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The W". C. T. A. met at Flora, Ore., June 14, 1902. A basket dinner was served in the school house and at 2:30 P. M. the regular work of the Associ ation was taken up. Supt. Conley acted as president of the meeting, and in the absence of the secretary, Miss Lena DeVore, Mra. May Whitmore was appointed secretary. Prof. H. A. Burns introduced the work for the afternoon by taking up the subject of History. He strongly favors the teaching of history for the pleasure of it, and recommends the reading of the lesson in the class. He does not believe in allowing the pupils to commit the text to memory. Have the thought clearly impressed, teach the import ant facts, and do not allow parrot recitations. Geography should go hand in hand with history but not overshadow it. Discussions of the subject followed by W. W. Burns, Supt. Conley, Mr. Eddlcraon, Miss Nellie Beach, W. C. Wilson, Mrs. Whitmore and W. G. Locke. All favored the use of the newspaper and magazines for teach ing history, especially the history of the present day. A paper on the subject of Busy Work was read by Miss Ada Buchan an, of Grouse. Miss Buchanan thinks that busy work should b of Buch a nature as to instruct the pupil, and not merely for passing away time. Drawing, modelling, etc, being very instructive as well hb entertaining. Supt. Conley then discussed the sub ject, also H. A. Burns. The vice-president, J. W. Kerns, having arrived, now took oharge of the meeting. Miss Nellie Beach gave a talk on Teaching Numbers and illustrated her methods by objects. She used such objects for counting as tooth picks, cards, and etc. The subject was further discussed by W. W. Burns and Rev. Walker. Spelling was thee taken up by Supt. Conley. He thinks spelling is neg lected in our schools today, and that we are not suoh good spellers as' the people of twenty-five years ago. He urged teachers to take more time for spelling; give a lesson, not half a dozen words, but twenty-five or even fifty words daily. Discussions follow ed by H. A. Burns, Rev. Walker, W. W. Burns, J. A. Eddlemon and W. C. Wilson. A recess of five minutes was given after which Miss Clare Cattron read a paper, "The Progressive Teacher," in which Bhe brought out the thought very forcibly that the successful teach er must be progressive. "The School and the Home" was then very ably discussed by J. W. Kerns. He said that no two institu tions are so closely related as the school and the home. They must work together. The teacher should be more like the mother in methods of teaching, hence the necessity of the teacher knowing the parents. There should not bef however; a too intimate relationship between teacher and parents, as familiarity may lead to unaske'l for advice from parents. Supt. Conley, Rev. Walker and W. C. Wilson then discussed the subject. The election of officers wag then taken Up. Prof. Kerns was elected president of the W. C. T. A, for the coming year, H. A. Burns, vice president, and Mrs. Nora Patten, secretary. It was decided to allow the presi dent arid secretary the privilege of appointing the time and place tor the next meeting. Adjournment followed. Iu the evening a literary program was given in the M. E. church. On of the instructive and interesting features of the program1, was a lecture by Rev. Walker. That the people of Flora and vicin ity thoroughly appreciate and enjoy these teachers' meetings, is annually shown by the large crowds' in attend ance. MayF. Whitmork. Acting Secretary. By a Recent Visitor. William J. Lachner, the prominent lawyer and politician, chairman of the republican county oommittee, return ed this morning from a business trin to Enterprise, Wallowa county, with the tan on his checks as thick a hair on a dog. He left Baker City last Monday morning at 3 o'clock and ar rived at Enterprise the following morningat 1 o'clock, after a delicious ly varied trip over the O. R. & X. to La Grande, thence, on the jerkwater railway to Elgin, thenoe by stage to the garden city of the Wallowa region. "One of the most beautiful things about the people of ihe northern conuty, is their remarkable soirit of Enterprise and push. The towns of Enterprise, Lostinc, Joseph and Wal lowa were never before in a more pros perous condition. They each' teem with life and eet-up-and-ect-rnstlp. and as a direct result their inhabi tants are all well to do and happy. Tney are not kicking on the adminis- tration, don't care a rap whether the national political school keeps or not. and are devoting themselves to build ing up their home