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VOL. 1, NO. 7
VALE, OREGON, SATURDAY, JANUARY 1, 1S10.
PRICE 5 cento
Council Employs Engineers to In
vestigate Conditions and
START WORK AT ONCE
Engineer Gets Ten Dollars a Day,
' Expenses and Helpers. Paid
At a spuria! meeting of the City
Council held last Wednesday, Engineer
Parrot of Baker City was employed to
investigate conditions with a view to
the installation of water works and a
sewer system. Mr. Parrot, who at
tended the meeting, discussed with the
members of the council the various
, methods by which a water supply could
be obtained, but nothing new was devel
ped, and nothing, of course, could be
decided upon by the council except the
taking of initial steps in the matter so
that something definite can be placed
before the voters when the question
comes up for final settlement.
Mr. Parrot's terms were 5 per cent
on'the whole cost of installation for his
services, or $10.00 per day and ex
penses as well as the wages for a
couple of laborers. He expects two or
three weeks to be consumed in the
work but agrees to accept warrants in
His firm built two city water systems
In Nebraska and is now occuppied in
plans for the New Baker City works.
Go to T. T. Nelsen's for furniture.
OPENS IN VALE
Thii City Takes The Lead in Prep
aration For The Coming
Boom in Wells
Vale took the lead in the preparation
for the coming oil boom this week
. when an oil exchange was established
here. The old Vale Bank building will
in the future be the busiest point in
the Eastern Oregon oil fields and its
name has already been, altered to the
oil exchange building. Harry R. Gar
rett, oik- of Vale's prominent citizens,
is the man who has taken the initiative
and already Lis oflices have been ar
ranged and fitted up to handle the
great "business which is certain to come.
He will buy and sell oil stock and oil
' land and will enter into every phase of
the industry, including matters con
nected with locations, assessment work
and the varioiii other affairs associated
with oil fields generally. In the officj
will be a bulletin board which will
serve as a thermometer on which the
changing fortunes of oil stock will be
registered daily so that all who run
. muy read. Men who are interested in
the Vale oil fields commend the move
made by Mr. Garrett and are pleased
"that headquarters have been provided at
last where all may keep in touch with
what tin y describe as the oil pulse.
Principal Seeley of the Vale public
B-hools, who has been absent for some
days, is said to have in contemplation
a charge from the schools of this city
to one in the state of Montana. It has
been rumid during the past few days
that he has quit Vale finally and that a
.lady teacher had bee n commissioned by
him at Boise to come here to take his
place, but a careful investigation has
failed to prove the story well founded.
It is believed that the rumor arose
f.-om the fads that a lady has come
h?re in the interests of an educational
J.'uguc, and that Mr. Seeley is absent.
Titis lady has, huwavcr, nothing to do
with li'-al school matters and has
never met Mr. Seeley.
T. T. N'elsen, school trustee, when
seeu yer-urday morning stated that the
rjrnor had come to tfm but he does not
be iee thai il has any foundation in
fct. He s.-.id however, that Mr, Set
I y m i.v have gor.e to Montana, as he
hd i x j r--.-- .he intention of visiting
i.i th:it suu- a town in which he may
t -ach school ik t ear. School was
cut in . i this iwetk and the ab-
we of tU- principal cannot be taken
l rv i..i n. v of li-uting fir good.
We in ..i t 1 ticinin arxl here to
V k- !: !.) i: d lnvci.tii.clit Co.
PETITION TO TO ASCERTAIN
BE WITHDRAWN AMOUNT OF OIL
Intention to Form Two Districts D. M. Hunt Returns From Portland
Under Boise-Owyhee Project
That the petitions for the formation
of the districts under the Boise-Owy
hee project will be withdrawn when
the court convenes next Monday in
Vale is the statement made to the En
terprise by a member of the committee
appointed by the landholders.
This gentleman states that the cause
of the withdrawal is the fact that, ac
cording to the statute, a further post
ponement could not be taken and sev
eral matters must be straightened out
before definite action can be taken.
