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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1913
IS ACTIVE AT 93
Ancestors of Columbia Man's
Mother Were Noted for
LIVES AT STURGEON
. T. Gentry One of Mer
Six Sons, Who Were
Mrs. Man M. (Sentry. !i3 years old.
T.ho li-- ' Sturgeon. .Mo., mother
of I). T entry an insurance agent
here, is- f a family of nineteen
children. Mrs. (Sentry is active and
jtrony :t'.( is able to read and discuss
curni;' aftairs as she was when many
years '" r. She conies from a
line e' anchors noteworthv of their
Utah'. 11 1 Ions lives. Her father
vas T.H.d Quisenberry of Clark
Couii'v I iiti.iKy, who lived to be M
ears oil. Her mother, a natie of
Hlu Grat-s state too. was also
U ot-' nariau.
Siv: u f the brothers and sisters
of Mr i 'itry lived to bo between
CO a ad -ars old. Three died in in
fancy. I' siles herself there is one
other r ns-entative of the family liv
ing. Mrs. Margaret Evans, a widow
ho h 'i nils her tiaio alternately be
tween )n:iiis and relatives Hi .Mis
souri a ad Colorado.
Mrs. (Sentry was born in Kentucky 1
In !" H r father owned a planta
tion r r' and was encaged in rais
ing sil. A: his death he was saiu
to t)" worth $HH.fl(K). Mrs. Gentry
rmlul i ;wn!iri 111 lSSTi. AloilC ,
iith b. r Jir..- seeral of her brothers
and sisters. She at first settled in 1
tadraiu County about a mile north of
LjfenoriVcrn boundary of Boone Coun-
!. Iler liusliand Is now dead and
the at present resides with her sou,
Enoch X. Gentry, a physician in Stur
geon. D. T. Gentry in speaking of his
mother the other day remarked that
aside from a failing of her memory
in regard to recent affairs she is the
tame as ever.
Mrs. Gentry herself is the mother
of ten children. Six were sons, live
of which are now living.
"When it came to naming us. my
father had a peculiar whim," said Mr.
Gentry. "He was himself of the old
fashioned school that believed the
more the merrier and so he decided
the easiest way would be to name his
sons alphabetically. Accordingly he
named us. Andrew F.. Henjamin P.,
Colby C. David T.. Enoch X. and
, "The boys are now scattered about
our the country. Andrew is dead.
Bajamin is professor of Latin in the
bkisville State Xonnal School where
h.as been for thirty-one years
Colby is a doctor in Webb City. Mo. I
am an insurance agent here. Enoch
h a doctor in Sturgeon and Floyd is
in the real-estate business in I.os
31 KS. .1. H. 3IAXWELL DIES
Pninmenia Fatal to Woman Ten 3IIles
Kat of Columbia.
Mrs. J. ll. Maxwell died at her home
ten miles east or Columbia at 7:30
o'clock yesterday morning of pneu
monia. .Mrs. Maxwell was C:: years
old. She was married October 10,
H67. Five of seven children arc still
living. They are: Will, who is cm
floyed in the Columbia postoffice. Em
aiett, John. Charlie and Edwin.
Mrs. Maxwell has three brothers and
one sister: W. H. Cochran of Colum
lla; It. C. Cochran who lives in Texas;
X Cochran who lives in Oklahoma
MV. G. Sims who lives near Mcx
lVMo. The funeral arrangements have not
Wn definitely made.
FINDS OLD SOI'VKXIK SPOON
"nd Wheeler Has One With Old
Academic Hall Kirirruird On II.
A souvenir spoon showing the old
University building was picked up by
Claud Wheebr, the jeweler, from a
lo' of old silver which he bought the
other day. The spoon is broken and
ttl Probably Is the reason it was
UHWn away. Otherwise it is as good
A picture of the building which
turned in W is in the bowl and the
"e "Susan" is engraved on the
k&dle. Mr. Wheeler says the spoon
fcat)V about 25 years old. It is the
tte of the old University build
5 ne has ever seen.