communities and developing the resources of that county. The day I arrived at Enter prise the people of the town were en gaged in shipping to Eltrin and the outer world over $20,000 worth of wool and other produce in the whv nf live stock. The day I left they follow ed with another shipment of $30,000 worth. "Enterprise citizens recently sub scribed $8000 for a big hotel in that town. They have already purchased a site, and the work of builJing the hotel will commence at once. Baker City Herald, "The Heathen Among Us." From Oregonian. Portland, Or., June 18. (To the Editor.) In your Sunday issue of the 15th, you have an editorial entitled, "Have We Heathen Among Us?" I beg Space to say a few words in reply. Having been born and raised in the "flint hills" near the summit of the Ozark Mountains, where, according to some liars, "a young man is allowed to vote when he gets over the seven year itch the third time, and they use dogs to run the young'uns down Sunday mornings to blow their noses," etc. The Ozark Mountaineer is the purest American of the Caucasian race on the continent. lie came down from the Atlantic side from Revolutionary times. Several of these old veterans are bin ied in that heath enish region. Of coursa, there are "listless and do less" people' there: sometimes whole families and neigh borhoods, but not more so than in any other mountain region on the continent. The short period of my education was in a log schoolhouse witli a dirt floor. Out of the school that 1 at tended, came a scientist that now oc cupies one of the mont important po sitions at the National Capital. He was the 12th Child in a family of 15 children, whose mother was married at 13 and very illiterate, could neither read nor write. And the father and mother both used "long green" tobac co rom their childhood. Among the schoolmates were the sons of a prim ative Baptist preacher, called a "hard shell" by writers in Methodist maga zines, such as you quote. He was the grandson of a Revolutionary soldier. The three sons that were old enough served in the Union Army, and three of his grandson'! seived in the Second Oregon, standing the severe test of the United States Army Surgeon's tape; and none failed either there or in the field. Some of his grandsons are college graduates and 'are climb ing in the arts and sciences and the learned professions in the very centers of the best civilization in America. And the old minister and his wife used "long green" tobacco and "razor backed hog bacon." Nor were these all lean, lank, slab- sided, sallow individuals. The men were tall and comparatively hand some, and many of the women were of great beauty. One girl schoolmate I saw her in 1S96 at the age of 54. Hie bloom of young womanhood was yet on her checks, and her eyes were yet bright and merry, and she still possessed the glorious ebon banner of matchless womanhood. Bhe still liv ed in a cabin that was riddled with bullets during the war. Her parents or grandparents, came to that section before or soon after Missouri was ad mitted to the Union. Her younifest daughter was a model of beauty. Her picture has been cast In medallion in many cities of the Union. I could give names, but these people do not want it published that their parents were addiotod to the use of "long green" and were raised on "sorghum, corn pone and razor bacon" as well as the wild fruits, cams and fish of that section. They are a mod est people, and those who write about them should mule a show of modesty. J. C. Cooper, Sheep Sales. The sales of sheep during the past few days are as follows: Sam Litch to Melotto Bros, of Im- naha, 1700 yearling ewes at $2,50 per head. Sam Litch to L. W. Stumbpugh and J. F. McCoy, 1700 yearling ewes at $2.50 per head. Sam Litch to Ben Rapin of Canir bridge, Idaho, 1588 yearling ewes at $2.40, and 830 wnathers at $2, Wm. Makin to L, B. Beard of Ana- tone, 3000 yearling wethers at $2. E. O. Makin to Wm. Branton of Pomeroy, Wash., 2100, 2 year old wethers at $2.50. Geo. Boner to Win. Branton, 1400 2 year old weathers at $2.50. Strayed or Stolen. One dark gray mare, 7 years old. Branded, 71) connected, on left boulder. White stripe on right side of head. $25 reward for return of mare, and $25 for proof of person who drove her off. J. R. Beard, Paradise, Or. Elgin Train Changed Time. There has been a change in the time card of tho Elgin branch, where by the train leaves La Grande at 10 o' clock a. m. instead of 11.10 as hereto fore. There is no change made in the return time, and this gives the train an hour and ten minutes longer stay at Elgin. Wallowa