The statute provides that action on
such petitions cannot be postponed for
a term exceeding four weeks and
four weeks shall have been occupied
next Monday since the petitions were
first presented. The same authority
also says that the intention to petition
for two districts has been abandoned
in favor of one which will include the
lands of both.
and Eastern Oregon Mystery
May be Cleared
DULL'S FATHER VISITS
HIM IN THE JAIL
Joel N. Dull, who is now in the coun
ty jail on the cha'rge of shoottng his
brother, was visited duri.ig these last
few davs bv his father, who is also
father of the wounded man, both young
er men being offsprings of the same
marriage. Mr. Dull senior made no re
mark while here and his conversation
with the prisoner has not been given
out. The brother who was wounded,
Coy Dull, accompanied the father here.
Turnr ic iia
HILiULi 1L 11 V
D. M. Hunt, one of the drilling con
tractors on the Eastern Oregon oil and
gas company's property who recently
gained some fame throughout the west
as the man who found oil first in these
fields, returned last Tuesday from
Portland and will immediately begin
the work of ascertaining the exact
quantity of oil discovered in the hole
bored by him and his partner.
The newspapers of this and neighbor
ing states gave prominent places to an
accountof the bringing in of a 150-barrel
well, but everyone now knows such a
report to have been a harmful exag
geration. T. W. Davidson of the
Eastern Oregon Company made a trip
around the district, in which the dril
ling is being carried on, in the early
part of the week and says that every
claim will be heM for the first time,
which fact is taken as the strongest
possible evidence that the men who
are on the spot know more than they
seem willing to give out. The haste
to have all assessment work finished is
described as feverish.
W. W. Butterfield, a prominent stock
grower of Union, and James H. Hutch
inson, the wealthiest farmer in
Grande Ronde Valley, who are direct
ors in the Mammoth Oil and Gas Com
pany have also visited their holdings
Association Formed To Encourage
And Promote Various Indus
tries In The County
Articles of i corporation were filed
last Tuesday by the Malheur County
Agricultural Association which has
been formed for the purpose of pro
moting and encouraging agriculture,
horticulture, stock and cattle raising
and the various other industries in
which this part of Oregon is interested.
The incorporators are E. A. Fraserl A.
W. Trow and J. W. McCulloch, and the
capital is $10,000.
It is the intention of the incorpora
tors, as expressed in the articles of in
corporation, to hold a fair every year
at which prizes will be awarded.
County Stock Inspector Comes to
Vale in Search of Trespassing
IN THE PRICE OF WOOL
Peonle have been led to believe re
cently that a big slump had occurred
in the price of wool owing to
the extraordinary reduction in the
price of clothes at the big store of the
Vale Trading Comnanv. It is easy to
understand how the mistake could have
been made when it is remembered that
men's suits are being sold for $9.90,
$13.30 and $16.60 by that company, but
the price of wool has realy got nothing
to do with it. The marvellous cut in
prices is simply due to the fact that
the stock is an exceedingly large one
and must be cleared out.
A watch fob, Monday Dec. 27, 1909.
Please return to U. S. National Bank
and receive reward.
Ladies Aid of M. E. Church Will
Provide a Splendid Repast
On New Years Day, beginning at
12, noon, a dinner will be be served at
Odd Fellows Hall by the Methodist
Episcopal Church to which all are in
vited. A feast of which Lucullus
might be proud will be enjoyed, and
the prices are only 50 cents for adults
and 25 cents for children. " The ladies
FAILS TO CONVENE
The city charter commission mem
bers who were summoned by President
Eastham to convene last Tuesday fail
ed to show up in numbers sufficient for
a quorum. Four or five appeared on
the scene but found their diligence
rendered abortive by the refusal of
the others to get down to work.
,:n r --f l -
rut, UX LUUtfiV) pviliotlt but
To put an end once for all to the
illegal passing of sheep over the line
from Idaho. II. Silverwood, County
stock inspector is now on the warpath
and expects soon to have in the toils
several sheepmen who have driven
th'dr flocks into this county from Idaho
without having paid the iicense or
without having had their sheep inspect
The fine for crossing without having
paid the license and without having
undergone inspection is from $150 to
$500. Sheep crossing from this state
into Idaho are always compelled to
obey the law and Mr. Silverwood will
give the names of the trespassers to
the county officials who will bring the
trespassers to time.
