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Record in Possession of Mrs. S.
H. Bcaven Tells of Baptist
Meeting House Built
MEMBERS ERECTED IT
Pcrsoiis Who Wished to Join
Were Subjected to Severe
Tests Dancing Not
In Missouri a hundred )cars ago most
people fought as hard lo join the church
ami remain members in good standing as
seme do to tay out of it now. At that
time, and for a great r-any years after
ward, church members lived under strict
r I3W5 muni nuc as uiiiuui dim i
"blue as the laws ol the Puritan in the
An ancient, yellowed cliurch record
book of one of the pioneer Baptist
churches in Missouri has lately come to
light which contains much of the human
interest and local color of a church com
rnunil) of this state in 1824. This book
U in the possession of Mrs. Susan II.
Beaten who lites three and a half miles
east of Columbia on the Centralia road.
The church, originally called the Church
of Christ at Bear Creek, was formed b
person Hung in the vicinity of what is
now the Dearn farm and the first con
stitution was drawn up on June 6, 1864.
At 6r-t there was no building erected,
the member simp!) meeting at the hous
es of the setcral parishoners.
MEETING HOISC BUI-LT
A Mr. Kichard Cacs, who seemed to
hate been particularly prominent in
church circles at tliat time, usually enter-
Uincil the meeting at his home. Later,
howctcr, in 1828, a meeting house, sixty
feet long, fort) feet wide and fifteen Teet
high, was built. After much planning
b) the members of the church, the st)lc
cf architecture was decided upon. A ma
jorit) of the members thought that the
Venetian -tjle would be suitable. No ar
chitect n cmplo)cd and it seems that
the Venetian character of the building
was shown solely in the windows . The
rest of the building was box shiped,
though it ma) have been graced by a cu
pola. The members of the church took turns
preaching. Richard Cae seems to have
hern the most prominent speaker, al
though another man whose name is. il
legible and who was later expelled from
the congregation for beating his wife wa
also one of the main orators. This un
known man was a character similar to Ir
ving's Ichabod Crane a wandering
preacher who had drifted into the com
munit). His first offense of wife beating
was dealt with leniefitly on account of
his station, though his priviledge of ad
dressing the congregation was denied
him. On his second offence, however, he
was toted out of the church without etcn
a letter of recommendation.
Persons who wished to join the church
were -ubjccled to serve tests before the)
.wild become members. Speaking in a
loud, boisterous or angry lone was con
si iered an offense deserting of repri
mand, and bad language and even small
drs-ule were dealt with b) suspension
or expul-iun from the church. Little con
versation was allowed on Sunday. Danc
ing was not tolerated. A woman who
said that she could not bear to lite with
her husband was expelled from the meet
ing becau-e he was "obstinate" enough
to Irate him."
Detpite, or probably on account of the
Rtent) of the laws of the congregation,
members who were voted out of the meet
ings begged and pleaded lo be given
another chance. Sometimes this favor
was granted them, but when it was not
the) became outcasts by complete com
munity cstraiism. Failure to regain hi
place in the church probably led to the
suicide of John Cave, one of its pion
The first elders of the church were:
Thomas McBride, William Koberts. John
X. Thomas. The deacons were: Henry
Smne, Cumberland Snell, William Lewis
William Cate, Deirit Wills. Richard
Cate, Francis Cate, Elizabeth Stone,
Catherine Lewis and Bennet Tilly. At
the first meeting the following members
were receited: John Cate. Marcus
-Mills Sarah Mills. Nancy Harris Ste
ihen Bedford and Elizabeth Bedford.
On the second of November, 1853, the
Cieck was changed to Antioch. A new
ru.me of the Church of Christ at Bear
Hireling house had been completed, the
old one hating been sold. The record
of the church community book end due
irg the latter part of the century when
the Antioch Church burned.
Nothing now remains to show the ex
istence of the ancient church except the
old record book owned by Mrs. Beaven.
The farm on which Mrs. Beaten now
lues was originally settled by T. R.
Haden who was married in 1847 and
rooted on the farm a short time aflcr
ward. Mr. Haden built the house, spi
ral of the pioneer st)le of architecture,
More he was married. This house, which
Mill stands on the farm was, in it lime,
one of the fiiest mansions in the stale.
