleged to
have been received last May through
naving Deen run down by a runaway
team belonging to defendant, at Nyssa. I
Plaintiff alleges also that his wife
was run down and injured at the same
HOPE TO FORM"
Several men who are interested in
the search for oil, and who hold oil
lands in this vicinity, are now prepar
ing to form a district which will elect
its own officers to adjudicate on ques
tions which are sure to arise immed
iately after the discovery of oil. The
principal benefit to be obtained by
such organization, it is said, will be a
preservation of the rights of real
owners above those who are accustom
ed to jump in when the real worth of a
camp has been established. Steps will
be taken immediately to realize the
The 'leang of the matter of the pro
posed formation of the Boise-Owyhee
district came up again last Monday in
the county curt but was once more
postponed for another two weeks.
Mr. Brooks, attorney for the land-
holders, asked for the adjournment for
several reasons, and Mr. Dalton Biggs
suggested an adjournment for two
weeks. He stated that, according to
his reading, the statute allowed that a
total period for all adjournments should
not exceed four weeks, and that if the
matter be taken up on January 3 a con
tinuous hearing must be given. The
Court accordingly adjourned until that
Mr. Brooks, who is attorney for both
districts, states that the request for a
further adjournment is due, amongt
other reasons, to the fact that propo
sitions have come from owners of wa
ter rights looking towards coming into
the districts, upon an equitable basis
being reached allowing them for their
water rights and including drainage.
He says a large share of the lands
ur.dcr the ditches need drainage. He
believes it more praccticable to have
only one system.
A PAPER WORTH
A real newspaper is worth more
than $2.00 a year, when a cheap,
consumptive imitation of one is
not worth two bits. Some papers
are dear at any price. Indeed,
the injury a weak imitation causes
to a community would justify only
aid towards carrying out its funer
al obsequjes. This is not an attack
on any other paper in Malheur
county; it is merely a justification
of the fact that The Malheur
Enterprise is worth $2.00 a year
less than 4 cents per week. The
Enterprise tries to give the
news, and the people who read it
are kind enough to say it succeeds.
That is what a newspaper is for,
and a publication which fails in
that respect may be useful for
wrapping purposes but it is not a
newspaper. If you need a horse
you do not buy a burro, even
though the intending vendor claims
that the beast belongs to the race
of equines. It is a strict matter
of business that a man buys only
what answers his purpose; when
he buys anything else he wastes
TALK CHAMBER,. MISS CHESTER
OF COMMMSE! LAID TO REST
More Than Five Thousand Dol
lars' Worth Of Property
Went Up In Smoke
LAND BRINGS BIG
FRICE NEAR CITY
Ten acres of ground have been sold
by C. O. Thomas to Mrs. Coburn for
$160. an acre. Tne property is situat
ed near the town in the neighborhood
of the electric light plant.
TO BE BUILT
Company Formed With
$100,000 Capital to Take
Over Hope, Halliday
The deal was consummated yester
day by which the Hope-Halliday Hot
springs property became the property
of the Vale Hotsprings Company, for
which the papers of incorporation have
The company is capitalized at $100,
000 and the chief work will be the
erection of one of the finest sanitariums
in the west. The property is 60 acres
in extent and incorporators are the
two Hope brotherst Tom Jones, Tom
Halliday, Leo H. Smith and F. B.
Zutz. li. C. Eastham is the attorney.
He states that work will be begun as
soon as possible and is of the opinion
that the resort will become one of the
most famous west of the Rockies.
Two Drillers Arrive .
A. V. Field and E. L. Crispin, two
new drillers for the Mammoth Oil and j
Gas Company, arrived this week and j
will immediately get doVn to the work '
of boring. j
New Law On Assessment Work
It is not generally known that there 1
is a new law governing assessment
work on oil claims located under the ,
placer mining laws of the United States. ,
The feature that most vitally concerns
this section just at this time is in sub
stance as follows: An affidavit of Is-,
bor shall b ft led with the County Ke- 1
order of the county in which the claim '
is situated within thirty days afUr the
end of the year for which the ae-1
mrnt work was done.