The county inspector, who arrived in
Vale last Monday, also took up the
matter of glandered horses witn a view
to having diseased animals killed. He
believes that a humane society should
be formed here for the protection of
horses and relates an instance of one
horse that lost his sight some days ago
as the result of an inhuman beating
received the previous day.
culinary part and will wait on the tables
so that nothing but the most dainty
varieties of viands and a most pleasant
ly interesting time could be expected.
From noon forward visitors will find
everything in readiness.
Sells to W. H. Evans
J. E. Lawrence has sold his interest
in the Malheur Forwarding Company
W. W. Evans.
T. T. Nelsen for finest linoleums.
Children At Church
The children attended the Methodist
Episcopal Church last Sunday morning
and held " exercises. Candy was also
distributed and the services were very
pleasing and pretty. At the evening
service Mrs. Duniop and MrsEee sang
Wanted, homesteads and desert re
linquishments, Vale Realty and Invest
A very pleasant whist party was
given at the Drexel Hotel on Christ
mas night. Mr. Caviness and Mrs.
Dunlop, who lost only one game, won
first prizes, and Mr. Dunlop got a rub
ber goose for being the booby
OFFICE OF THE MALHEUR ENTERI'KISE
Malheur County'i Leading Newspaper
photo a H FI"C :
Owner of Large Tract Will Not
Pay Taxes Which Amount
Charles C. Catron who took over
some time ago th land of the Military
Wagon road company filed a protest
last Wednesday through his attorney,
George W. Hayes, against the assess
ment of the property.
Readers of the Enterprise will recall
the visit of Mr. Catron, Junior, to Vale
some weeks ago on business connected
with the acquirement of the property
which is less than 100 miles from Vale.
This tract is about 55,000 acrs in ex
tent. Mr. Catron, senior, was former
ly delegate from New Mexico to Con
gress and is the owner of approximately
2,500,000 acres of land in the United
States. He holds that the land of the
Central Oregon Military Wagon road
never left the possession of tho United
States government, and that he only
purchased the inchoate rights of the
road company. The taxes have not
been paid for the past five years, for
which period they amount to the sum
of $25, 0(H).
Falls From Building At Wciser And
Sustains Fatal Fracture
Of The Skull
! jr.- M-
Vulu KaJinjf Furr.i-
MAN SHOT DEAD
NEAR ROCK SPUR;
Still one more fatal shooting affray j
occurred in thia region when Lafe Roe,
a camp tender, shot and killed John
McClintock, a homesteader, near Rock
Spur last Monday. The shooting was
the result of a feud which had arisen
between the two men and which was
the result of a disagreement caused by
McClintock when he ordered Roe to
take the sheep he wan herdirg from
the McClintock property.
Roe says he fired in aelf defense and
only when McClintock made a motion
to draw a gun. Roe wa arretted.
liaise Want a Meeting
The Commercial Club of liuinu hn
begun an atfitalimi for the urM- of
having tho Ktiiil W.. gruwerx
convention of I'Jll tuld in that city.
Th mattvr will I l.n.U U fnt il.v
national convention t OyKt, I'Ub.
FOUR DEAD BROKES
SLEEP IN THE JAIL
No less than four men who were
"dea l broke" applied to Sheriff Hob
Odell for beds last Wednesday evening
and all were furnished with berths be
hind the bars. They said they had
been unable to obtain work but it is
exacted they were more fortunate on
the following day.
NEW CHILDREN TO
GO TO SCHOOL
On January 17 all the young children
LEFT VALE DAY BEFORE
Had Lived Here Nearly Three Yean
And Leaves a Wife Who Re
sides In Vale
Maler Yokey, of Vale, fell from the
roof of a new building at Werner last
Friday evening and died in a hospital in
that city on Sunday afternoon.' The
distance from the roof to the ground
was forty feet, and the fall resulted in
the fracturo of the skull and one hip
Mr Yokey never regained consciousnesr.
Mr. Woods, a carpenter employed on
the building, told Mrs. Yokey that the
cause of the accident was a slippery
nuf. It is believed that Home snow
had accumulated on the boards, and as
the accident occurred just before quit'
ting time it is thought probable that
the poor light prevented the unfortu
nate man from seeing tho bad footing.