-Mrs. Bea,cn j, an extensile reader and
Iotcs to show visitors one of her prized
iwys-inns-ihe old Bear Creek Church
SAN JOSE SCALE GROWS
uk&e in BOONE COUNTY
Lime Sulphur Preparations and Red
""s"": vui tmuision used
Accordine lo lhe KnHimii,,.. .i......
mem of the Unitersity, San Jose scale
is making more headway than usual in
the fruit-growing sections of the state
and in Boone County this year. This is
'7 o' other states bordering on
Missouri. Benton County, Arkansas,
alone has lost 500 acres of orchard this
year from the scale.
While Missouri has hat nn ,..!,
tcnshe losses the condition is serious in
tlie state. cry few orchards are entirely
free from the scale. The department
here has been conducting investigations
as to conditions and remedies. It has
found that the lime sulphur preparations
in common use are leaving from 2 to 5
per cent of the Kales unkilled. The
Misicible preparation is more effcclite
showing only a little more than one
fourth of I per cent unkilled. Red En
gine Oil Emulsion has been found to be
a cheap remed) and tests show that it is
effectite. It is made up at half the cost
of the lime sulphur preparations, anil
has giten better results.
The formula is as follows: One gallon
of Red Engine Oil, one iiound Potash
Fish oil soap, one-half gallon of water.
Mix and boil, use 3 gallons of the mix
ture to 100 gallons of water for spraying.
The results of the field experiments in
this line will be published in the experi
ment station bulletin reports.
This home teas built by Manalus
HOW TO SUPPLY PHOSPHORUS
Acid Phosphate Doubles Value of
If all the crops grown on the farm were
fed lo lite-stock and all manure re-'
turned to the soil with the least posiwe
waste the original deficiency in phos
phorus of Missouri soil could not be met,
according to Richard Bradficld of the
College of Agriculture.
That is the greatest need of Missouri
. :i 1
soil. A fertile soil usually contains J,-
ir ia. , 2 itIA.5i4
500 pounds of pho-phorus to the acre; j ,;, aPcj huge rafts of cordwood drifted
the atcragc soil in the state contains less,amnng tfe l,ats, supplying the roaring
than half that much and in many of tliejfirc4 ;t, fu(.. Providence had become
less fertile soils there is le-s than 500 t ,aou, as a port for Boone County and
pounds to the acre.
j iic mini uimu .,vvj u ... i
portion of the phosphorus Irom me leca
and contcrts il into bone and body tis
sues. Unless feeds grown on some oth
er farm arc purcha-ed and conterted into
. ,, , l-.-t J...T.
manure mere win nc a grauuai ut-yic-
tion of the already too small rescrte of
Average barnjard manure contain on
ly two pounds of phosphorus a ton. The
most economical way of -uppl)ing the
deficiency of the soil is to supplement
the manure with an application ot acia
phosphate. Crop yields obtained by 'lle!jn? though oter ninety )ears old. John
Idition of 40 pounds of acid phosphate
to a ton of manure are frequently dou
ble lhe returns from manure alone.
J. E. GILLESPY HOLDS SALE
Tvtenty-five Acres of Corn in Field
Brings 55 Cents a Bushel.
Twenty-five acres of corn in the field,
a black work mare, a black heifer com
ing three years old, a nine-) ear-old milk
cow, a heifer calf and a Jcrsc) cow were
sold b) J. E. Gillespy at Protidence Fri
da). Ed Douglass of near Providence
bought the cow for J25 and the' calf for
The black heifer was sold to Bill Ac
ton for $35 and the Jersey cow was sold
to Ray Again for $2950. The corn,
which the owner-guaranteed to be 600
bushels, was sold to William Turner of
.,, rj,,mt,; at 55 cents a buhel as
il stood in the field. M. T. Bradley of
Protidence was the auctioneer
NEW SHED FOR CHICKENS
F M Daly Has Facilities for Flock
F. M. Daly, who lites two miles east
of Columbia on the Fulton road, is build
ing a cratch shed for his 400 Brown
Leghorn chickens. .Mr. Daly has a chick
en ranch with all the modern improve
ments and facilities for caring for 1.000
chickens. He intends to devote all of
his time to chicken raising.