Roll liii dialts, flat ti dek, etc. at
T. T. NtUvn's.
WILL FIGHT PROCEEDINGS
Some of landholders along the pro
posed right-of-way of the Willow
River railroad have decided, and are
now taking steps, to tight the cond rn
nation proceedings instituted by the
eompany. Those who will engage in
the fight are .Messrs. Marks, Oxman, 1
Trewilliger ami Harris. They have
employed G. W, Hayes as their at- ,
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Sage Brush Has a Use
Sage brush, heretofore considered
valueless, may prove to be extremely
valuable, if the information given out
by the Nevada State Publicity and In
dustrial Commission, proves to be cor
rect. According to the report of Professor
Sylvestor Sparling, of Chicago, 4,000
pounds of sage brush produced two
J)-galloii kegs of distillate and further
yield. of charcoal. The distillate con
tains tar, wood alcohol, acetic acid and
other produeti that are of great com
The destruction by fire of the house
on Charles Thebaud's ranch last week
was much more disastrous than was at
first believed, the loss having amounted
to between $5,000 to $6,000. The fact
of the fire was told in the last issue of
the Enterprise, but since then it has
been learned that a library of books
destroyed in the fire wis worih $.t,000.
Another article destoyed was a Polar
bear rug for which Mrs. Thcbaud had
paid one thousand dollars.
The loss was covered by a $.1,500 in
surance but that amount by no means
covers the full loss.
DIES AT ENTERPRISE
Fall From Scaffold Causes
Death of An Old
LaGrande, Or., Dec. 18. The body
of C. K. Thornton, a local architect
who has been supervisor of most of the
new buildings of any note constructed
in Wallowa County the past year, and
who died Thursday at Enterprise as
the result of a fall last Monday, was
brought to La Grande yesterday after
noon for burial. He is survived by a
widow and a son aged 12 years. Mr.
Thornton fell from a scaffold last Mon
day, and didn't recover consciousness
up to the time of his death, 72 hours
later. He has been an important man
in this city for several years. An en
gineer of considerable note, he built
many of the larger buildings in this
section. Three years ago he was a
candidate for county Surveyor. He
was one of the chief pillars of the local
M. E. Church.
Under That Title or Name of
Commercial Club New Body
STEPS BEING TAKEN
Several Citizens Agitating Necessity
for Representative Bcdy Such
as Other Towns Have
Initial steps were taken this week
to revive the old Commercial Club of
Vale or to establish an entirely new
body, around which the industrial life
of Vale and the surrounding country
C. C. Mueller has consented to ac
complish the rough work of the be
ginning and is already makifig himse'f
busy in the effort whenever a mom
ent's spare time is vouchsafed him
from his private affairs.
He and the others who have already
interested themselves point out the
fact that all the surrounding cities of
any consequence are already represent
ed by such organizations, and that the
benefits accruing to such places are
The new body is expected to be a
strong one in' which all will have the
greatest possible -confidence Hnd
which will strive at all times to keep
Vale before the eyes of the people
Impressive Services Held and Large
Attendance at Funeral Attest
For a useful Xmas gift, call at the
Drexel Drug Co.
On Last Wednesday More Sacks Of
Mail Went Out Than
Last Wednesday was a record one in
the history of the Vale postoflice,
more mail having been sacked than on
any other day, notwithstanding the de
crease due to the failure of the train
Twenty-eight sacks in all were ship
ped and a further li! sacks would also
have been sent ha -1 t he train arrived
before the leaving of the stages. The
amount of registered mail sent out for
Christmas was approximately double
the amount sent out during Christmas
week in any preceding year.
The remains of Miss lleulah Chester
were laid to rest last Monday, the fun
oral leaving at 1 P. M. from the Meth
odist Episcopal Church, after an im
pressive service conducted by the Rev.
The sorrow of the community at the
loss sustained by the young lady's
death was attested by the large atten
dance at the funeral, and by the deep
sympathy expressed on all sides for
The pall bearers were Messrs. Halli
day, Mueller, Morffitt, Dunaway, Gus
Hurley and Weaver, and the chief
mourners were Miss Chester's mother
and father, three brothers and two
sisters who live in Vale. The members
of the Eastern Star Lodge of which
the deceased young lady was a menber,
also inarched in the procession. Miss
Chester was born in Missouri last April.
24 years ago, and died last Saturday at
Owyhee where she had been teaching
The New City Charter Will be
Arranged and Compiled
JURY DRAWN FOR
The jury for the January term of the
circuit court was drawn last Wednes
day but the names have not been given
out for obvious reasons. The term, of
court will begin January 10.
It has been found impossible to hold
services in the Methodist Episcopal
Church on Christmas Day but the
services on the Sunday will be more
elaborate than usual.
On Sunday ' morning the children of
Sunday School will take part and at
the evening services which will bo held
at the usual hour, 7::i0 P. M., there
will be u sacred concert.