NORTH MISSOURI (OLD WAVE
Warning Came From Washington
Early this afternoon the Tinted
States Weather Bureau received by
telegraph from Washington a warning
of a cold wave tonight for northern
The weather forecast for tonight
and tomorrow is: ".Moderately cold,
cloudy weather with the lowest tem
perature tonight about 20 degrees."
The hourly readings of the thermom
eter today were:
' "I" 23 11 a.m 27
X a.m 2:: n (noon) 2S
'' a.m 2:: 1 p.m 23
10 a.m 21 2 p.m ::i
('- !'. Oik and .Miss Panic We'd.
Charles F. Ellis of Ashland and
Miss Florence Pauley of Deer Park
were married Saturday by the Kev.
A. W. Pasley. Mr. Ellis is the son of
the late .1. P. Ellis. The bride is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Pauley
Deer Park. The couple will reside
a farm neir Ashland.
WD r 1 - iiit- 1
. U. Graham Chanrrd With
Issuing 2 Illegal Whisky
E. C. Anderson, prosecuting attor
ney, says there is a practice among
certain Columbia physicians of is-
suing Iiiiuor prescriptions illegally.
One physician has already been arrest-
ed and it is said that there is danger
of other doctors becoming involved.
Dr. W. n
Graham was arrested Sat
charges preferred by Mr.
for issuing two prescrip-
t the iire.ent time these two cases
1 are all that the prosecuting attorney
has taken oilicial action on.
The first one was issued December
I. Ktl2 to .1. S. Stevenson and the oth
er one was issued to J. Samuels,
it is alleged, lloth prescriptions were
filled by the Columbia Drug Company.
.1. A. Ileibei of that firm is a witness
for the state in each case. Other wit
nesses for the state are .1. Samuels
and .1. S. Stevenson and John I..
Henry, county clerk, who filed the pre
criptions alleged to have been ille
Mr. Anderson declined to make
statements regarding the sources
of evidence but he intimated that he
liad uncovered facts that show that
there lias been much violation of the
law in Doonc County.
The price usually charged by some
doctors for such prescriptions is from
twenty-five to fifty cents.
The penalty on conviction of issuing
illegal liquor presriptions is a fine
ranging from $40 to ?1'00 for eacli pre
scription. Then, any physician so
convicted is liable to have his license
to practice revoked by the State Medi
Doctor Graham gave bond for $100.
Dr. G. A. Bradford is his bondsman.
HIGH PH1CES PAID FOR 3IFLKS
What Calumny Is Dolnir lo I'pIioM
Callaway County is doing its share
to keep up the reputation of Missouri
as a mule state. Three thousand cot
ton mules were put on feed in the
"Kingdom of Callaway" during Novem
ber and less than 1,000 remained Jan
uary l.". The feeders are now filling
their barns with better animals
sugar mules, to be fattened and sold
in the spring to go to the southern
sugar cane plantations.
Nearly 1,-100 head sold at an aver
age of $211. A St. Louis firm bought
ro." on one trip, paying out $110,13S.7.".
They shipped out a trainload, twenty
cars, at one time, and many a south
ern negro will have one of these mules
to pull his double-shovel through the
cotton fields next summer.
One farm feeds from one to three
or four carloads. Two brothers, J. M.
and C. H. Dunn, sold 107 head and re
ceived a check for $37,32.".
Corn, of course, is the basic part of
tile ration, but a good deal of molass
es feed is given to promote digestion
and to make the ration palatable. Si
lage is a cheap feed and less danger
ous to mules than to horses. Several
feeders arc using it with good results.
Visiting Kansas City Schools.
E. H. Cauthorn, principal of the Co
lumbia High School, is visiting the
schools of Kansas City. He went to
Kansas City as a member of a com
mittee sent by the Columbia City
Council to see the demonstration of a
motor fire wagon. He will return tomorrow.