Mr. Daly came to thi community from
Huntsdale two years 350.
THE COLUMBIA EVENING MISSOURIAN, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER
RIVER MADE A
Was Once an Important Port
Freight Was Hauled From
Dock on Plank Road
PAPiKER WAS FOUNDER
Railroad After Civil War
Took Trade Away Rier
Is Now Half a Mile
From Old Shore.
The past decade, which was colored by
the greatest war in histon, has so over
shadowed any conflict that has gone be-!
fore it that the memory of the fight be
tween the northern and southern states
has been dimmed in the mind of a great
In the town of Protidence, however,
an atmosphere of the pioneer days is so
prctalent that a tisitor there at once
finds himself wondering, or, perhaps,
dreaming, of the time when Protidence
was one of the busiest, most noted towns
on the Missouri riter. j
Protidence i located on the river in
the southern part of Boone County. It
was before the period of the Citil War
antl immediately afterward that) Provi
dence experienced a boom which, when
Btanham at Protidence almost a kindred
it was over, left of the town nothing but
thp ruins expressive of the time when
the country was young.
It was during that period that Proti
ilcnce became a riter port of considerable
importance. .Many steamooats stopped
acn ,ay an, unloaded a great portion
- . . . .
of their freight, on the large dock, and
a steady stream of wagons hauled, the
merchandise oter the plank road which
connected Protidence and Columbia. Stu
dents of lhe Unitersity came to and
went from Columbia by this route. Soke
from the lioats hung oter the riter at all
jai a stopping place for great men of the
John Parker built Protidence at least
he built a great part of the town. There
was the "pork house," a kind of a pack
in" house, lint was built bt him. He
oned part of the wharf and a sixteeiU
room brick house as well as the hotel.
Parker came to Protidence from Nash
tille, Mo, a town which was swallowed
up by the riter in the great flood of 1849.
Then, among other historic buildings of
the town, there was the hou-e built b)
Mandlus llranham, which is still stand
Parkers hou-e a mansion in its ua)
was built of brick which had been
brought there from Maryland. Each da)
the steamboats brought ti-itors to John
Parker and the stead) stream of traffic,
both on the riter and on the road, kept
up a continual bustle that ended only
after darknev, had curtained the land
scape and the hot mouths of the boats"
furnaces glowed red upon the riter.
Then came the var. The former stream
of merchandise and travelers was re
placed bt columns of men marching
thrcueh the ton to boats on the
The war ended, the railroad came, and
Providence gate up its place as one of
the larger ports on the riter. It seems
a if the town grew and progressed until
this period and then 'topped, to become
forever a reminder oi the old steamboat
The foundation and solid rock
floor of the "pork house still remains,
as does the foundation of the Parker
house which was destroyed by fire fifteen
jears ago. Mandllis Branham's hou-e,
which was built of logs is still there, but
has recentlt been coated with weather-
boarding. The riter has changed its
course until it is half a mile from its for
mer shore and most of the physical as
pects of the place hate changed. But
somehow the atmosphere eems to remain
as it wa years ago, probabl) due ma-t of
all to the fact that the people there treas
ure the old fashioned houe furni-hinss
of their fathers and grandfathers.
LIFE ON THE FARM
IS MADE BRIGHTER BY
The da)s when lhe farm woman carried
water from the pump, and spent precious
moments cleaning dirty, oily kcrosine
lamps are replaced by da)S made pleas
ant and less wearing by the conteniences
of city life. For with the expenditure of
a small amount of money a model farm
home can be made.
To combat the three greatest problems
of farm life, those of water, lighf and
heat, several inexpensive devices have
At the present time, several practical
water S)stcms hate been devised. The
simplest of these seems to be the force
pump. This pump may be attached to
the kitchen sink and is connected with
the cistern by a pipe which extends
through the Moor and wall. To obtain
hot water, a pipe can be run from the
pump lo the range-boiler and to the
stove. The approximate cost of this sys
tem is only $29.
Another type of water suppl) is the
gravity system. An elevated tank may
be constructed in the attic or on an out
side tower and connected with the sink
b) pipes enclosed in a wooden box and
packed with sawdust to prevent freez
ing. The third, but less practical t)pc, isj
the pneumatic or pressure tank s)Stem.