He left Vale on Thursday and when
he failed to return Mrs. Yokey became
uneasy. On Saturday the sad news
came to her and she left for Weiser on
Sunday morning. A few hours after
arriving them her husband passed
away. Ho was buried on Tuesday, and
Mrs. Yokey returned to Vale on the
Mr, Yokey had succeeded in obtain
ing work on the building from which
he fell, but (lid not intend to begin be
fore Monday. He had arranged to re
turn to Vale before starting.
He was born i. Indiana 51 years ago
last March, and has resided in Vale
with his wife since July, 1!)07. He
was married twice but no children have
come by the second marriage.
He h in a house here, which, how
ever, is heavily mortgaged. When he
died he waM totally out of funds, and,
with the exception of a supply of pro
visions, Mrs. Yokey is left without
means. The funeral was carried out
at tin; expense of the city of Weiser.
Malheur County Keeps Pace b
Making Matches but
MOST MADE IN HEAVEN
The Greater Number of Cupid's
Victims Crossed the Line
Sixteen couples were Jdivorced In
Malheur County during the year which
has just given up the ghost, but dur
ing the same period forty nine couples,
or ninety-eight persons entered the
condition which their less fortunate
brothers and Asters had found intoler
able. The divorces were granted for
the same old variety of reasons that
have grown old by the repitition of their
stories in the newspapers, and in glan
cing over the records it becomes evl
dentjthat history is repeating itself. Dur
ing the session of the Circuit Court be
ginning January 10, two more divorce
suits will be heard, so that 1910 will
lead olT with a good start.
In addition to the 49 marriages that
nook place here, there is a larger num
ber recorded between those who crossed
the line from Idaho to have the knot
tied in our more hospitable environment
but when it is remembered thrt approx
imately one person out of every eighty
in Malheur county became initiated in
the mysteries of Hymen last year,
there may be perfect coufiidence that
things are "looking up" in spite of divorce.
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS
HAVFNKW KM KKS no inconsiderabh
The following are the new olllitrs
Ontario Smallpox Over
O.sTAKif), Ok., Die. 2". - (SjH-cial -Two
cast s of nrnaI!M)X which broke out
in thf family of County School Su-r-intendert
Milligan rear Ontario a few
weeks ago tUt- been rcli-aiMi from
Uttrantiiie thin wccl, and all danger of
roiita'ioii iit pro'ioui.ced over. No other
'.'4fte have been rt -orltd. (iiMraritine
u kt-pt utri' tly at M,lli(n home,
though tl.e rants Ht rt not m rioim.
The lirtt cav bn.ht hr from
who have never before gone to school. : tin ted by the Knights of I'ythias:
will begin doing so. On that date the Chancellor Commander, Wesley Cav
second half of the yearly term will i "-': Vice-Chancellor, Julian Hurley;
commence and it has, therefore, been! 1'rclat' Krl ,,U(H: Mister of Work,
l Arthur tjlenn; .vaster at Arms, 11. N
I JiiH-hmer; Master of Finance, Oun
Hurley: Master of F.xchi-iiicr, R. I!.
Hoyt: Keeper of Records and Soils, C.
A. (Jillam; Outi.ide (Juard, i. W.
Hayes; Inside (iuard, Geo. Mt l.augh lin.
chosen as the most appropriate time;
Lynched AVar Hamilton
Ollie Snyder was lynched the 'lay af
ter Chritmu by five masked men mar
Hamilton which is atout V miles from
j Canyon City. Snyder killed a. man
named Green because of a row ovrr the
fkhooting itf a do. After the killing he
.nlootthe hhert'f and a ohj olf all
; tiik'ht but hui n ndt red in the morning.
A he Vk a hi ing brought to jail by the
n nlf, live maoked Ineli took him from
I U.e olh er Mini r.'MKil him with bui
; let a.
Jlve buyer for ii.mil.j und r-idt iM
roixrty, Yuli; lUalty and Jnvintm. i.t
One Load, Ten h'mptiex
A rarhiad of d vnamite wim
it to Vale last Tu-muv bv a
hiii iin ii whi rii'int ii i tii n i am.
The law provide that a load of dyna
mite (Mint have ten I'Hiit hi 'wi in it and
tins enifini', an I tho kame numb r m I-.I
divide it from (eM'l.i'i, til Ul it ti ll
f liplieit hi to bt ilfMivll Im Imi'i'U
I irl.lll'itiVe Hl.'l On- 4ttiJr to comply
With tho tutute.