MISSOURI FIRST IN
CORN SHOW PRIZES
Number of Championships
Doubles Awards to Any
AT COLUMBIA, S. C.
International Show Msiy Come
to St. Louis Next, Says
T. R. Douglass.
.Missouri won twice as many world's
championships at the International
Corn Show at Columbia. S. C. as any
other state, according to T. It. Doug-
lass. Instructor in agronomy, who re-
turned iron, tiie snow today. .More;
nan tiilrty states bad exhibits at the;
The following world's champion-
'ships were won by Missouri exhibit-
ok: Peck of eowpeas-Gcorge Stark.
.wi.iui.i. .Mu-.. leu ears 01 P"iKorn
,r. M. Keibel. Arbela, Mo.; bundle of
timothy, clover. bluei:rass and orchard
grass Chris Smith. Ilunceton. .Mo.:
peck of soft wheat .John E. Potts.
This show lasts from January 27
to February S. Missouri sent three
men from the College of Agriculture.
.1. C. Haekleman, C. IS. Hutchison and
T. I. Douglass.
According to .Mr. Douglass. St.
I.ouis is favored for the show next
year. Much interest was displayed
in the show this year and most of the
states were well represented. The at-
,tndance was good.
liALPW S. I.AT.SimV. .IK., WEDS
; I--.,!!,,.,. TlionaSil il Wa a liit Sudden
Hut Had No Objection".
ISalph S. I.atshaw, Jr., who
graduated from the School of Eaw of'
the diversity last year, and Miss
Wanda I.. Kickbush of Kansas City,
were married last Friday afternoon.
In a Kansas City newspaper this story
is printed about the marriage:
Halph S. Latshaw. Jr.. walked into
the ollice of Kalph S. Latshaw, Sr..
"Father. I'm going to get married."
"Isn't this a bit sudden?"' the father
"I guess it is but I'm going to get
"Go ahead I shan't try to stop
you," tiie judge replied, remembering
he was not on the bencli and it was
not a case of injunction. "Besides,"
lie reflected. "I ran away and got
married myself and I've never found
occasion to be sorry."
So the young Latshaw and Miss
Wanda L. Kickbusch of 301 G Michigan
avenue, were married yesterday after
noon by the Rev. Frank L. Howen,
retired Christian minister, with Miss
Constance Latshaw. a sister, as the
only witness. The young couple
Ralph is 22 went to Excelsior
Springs for as much of a honeymoon
as the enforced cessation in the Hyde
trial will permit. Mr. Latshaw is an
assistant prosecutor and lias been
very busy since the trial started. In
fact it was the illness of juror Hig
gins that afforded the opportunity for
the wedding yesterday.
3IIIS. W. II. DOUGHTY DIES
Wife of Former Unherslty Professor
Succumbs to Scarlet Fcicr.
Mrs. W. II. Doughty, whose hus
band was at one time professor of
chemistry in the University, died at
Amherst, Mass., January 22 of scarlet
fever. Mrs. Doughty had been caring
for her 3-year-old son who had scar
let fever. She contracted the disease
Mr. and Mrs. Doughty lived in Co
lumbia until about seven years ago.
They first moved to Madison, Wis.,
where Professor Doughty taught
chemistry in the University of Wis
consin and later moved to Amherst
where Professor Doughty now teaches
in Amherst College.
Mrs. Doughty was Miss Elizabeth
Hates and her home was in Baltimore.
She married Professor Doughty while
hc was teaching there.
Mrs. Doughty left three children.
The youngest is 1 year old.
DE3I0CHATIC CITY PRI3IARYS00X
Election Probably Will Do Held the
Middle of 3Iarch.
The Democratic city primary for the
selection of candidates for the various
municipal offices probably will be
held about the middle of March.
THIRD OF SCHOOL
PUPILS NOT NORMAL!.,.
Dr. Arthur Holmes Tells of
Persons in Country.