The water is stored in an air tight steel
tank and forced through pipes by air
All tjpes of systems, however, must
hate some sort of power. A gas engine
protes less expensite than hand power
and is more generally used.
In recent )ears, the use of acet)Iinc
for lighting purposes has grown amazing
I). Modern farms bate done away with
the old fashioned lamp and hate installed
acetyline or gasoline tanks.
Electricity, although more expensite
in the original cost, is safer and more
economical when once installed. With it
comes the possibility of using the nu
merous electrical conteniences the iron.
the washing machine, the cream separa
tor," the sewing machine, the churn, the
grind-tone and the meat grinder.
WELL KNOWN AS OWNER
OF REGISTERED CATTLE
Judy Has Sold Much of His
Stock' But Still Has 12
Dick Judy, who lives ten miles east of
Columbia, is well known as an owner of
pure bred cattle. Mr. Judy has sold a
large amount of his slock but still has
twelte head of registered cattle.
Among the members of his herd is
Beau Brummel; dam. Lady Stanway 7th
b) Beau Brummel; breeder, W. A. Dall
meyer, JcfTerson City.
Another of the herd is Correline 21st;
sire, Beau Doncastor b) Beau President;
dam by Beau Dandy, second dam b)
One of the herd which Mr. Judy pur
chased from Gudgell & Simpson in Inde
pendence, Mo, is Una Stanwa); sire.
Lord Stanway, in herd
Bright Stanwa); dam by Beau President.
Correline 22nd by Lord Stanway; dam,
Correline 21st is a product of Mr. Judy's
Another of the herd is Carlos Stanway;
sire. Lord Stanway by Lord Brummel by
Beau Brummel. Dam, Lina Stanway by
Lord Stanwa), Jr.; sire. Lord Stanway;
dam, Correline 21st was bred on Mr.
D. D. Moss Sells 77 Head of Stock.
Dorsey D. Moss held a sale November
6 on his farm located three miles east ot
Columbia. Twenty-five grade sheep were
sold for $1035 a head. Twenty-three
gilts brought $25 a head. Twent)-fite
head of stock were sold at an aterage of
about 8 cents a pound. Two fancy boars
brought $23 and $25 a head respectitel).
Two veal caltes 8 To 10 months old were
sold for $3 and $10.
Seven From Farm Club Ship Hogs.
Dorsey Glenn, who Is lhe shipper for
the Farm Club that was organized at
Shaw last spring, shipped a load of 108
light hogs to St. Louis this week. Charles
Rogers had thirty -eight head in this ship
ment, John Bright had thirt) head, John
Glenn, Gte head; Emmett Allen, thirteen
head; and Harvey Robinson, ten head.
The rest of the shipment came from the
farm of John Stewart.
Collecting Tax .Makes Nation Liar.
Br CmileJ Prttu
Boston, Not. 21. The American peo
ple hate become a nation of liars as a
result of methods used by authorities in
collecting the Federal income lax. Prof.
Charles J. Bullock, of Harvard, declared
in a speecli.
10 PER CENT
Instruction Given in Horticul-
lure, Dairying, Field Crops,
and Other Phases
of Farm Life.
Many Students Change to Reg
ular Courses Superin
tendent is M. U.
On October 30 the Short Course in the
College of Agriculture began with an en
rollment of 106 students, an increase of
10 per cent over last )car. These stu
dents come frcm all pails of the state,
with the exception of three who come
from Illinois, Kentucky and Alabama, re
spectitely. Boone County has only one
student this )car, though in lhe past it
has sent more than any oilier count).
For!) -four per cent of the students en
rolled are high school graduates while
73 per cent hate had some high school
training. Setenty-five per cent come
from farms above the atcragc size of Mis
souri farms Ninety-scten per cent hate
lived on a farm for oter a year and seventy-two
per cent have lived on a farm
all their lives.