(O t'J 'I . I , IHitkli lf )UI lilt HI?,
In M-ilheur county, a county the
moat of whittle pennle spend Home time
at leant in tho hadilie, it i a ciuiHe for
liridt! to take the
I leading place in the hhiMI. ry huHilicHH.
j This in just what the Vale Saddlery
j Company does in every renpect. Its
stock is candy the driest in the county,
: and indeed no belter could be found in
; all Oregon.
! The saddle trees are guaranteed not
I to hurt, and the very bent of leather is
I used in their making a well as in the
i harntbH. The boue a I. to keeps all
kinda of horne blanket and roin-H in
1 stock. No one vtho is required to
I travel in the cold no l be uncomfort
able, and no one need travel outni.lo of
I Vali- Ui gel full value for his money.
John I'. Williaiim, of Shonhone, Ida
ho, ha port h i.ti d four urn of hind
through Hie 'IhoiiiitM l. Mcknight real
tetuli: ueinry frni Jink lluvidmiii.
Tin.' hind adjoin lnt Vul" town.ile mid
. 11,41 in'W KM hi r will In.iU' hl4 r nidi In e
I.i it your pioly H)i the Vwlo
Id nil y nii'l I in i t in i.i t ;,
Edward Clark, who follows the same
profession as his brothers Elwood and
Elmer and is cashier of the Glenn
Ferry bank, spent Christmas in Vale.
H. II. Hill, an oil man has purchas
ed a lot in the Hope addition through
the F. B. Zutz company. Mr. Hill will
send for his family and settle in Vale.
Dalton Biggs, the prominent Ontario
attorney, visited Vale this week.
Miss Robertson, of Portland and On
tario, spent part of the Christmas holi
days in Vale.
John W. McCulloch, prosecuting at
tjrney for Malheur county, visited Vala
I). M. Brogan and Mrs. Brogan left
for Warm Springs last Sunday, and
will be away a couple of weeks. -
C. M. Kellogg came from Burns this
D. S. Lowrie, of tho O. S. L., came
to Vale on business connected with the
railroad last Tuesday. .
K. C. Weant and Mrs. Weant spent
the Christmas holidays inVale with R.
E. a id Mrs. Weant. Mr. R. C. Weant
and Mr. K. E. Weant are brothers, and
the ladies are sisters. The visitors
will come for a more prolonged stay
next month. f
A load of lumber was shipped to
Claude Brown over the Vale-Bums
stage line this week. Tho lumber will
bo used 'on the Odd Fellows' building
and cost i rents a pound for transpor
tation. Fred Brown is building a residence
in kineliart's Addition for Truman
Miss Eva Vanderhoof of Ontario
viailcd Vale this week.
C. C. Wilson, Bttorney of Nyasa,
came to Vale last Wednesday.
Sheriff Bob Odell returned to Vale
hint Wednesday after a somewhat pro
longed and utrenons business trip
through the county.
T. T. Nels n, Mrs. Nelsen, ami their
hoy spent tha Christmas holidays with
their relatives at Pendleton. Mr. Nel
sen has returned to Vale but Mra. Nel
sen and son remained over.
R. E. Shaw of Star, Idaho, visited
Vale last Thursday.
I L. J. lladley and Mrs. Hsdley will
leave Vale on Monday for a two
i months visit to Iab Angeles.
I Minn Ester L. Nelson of Boston vlsit
1 ed Valo this week in the interest of the
j Educational League. '
j Engineer Ashton of tho O. S. L. has
returned to Vale.
X R. RECEIPTS
! MAKE RECORD
The receipt at the railroad depot on
Irtht Wednesday beat the receipt for
any other day in the history of the line.
I The amount received in freight charges
1 alone wa f 2, bX) while the money for
I ticket amounted to making a
' grand total for the day of (2,40.
i L'iint ojHit Club Met$
The K.iA'..iI Club will meot at Mrs.
II. C. r.nliiii' rteuU'iiru, Wk1iihs
d J ai'UMi y L.
I 'IV ill bo nvrvKtl from 4 to - 10 rU,
j :vt r)ont I lit-artily welcome,
llvu lnuirle for pood ranch rop
,!', Vli Uliy ii'I luvvlmut tv,