MANY ARE CURABLE
Favors Segregation of Imbe
ciles for Life.
common than we suspect, according
to Dr. Arthur Holmes, dean of the far -
julty of the State College of Pennsyl-
....., in, ii-viuie-i iiLTu oumruay
night on "The Hack ward Child."
He pointed out that of twenty mil-
Hon school eliililr,.,. 1,. Mii .....
. ....., ( ,,, iiiij i.U(lllll ' 1
I one-third are behind the normal in
eapacity to learn. This means that
' 0I10 , ru.ry .-, is ,iPfec.,h) ali ,.
, there are about 2S0.000 feeble-minded
; persons at large who go to make up
the great army of tramps, criminals.
; prostitutes and murderers
,.....n.i .11m luuim-ins uiu sniueu
.,io( .1 ,..,
..ru.Uai, ..iuic- wi.iii me ciiiiiiiiK. mem -
! bers of our nrietv
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.... ... , -. ....in ,ii..i,ei-v.
Doctor Holmes described the field of
tbo littVplinlnfirxil ..lttii.. n'l.tnl. : -..
t,. ;,,..', r ,... ,.'., :
v ...... ... . ,.,,, iiuMism ui iur e-
animation, whether or not their de
fects may be remedied through medi- I
cal attention. Then an examination'
Is made to lind out whether the men
tal defect is likely to be permanent
flflil IfhnMim (! .-,.....-
. w.i, luuHi) ;" -
der proper treatment, will
uiejiate. rapid or slow.
"Idiots and imbeciles are easy to
recognize, and they do not do much
harm in the world. We all are born
! idiots- vvo l's through that stage
and through imbecility to normality, j
That is why the freshman is the !
brightest fellow on earth. The troub-
'" is when development stops before
normality is reached. The feeble-
minded are classified according to
where the development stops."
Two-Thirds of Idiocy Inherited.
Doctor Holmes then described the
processes of examination the oral,
which includes the family history of
the parents of the subject, and the
physical, which includes the different
parts of tiie body. The hand is often
the most typical member, as it is to a
great extent the measure of a per
Doctor Holmes says that CC per cent
of the total fceble-mindedness is in
herited. He favors the segregation
for life of ail those who are in any
degree feeble-minded, for the protec
tion of society.
ASK GONGS FOR HOTELS
Tnu cling .Men Want Law Prou'ding
for Electric Signals.
The Travelers Protective Associa
tion is asking the General Assembly
of .Missouri to pass a law requiring
all hotels to be provided with eleectric
gongs to guide the patrons out of
danger in cases which jeopardize their
lives, said J. H. Milum one of the di
rectors of the association, who was in
Columbia last week.
The Travelers' Protective Associa
tion was organized to better the con
ditions of traveling men. It is a na
tional organization with its head
quarters in St. Louis. The states
have separate protective association
organizations but they all work co
operatively. DR. KNIGHT LIKES OUR .METHOD
Hritish Columbia Veterinarian to In
troduce Tubercular Tesls There.
Dr. A. Knight, veterinarian of Brit
ish Columbia, has been making a three
weeks' study of the College of Agri
culture's method "of testing tubercular
Doctor Knight heard about the
method used here last summer and
he plans to introduce it in British Co
lumbia. According to him, the Col
lege of Agriculture has gone farther
in developing the intra-dcrmal method,
as it is called, than any other school
in this country.
NEWT NICHOLS, VETERAN', DIES
For the Last Few Years (he Roone
County .Man Had Keen Blind.
Xewt Nichols, whose home was ten
miles east of Columbia, died yester
day. Mr. Nichols was about 70 years
old. He served in the Union army In
the Civil War. He had drawn a pen
sion for many years. The last few
years of his life Mr. Nichols was blind.
The funeral was held this morning at
KANSAS CITY ALUMNI'S DIES
Rev. T. P. Haley Was n 3Iinistei
The Kev. Thomas P. Haley, a crad-
te of the I niversity of Missouri
died Friday night at his home in Kan-
sas City. He had been confined to his
home most or the c.-ne since last July
when he was operated on for a kidney
disease. He was SI years old.