The Short Course is designed to meet
the needs of those students who have only
a limited amount of time in which to se
cure farm training. There are four
courses offered: two-year Short Course
in agriculture, which is composed of
four teims extending from October 30
to December 20 and from January 1 to
Fcbruar) 23 for two years; the Short
Course in home economics, completed in
one term; the Short Course in dairy man
ufacture, completed in one term; the
Short Course for managers of lite stock
shipping associations and co-operative
detators, of eight weeks duration. The
students are giten instruction in horticul
ture, dairying, economics, animal hus-
I Landry, field crops and many other phases
of farm life by regular professors in the
College of Agriculture. F. W. Faurol, di
rector cf the fruit experiment station at
Mountain Grote, is here lo gite a coursc
in fruit raising, v.ith special attention to
grapes and strawberries.
Live stock and grain-judging teams
are organized among the students to com
pete each year for medals offered b) indi
viduals or companies in the stat,c.
'X basketball team plays high schools
In-find about Columbia. For social di
version there is a Short Course Club
which meets once a week to hate debates,
hear lectures and music. Another club,
the Social Societ), meets once a week
and gives a part), a dance or some other
form of entertainment. , ,
Many of the Short Course students
change oter to the regular four-year
course. The graduates of the Short
otcned by Dick Judy.
Course include: Frank B. A'troph, who
is now territorial renrcsentatite of the
Jersey cattle club; Cleat Brooks of Ea-
gleville, who has won many prizes at
slate and county fairs; Adolph Kies, who
has won four prizes Willi cattle and
hogs at fairs during the past two years;
nml IL F N'nrns. who was high man in
the stock-judging contest at the state fair
S IT Shirks-, sunerintendent of the
Short Course, was iraduated from the
College of Agriculture in 1918 and re
ceited his masters degree the next year.
E. N. Hutchens Sells Stock.
A sale was held Notember 9 on lhe
farm of E. N. Hutchen, near Browns
Station. Twenty-six shoals which were
sold ateraged from 8 to 10 cents a
pound. One sow and pigs were sold for
$48 and another sow and pigs for $45. A
milk cow was sold for $59, a heifer calf
for $27, a pon) for $41 and two hones
were sold for $18 and $19 respectitely.
Shirley Bright Builds Water Tank.
Shirly Bright, of the Boone Count)
Trust Co. is building a new force water
J tank on his 160-acre farm four miles
east of Columbia.
L. S. Adair Dies.
L. S. Adair, who has been sick for two
weeks, died Frida) of hardening of the
arteries. Mr. Adair Hied near Stephens
store, about six miles ea-t of Columbia.
Robert Moore Has Guests;.
tr in Mrs. I. F. Caulhorn of Mex
ico are visiting Roliert Moore on hi farm
six miles eat of here.
A Well Arranged Kitchen Will
Save Many Thousands of Steps
g-gBFgggliMl & art- &WM$m
"In six years a large, poorly arranged
kitchen wastes as many steps as it
would take to walk around the world,"
says Carrie L. Pancoast in a bulletin
"The FarmlKitchen,' issued by the ex
tension department of the College of
The farm, "woman spends much of her
time in the kitchen, and often the
kitchen is poorly arranged, poorly lighted
and poorly furnished.
The location of the kitchen is very
important. One at the northeast part
of the house will gite morning sun, and
afternoon shade. Good ventilation is
necessary and opposite windows should
lie protided when possible. No win
dows should open onto the roadway or
barnyard because of the dust.
Windows abotc the kitchen table or
the sink gite proper light. Then, too,
it is more pleasant to look through a
window when one is washing dishes than
to look at a wall. On the farm mueh
work is done in the kitchen before day
light and after dark. Therefore there
should be good artificial lighting. If
kerosene lights must be used, there
should be two or three of them in wall
brackctF, low enough that they will not
leatc the tables and stove in darkness.
The size of the kitchen mu-t necct
sarily depend upon the size of the fam
ily. The smaller the kitchen, jhe less
work there wiM be forthe farm wom
an. Th'c'bulletm says ft is better to ue
the porch or another room for additional
kitchen space during harvest time than
to hate a kitchen large enough to do
".MANY ROADS IN COUNTY A
DISGRACE W. C. SUTTON
Says: "We Had a Hard Fight to Get
Up Enough Interest to Grav
el Road Into Town."
f. .1 ttiA rn,.l. in tli. Mlinlu nfl
.,ldll Ul nit .von;, an .. vuum; ..... ,
a disgrace,", W. C Sutton, who lites,
thro- mi'es east of Columbia on the
Mexico road, said emphatically when
asked about the improvement of means
of travel and transportation in Booie
County. "We had a hard fight to get up
enough interest to gratel the road into
Mr. Sutton furnished the gravel to re
pair the Mexico read which now has a
shallow pebble surface for six or scicn
miles out of Columbia. Mr. Sutton is
a great belieter in good roods. He sa)
that they show progressitencss in farm
communities and are a great aid to the
farmer by reason of the fact tliat the)
facilitate the hauling of farm produce
at any time of the )ear, thus enabling
farmers to get top prices
1 Mr.jfuttoii, who has litcd on his farm
33 )cars was born in Boone County.