H. C. Eastham, city attorney and"
chairman of the city charter Commis
sion who arrived from the East last
week, will call the members of the Com
mission together next week for the
purpose of arranging and compiling the
new city charter.
The principal feature of the new
charter will be the improvement of the
streets and the change will not be con
siderable, except that it will be com
piled and arranged in a more scientific
The other members of the Commis
sion are C. C. Mueller, secretary; I.
W. Hope, G. W. Hayes, John BoswelL
II. R. Dunlop, T. E. McKnight, T. W.
Halliday, H. P. Osborne, J, P. Dun
away, I. F. S. Diven, Julian Hurley
and R. G. Wheeler.
Railroad Officials Swamped by
Work Owing to Record
On last Saturday, Sunday and Mon
day one hundred and eighty three
packages came by express to Vale,
and all, with very few exceptions, were
Christmas gifts that ranged from rock
ing horses to glass and corked goods.
On the 21st of the present month the
business done by the railroad exceeded
the amount transacted in any previous
full month of December although a
quarter of the month was still in the
TEN LOTS !N HOPE
A Mr. Ja.'oha of I'll. or, tMy..n, h-.
rame the owner of i. n ..t u tl.f ll...e
Addition tl.; m L. r. li .it, a ...
Company, wl.ui'h.l I t .- r., , ;t!.i
t might Umi! tl slc i,f .A .,(, I,,
r M. ! , r.
TO PUT ON DRAMA
The ladies of the Civic Improvement
(,'iuli are now busy in the work of pre-
parh-g to put on a drama in the near j
futi.ie in aid of the fums of the as-"!
so' iatioii. The date on which the pro
duction will take place has not yet
been given out but the date and name
of the pi -(' will be announced in a
later i.-nue of the Enterpri.se.
Baby Girl Comes
A pn tty bi l y girl was born to Mrs.
W. T. t ook !at Krftlay. The little tot
and her mother sre progressing very
l. icily under the ci rc of Dr. RolertM.
Sic:'. I'lojle Improving
Mr. Abl ott who has been very sick
for ton time in riporlid to be now
ill II..I. h In Iter hi.illll.
.Mik. Nevtloii U kUo rerted litter
.mi Die little KcvU'.li HI.' I Milch chll
.li'ii, ln. k.ru ur) m riuly ill lc
mi t '.' i "ltd l i on .It tv lc o if y .
Mr. Thornton was a resident of Vale
some years ago and was well known by
Just before his death the Hope
brothers had decided to communicate
with him wilh a view to getting plans
for the Hotspriug buildings. While in
Vale he builta residence for M. G. Hope,
and was the most prominent upbuilder
of the M. E. Church. j
He also planned the Hot Lake build-!
ings and all the best buildings in La
Go to T. T. Nelson's for furniture. '
ANOTHER IDAHO PAIR
IS MARRIED HERE
Still another loving pair crossed the '
border from Idaho last Tuesday to be
come man wife in Vule.
They were Henry Yot and Adra
Doggett of Washington County, Idaho,
and were married by a'-hry AViUon,
Justice of the peace. x
Stuyin Uhv Ilumur
The Mage running between Vule
Mini !iirn, un Utwccn Vale Mid Cord,
lUrreii VhI.i), aru now umng runner,
such a ln ih"l U ii.g much Utter ow
ing In the i i.i.M.let mI.Ic tjiim.Uty i.f
M.UW It .i. L f-dl' U,
The Editor of the Pacific Monthly,
the greatest magazine published west
of the Rockies writes as follows to the
I have received and examined with
interest the se veral copies of the En
terprise. It is a mighty good looking
Enterprise. If you can keep up as
good looking a paper regularly, it will
surely be a splendid advertisement for
I notice the familiar Alaskan names,
Brogan, Major French, etc. I suppose
the Major has returned to New 'York
long since. Give my r'-gards to Charlie
Herrou and Mr. Iirogan, and remetn-
i her me kindly to any other AlaskunM
I Are you gettii g Tho Pacific Monthly
.friilurli, ti l . Ill AVi u.wru liul If
j.m Mvimif., link. 11 j
not; let me know and I will see that its
sending is lool t d afte '. 1 hopu )Hi
'will continue lo Bend from time to
j time a copy of tl e Ent rprii;e.
I Conlially yours, !
i Ll' fK l l- AK. !
! Ice For Hroyan
j To insure a supply of ice for the pco-
pie of Iirogan those interested In that
i young town began putting up 10l tons
of it lust Wednesday.