Doctor Haley was active in the min
istry for tile Christian Church lifty
four years, and more than half of
those years were spent in Kansas
City. He went to Kansas City thirty
two years ago and organized the Frst
Christian Church, holding services
for a time over a store. A church
soon was built. After sixteen years
in that pastorate he organized the Lin
wood Avenue Christian Church, now
' I.inuood Boulevard. He resigned that
' position in 11)07 to give m active work
Mr. Haley was a native Missourian.
rcarru near .Mobcnj. Il was a
; s.hool teacher when K. vears old and
was graduated from the
I I 'till t roil At mw. ikn .s,. .. -.-.-.,...
man he taucht school, ran a farm
I and was pastor of a church all at the
j sanil, tinu. ,!eforo ,s-7 w C0Ilductcl,
' evangelistic services in Northern Mis-
souri and rode horseback through a
sparseiy settled country. lie was pas-
ior in i.exmgion until Ml and later
, ... ......
1 m i.ouisviiie. kv.
, . ,. ...
... ., reeoiir iriiirt. ninrnni nr titc?
- " """ "-- t. "
many years in the
I "In ,Iu 'ifty-odd years I have been
I preaching I haven't lost lifty days on
j account of illness. Decause 1 was
strong and rugged I always did hard
v.ork. I was built for it and it was a
I happy life. ! don't know how I got it
t fnln mi- li nil? in ln iiinturn I woe
, needed and I did it that's all there
was to it."
TO I.OMIJY VUii SOCIAL I.'Ct'OlUI
T. Cross Attends Legislature
Itelialf of Charities Hoard.
I'. Cross, secretary of the State,
Hoard of Charities and Corrections
, is in Jefferson Citv working for leu-
islation which the board wishes to
push through in the interest of social
institutions. .Mr. Cross is In school at
the University of Chicago this winter
and stopped in Columbia yesterday on
his way to Jefferson City.
For the betterment of state institu
tions the board desires to get super
vision over county jails and alms
houses, to re-organize the manage
ment of state institutions, to eliminate
politics and to have larger appropria
tions given for the colony of feeble
minded at Marshall, the new home for
negro girls at .Marshall and the Train
ing School for Boys at Boonville.
The board also recommends the estab
lishment of a children's bureau to
place defective children in foster
Lecisiation for the protection of
the home and children is advocated by
the board. The measures proposed
are: The abolition of common law
marriages, providing that the father
shall support illegitimate children, a
larger punishment for parents desert
ing children, a revision of the laws
protecting girls under IS years old in
criminal prosecutions, and an exten
sion of the juvenile court laws
throughout the state.
Laws that are intended for the bet
terment of adult offenders also have
been proposed. One change desired
is the provision for probation officers
to supervise adults placed on proba
tion. The establishment of a state re
formatory is recommended. A pa
role board is advoatcd in place of the
present pardon attorney.
S. LAWS WATSON' .MARRIED
Hride Is 3Iiss Jean 3Iassie of Spring
field, an M. U. Graduate.
Samuel Laws Watson, son of Dr. and
.Mrs. B. A. Watson of Columbia, and
.Miss Jean Massie of Springfield, Mo.,
were married at S o'clock last night
at the residence of Miss Massie's
uncle, Frank Massie ii Springfield.
.Miss Massie's uncle and aunt, Mr .and
Mrs. Frank Massie, three of her young
women friends and .Mr. Watson's
brother, E. 31. Watson, editor of the
Columbia Tribune, were the only
3Iiss 3Iassie was graduated from
the University of Missouri last year.
Until recently, when she resigned, she
was teaching in the public schools at
Springfield. She was .1 member of
the Pi Beta Phi sorority while in the
Mr. Watson is a former student of
the University. Hc is now engaged
in the shoe business at 3Ianhattan.