His mother's grandfather, John Keene,
one of the pioneers of the county settled
on this farm.
SPEARS' HEN HOUSE WRECKED
Fifteen-Minute Storm Blows Down
Trees East of Here.
A recent storm on the farm of S. A.
Spears, located nine miles eat of Co
lumbia did considerable damage. Sev
eral large trees which were old land
marks on the place were blown oter. A
hen house which was located about forty
feet lo the rear of the hou-e was com
pletely demolished. Pieces of the hen
house were found a quarter of a mile
from the house. A great many shingles
were blown off the dwelling house and
fences were blown down.
The storm lasted for only about fifteen
minutes and was followed by a hard
rain. Other nearby houses and bams
were undamaged. The storm was not felt
to any great extent by neighbors
J. T. Gibbs, Jr., Teaching.
J. T. Gibbs Jr, son of Mr. and Mrs.
J. T. Cibbs, who lite three miles ea't of
Columbia on the Mexico road, is teach
ing vocational agriculture at Huntstille
this year. He graduated from the College
of Agriculture of lhe I niterit of Mis
souri lat tear.
J. S. Wade Sells Sheep and Sows.
J. S. Wade, who owns a sixt) acre
l,,m inn-, and a half miles eat of Co
lumbia, sold sixteen head of sheep la-t .
week for $9,V) a bead. He also vM
four sows with pigs for ?lt.
the extra work all the year around, when
it isn't needed.
Linoleum is generally considered to be
the best cotering for a kitchen floor.
It has no cracks, and if properly laid
will last twenty )ears. The floor be
neath the linoleum should be varnished
before the linoleum is laid. Tile floors
are lhe most sanitary but they are very
expensive and are hard to stand on.
Kitchen walls sliouhl not be gloomy;
gloomy walls are conducive to gloomy
thoughts. Light tinted walls that are
casil) cleaned are best for the kitchen.
Piaster ma) be used; it can be re tinted
etcr) year and is not hard lo clean.
Wall papers with a glazed surface, re
sembling pil cloth, are good for kitchen
decoration. Such coterings can be eas
ily and quickly cleaned by washing.
In one farm home it has been esti
mated that a wheel tray (ami it was
homemade, too!) sated 211 miles in
steps and a week in time, all in one
The bulletin made some suggestions
as to arrangement of kitchen utensils.
Place the dih pan, dish drainer, scour
ing materials near the sink or table;
hang soap shaker, paring knites, dish
mop, plate scraper and pot scraper be
hind the sink or table; place measur
ing cup, mixing spoons knites, measur
ing sp-ons, spatula, egg beater, fork,
pie tins, rolling pin. sauce pans, con
tainers for flour, sugar, salt and spices
in cabinet or near work table and place
pot lids, potato masher, basting spoon,
salt, pepper and matches by the stove.
GIVES DEE CULTURE ADVICE
Professor Haseman Tells How to
Keep Hives Warm.
Missouri's bees this year stored ap
proximately 600 tons of hone), worth
close to $3,000,000, according lo the
Farm News Service of the Gdlege of
Agriculture. The bee industry is, there
fore, a real asset to the state.
L'tcry colony this fall should be giten
the nccessar) winter protection. Prof.