STALLIONS, MILCH COWS
AND HAY TOR SALE
Any one needing milch cows, Mallioim
or haj can now obiaic the very bint
from Charles Thehacd. lie ban "ol
I tons of the bent hay to cll In i II us
fine two-yeur old i't oj.m -tal,,;ii., u
lot of the very IxHl bleed of full, h
cows an I youiiK bu!U.
! Iluhs M lot if fl.xli 'III h enwk
' roitiing no w S'nl M ill m !l I '.ein ut i i y
n MMiiiiii.lo ii ir. . Mr. i.' l,iicl i.
l.'it-nl It a a ll. .ill ho f " j . o I) the
lllt i I r I'lu'i'l t,( tY I .. V
TO JOIN REST
After the joint meeting of those in
terested in the formation of the dis
tricts under the Hoise-Owyhco districts
Colonel Wood petitioned for the en-ti-anco
of the road lands in the propos
ed districts if the plans decided upon
in the resolution are followed out.
The meeting was held at Nyssa after
the fir.it hearing before tho county
court. The resolution passed called
for a fixed rate of $50. an acre and for
the signing of a contract, as well as for
the employment of an engineer by the
landholders to examine the conditions
carefully. Such a plan if followed out
was considered by Colonel Wood to
safeguard the interests of the land
holders and he immediately expressed
his willingness to enter tho road lands
on such it basis.
Oil Fields Look Good
That the appearance of tho Vale Oil
fields justifies the belief in a very great
future is tho opinion of W. M. Cher
rington, a merchant of Salem, who paid
a visit to the section this week. Mr.
CherrhiL'ton has been in the Virginia
and Pennsylvania fields and believes
th.t Vule fields have iusl as Kood if
not better, indications.
lie-incorporation papra have been
liled by tho Malheur Irrigation Com
I any. The headquarters have been
changed from Wcisur t Payette and
creator powers are vol Led in the direr
tors. Tho incorporators are M. V. Al
bert, Omar Hopk ins, George W. liuker,
Peter Pence, C. E. P.rainerd and A. li.
Moss. In igation of Ox Flat is the
principal object in view.
TWENTY THOUSAND ACRES
The amount of land represented b
iI.iim- iirote.-'tinLT niMiinst tho formatio
i ,- - n - -,
of the districts under the Hoiso-Owyhe
i. tt, iecU U between 1 .VI XXI and 20. IX I
, u. r. out f a total of approximately
. Iihi.ixx) im res. All the protfHls, it I
raid, have not yet been tiled. Som
Pi.ofi'i acres have already been irrig"
d mi d tho oWli.T see l.o udVMIltMu i
! ll.u fniinutli'li of a dihlllct. Ollu
I'UU. en huv if coinu . add to tho ollu
.i..l.(.U The .iotct number III"
John W. Corson, Harry Garrett and
D. B. Patterson are the incorporator!
of the latest oil company to make ita
appearance. The capital stock of the
corporation is $1,000,000 of one dollar
The engineers, who have been sum
moned by tho Mayor to make prelimin-
ary surveys with a view to supplying
tho city with water, are expected to
arrive at any moment from Baker City.
Summoned as Witness
Bessie McCoy of Vale has been serv
d with a subpoena by sheriff Bob
O'dcll to appear as witness in the trial
of the case of the notorious shooting
(Tray which occured some time ago at
Big Business at Depot
The sum of $1,5H6 was received by
Bgent R. B. Hoyt for the business
transacted at the Vale Railroad depot
on Wednesday of last week.
T.'. N.'Im 'i f"r I n tl liii'ik'nn.
Coal Famine Relieved
The coal famine which waa felt to
severely in Vale last week haa been
completely relieved. Four carload of
coal came in tho nick of time for the
Empire Company and a string of people
waited at the depot to pack away small
amounts sufficient for their immediate
needs. On last Wednesday more coal
Shortage Of Grain
A shortage of grain is felt all over
the local districts at the present time.
The Willow River Railroad Company
is shipping in between 7000 and 10,000
pounds daily for its own use. On one
day last week 15,000 lbs. came in.
Cook Found So Pole
That Dr. Cook did not discover the
North Pole and that his efforts to prove
such a discovery were childish and
weak is the verdict of the Univer
sity of CopenhaKu" body which investi
gated his rlaiins.
Owing to a breakdown of the lucomo
tiw lh train did not arrive last Wed
i.eiulay until afU r S p. nu The acrl
d it took place at Ontario and rndr
u netary the ending (or another,
engine lo Nsinpa, ,