stages aie now on the summer schedule and con nect with the trains at Elgin. By this arrangement there is but fifteen minutes in which to change the mail from the West at Elgin. There having been no notice given of the change in the schedule, several passengers who wanted to go to Elgin were left the first trip out. La Grande Chronicle. Full Pardon Granted. On Thursday, last, Governor Ueor granted a full pardon to Frank In gram, the brave convict who interfer ed to save the lives of two of the pris on guards on the morning of the out break. Ingram, it will be remember ed was shot through the leg mid an amputation made necessary, He is recovering rapidly, and will soon le able to return to Lis home. Gov. Geer gives as a reason for granting pardon, that Ingram has spotless prison record and that his action in saving the lives of prison officials at the risk of his own, is worthy such consideration. Hoi For Paradise. If present arrangements and under standing are not disturbed, the En terprise Cornet Band will leave for Paradise on June 3, and furnish mu sic for the Fourth of July celebration at that place. Quite a large delega tion will also accompany the band. The celebration at Joseph will at tract quite a large crowd from this city also. Additional Locals. Frank Ground of Anatone, Wash., was in tho city tho first of the week. The final count of all the counties is in and Chamberlain is elected W 25(5. C. R. Butler has sold hi ranch ot Trout creek to T M. Littleton of Wyoming. Tho Pearson shearing crew at tho G raves rorralli will enmiili te t)mi ork this week. J. W. Kerns will acoept tho position of deputy sheriff under J. C. Shackle- ford for a short time. A marriage license was issued Wed nesday to Ray Dillon and Miss Mabel G hormley, both of Powatka. Wallace Docker came itrtoday after n absence of several month with a. band of sheep'for Wm. Makin. The first cherries of the s-msoo ar rived in town from Imnaha todav and sold for 45 cents per gallon. Jacob Bauer started for Omaha. this morning. Ho will return in u short time with his family and beeoniu a permanent resident, of this city. Tho joint school exercises have been indefinitely postponed at tho Trout creek school house, on a account of the school being stopped. J. S. Ellis has sold his ranch on Hurrioane creek to a gentleman from Iowa and will sell at auction on Sat urday, June 28, all his fanning i,pu. ments and household good. ' T. H. Gilham and family of La. Grande, and J. X. Rinehart and fnm, ily spent a few clays at the hike tl.U week and returned homo today. Chas. Cannon, who is workine on tho shearing machines at Baudan' was in the city Wednesday. He says they will have 14 days of work yet. John Wood and Hollio Wills worn in the city Wednesday evening en route to Walla Walla with 45 he id of horses. They have a sales barn iu that city and will dispone of tlla horses, I. E, Johnson resigned as marsh ill this morning on account of being sid; and J. I). Zurcher was appointed in his place. Johnson thought it poss ible that he might bo taking tho. smallpox. W. I. Calvin and Carl Itee'recelwd a new Alvista Panoramic camera thU week, as a premium for subsoiintioi, to the popular upoitsiuan' nugalm Recreation. I he camera has a swill ing lense ami takes everything be for it. N. C. Longfellow of Joseph, ail Frank llershey of Omaha, passed through town Monday, en route for hlgin. Mr. Jler-iioy started for . East-and Mr. Longfellow returnel Wednesday, The two Gentlemen am partners iu the sheep business in thii county. L'oawell-SmallwooJ. A very pretty wedding occurred mt Wednesday afternoon, June 25, at tho farm home of Mr. and Mrs. J. If. Sinallwoiftl, on Lower Prairie crte'j when their daughter, Letla E. wa married to Chas. C. Boswell of thin city, Rev. Green officiating. The bride was hc-auti'iilly attired in gown of cream silk. Miss Ollie Boswell, sister of the groom, was maid of honor. W. Frazicr Craig' was be.-t man. After the ceremony, the guests re paired to tho dining room, where a delicious supper was served. The brido is well and favorably known inthe county, having been a milliner in this city for two venrs. The groom is the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Boswel!, and is quite a successful young business man. Those present were: Mrs. Ben Bos well, Mr. and Mrs. Randall 1! oswell, Hallie Boswell, Frazipr Craig, Miss Ollie Boswell, 'Mr. and Mrs. J. II. Smallwood and family, Sir. and Mrs. Omar Stubblufield, Miss Helen Shaw, Orion Wagner, Miss Grace Pratt, Mrs. G. S. Craig and family, mid Mrs. Wilson and daughter of La Grande,