Kan. .Mrs. H. J. Waters, wife of Presi
dent Waters of the Kansas State Ag
ricultural College, Is his sister.
MOTOR FIRE TRUCK
' Equipment Probably Would
I Cost the CitV "! 00
, , .. ,
Says Mr. Hetzler.
Men Sent to KansasjCity Are
Pleased With Result" of
I Columbia will have a new motor
lire wagon if the council accepts the
recommendations of the committee
1 which went to Kansas City Saturday
to investigate tills matter. E. II.
Cauthorn, Fountain Kothwell and
William .1. Hetzler were on the com
mittee. Tifey witnessed the demon
stration of a machine and were well
.pleased with it. .Mr. Hetzler said that
he certainly was in favor of getting
I a lire wagon, that hc liked the one
saw in Kansas City hut he
, ,1, ...... t.. , .i. 11 1.1.,
1 thought other machines should be in-
. . ,
I v s"'l" ",,L,re
my purchase was
i .. i.. ,, i .,r . .. . .
1 lu.iiiir. ne ueiieves a neiier uargain
can he made through competition.
The machine the committee was in
vestigating in Kansas City is a
J seventy-live horsepower combination
chemical engine and hose wagon mail
, ulactured by the Anderson Coupling
land Fire Hose Company. The same
I kind of machines are used by the Kan-
' tfi3 Citv fir 1ii!irtmnnt
, ol the machiu
.."00 for the 111a-
1 nine, including only l.'O feet of hose
for the chemical engine. Mr. Hetzler
( said it probably could be purchased
I much cheaper without the electric
1 siancr ana eiecmc iiguis. A dis
count could b procured by cash pay-
I nient. He said the records showed
U,:,t where the m.-iehine wms used sr.
Ior rout of tli liros wore extinguished
liv tho nlipmirnl P!iMn witlinttt tli
!,,'. nf thl. mir i,n. n .,ii The
;cost 0f maintaining a fire department
with this kind of equipment is much
less than where horses are used. The
two horses that are now used in Co
lumbia cost about $30 a month for
feed, shoeing and care.
Alec Anderson, first assistant fire
chief in Kansas City, told the commit
tee Saturday that the cost of maintain
ing the Kansas City fire department
was very low. The number of fires
average about seven or nine daily.
There were nine fires there Friday
and seven Saturday. Mr. Henderson
said he thought it would be only a
short time before all horses would
be taken from the city fire depart
ment. Mr. Hetzler thinks a committee
should be sent to Chicago to see the
fire equipment there.
PROF. (HANDLER TO CORNELL!
Eastern Uniiersity (alls 31. I'. Teach
er of Horticulture.
Word has come from Cornell that
W. II. Chandler, assistant professor
of horticulture at the University of
Missouri, has accepted a position as
professor of research in pomology at
Cornell University. Prof. Chandler
said today that he did not care to dis
cuss the matter at this time.
The professorship at Cornell will in
clude work similar to that which
Professor Chandler has done here,
dealing entirely with fruits and fruit
culture. New York is a leading state
in the production of deciduous fruits
and the work at Cornell will offer op
portunities that are not found here.
Professor Chandler has been at the
University of Missouri since he enter
ed the institution as a freshman in
ll'Ol. After receiving his degree, he
was given a fellowship. In the fall of
1900 he was appointed assistant in
horticulture and has been on the
teaching staff of the University since
that time. He is now assistant pro
fessor of horticulture.
FIXE FOR FRUIT TREES NOW
No "Killed Peach Crop" Cry Has Come
The zero weather of last week fol
lowing the warm spring-like days did
not hurt the peach bud3, according to
Prof. W. H. Chandler.
"At any rate." he says, "with 00 per
cent of the buds killed, wc can have
a full crop. The present weather Is
good for the fruit trees."
License for Hatton. 3Io. Couple.
A marriage license was Issued Sat
urday to Albert McCray and Miss Sal
Iie Stephens, both of Hatton, .Mo.