I- Has-man, of the College of Agricul
ture, sa)s that the modern hite supplies
n certain amount of such protection, but
alone il is not sufficient during the av
eraae winter. Honey bees do not hiber
nate but form a winter ball or cluster lo
keep warm and comfortable. In an ex
posed modem hite with the air tempera
ture 10 to 20 degrees below zero the bees
are unable to keep warm. Under such
conditions, six to eight inches of dry
chaff, Icates, corn huk or sawdust used
for insulation all around and oter lhe
lop of the hite helps the bees wonder
full). Now is the time to provide for
First make sure that they have suf
ficient winter stores. If a colony has
less than lhe equivalent of six standard
combs or fort) pounds of honey, it is
safer to gite the colony some additional
combs nf hone) or feed il a gallon or
two of sugar s)rup. At this seasbn a
syrup containing twelte pounds of gran
ulated sugar lo one gallon of boiling wa
ler is satisfactory for feeding bees.
As winter protection, provide first an
effective wind break. For this, boards,
fodder or similar materials may be used.
Cheap boxes filled with leaves and set
down oter the hites will gite good insu
lation. Groups of two or four hives may
be surrounded b) a large-case and pack
ed with dry insulation. Large apiaries
may be quickly packed by drawing
strips of chicken wire around the sides
and back of each hite and Muffing be
tween lhe wire and the hite six inches
of dr) leates.
McGuire School Is Closed.
The McGuire district school, located
eight miles east of Columbia on the St.
Cliirles road, was dosed Wednesday
when one of lhe students Ray Fenton,
wlo lites with his stepfather. Wicks Gor
don, was found to hate diphtheria. No
new caes have developed and a marked
improtement is shown in the condition
of Kay Fenton. No definite time has been
set for lhe re-opening of the school.
J. T. Gibrw Has Registered Slock.
J. T. Gibbs who lites about five miles
ea-t of Columbia on his 165-acre farm,
I,-, j iu.nir.i-ii ti.iil nf registered short-
horn and nine head ol regHtcrn! Ilimp-I
62 GRADE COWS
ARE SOLD AT
Fewer Than 100 Attended Be-
cause of Wet Weather
Saline County Men
SALE BEGAN AT 2 P. M.
Highest Price for Any Cow Was
S167.50 for 6-Year-Old
Bought by E. E.
Sixly-two head of grade HoUtein cows
were sold at public auction Friday by
the McBaine Dairy Co. The cows were
from 3 to 8 years old and a great many
of them are producing milk. The sale
began at 2 o'clock. The auctioneer was
Ruben Jacobs of Columbia. J. A. Mack,
of Minnesota, who was to have been the
auctioneer failed to arrive. Fewer than
100 persons attended the sale on account
of the rain which began to fall about 10
o'clock in the morning and continued
steadily throughout the da). The wet
weather made the roads almost impass
able and a large proportion of the crowd
came by way of the railroad.
The largest buyers at the sale were
Scranton and Ennis, of Saline Count),
who purchased eighteen of the sixty-two
bead offered for saleT This company
purchased the following cows: a 5-ycar
old to freshen December 10, $105; an
8-) ear-old to freshen December 1, $115;
a 7-j ear-old to freshen January 29, $50;
a 4-year-old to freshen January 15, $75;
a 9)car-o!d to freshen January 5, $100;
an ft) ear-old to freshen January 26, $65;
a 6-)ear-old to freshen January 9, $57.50;
a 7-year-old to freshen May 22, $5750;
a 6-) ear-old to freshen January 9. $67 JO;
a 6-year-old pasture bred, $57.50; a "
jear-r.M to freshen January 8, $70; a 7-
vear-old pasture bred. $67.50; a 10 year-
old to freshen February 5, $17.50; a 7
) ear-old to freshen January 15. $52.50;
an 8-)ear-old to freshen January 10,
$115; a 7-year-old to freshen January 13,
$9750; a 7-year-old pasture bred, $9250.
The following were sold to Russel
Rogers: an 8-)ear-o!d to freshen Novem
ber 29, $11250; an 8-year-old lo freshen
December 29,$9250 and a 7-year-old
fresh September 28. $50.
T. B. Hickman bought the following:
a 6-year-old pasture bred, $7250; un
recorded to freshen May 22, $50; a 6
) ear-old to freshen February 15, $75;
and a 6-) ear-old, $7750:
Trie highest price paid for any cow
was given by E. E. Chapman. Chapman
bought one 6-year-old, fresh September
26, for $16750 and another 7-year-old
fresh October 22, for $10250.
Joseph Haaf bought the following
head: unrecorded lo freahen January 1.
$60; a 7-year-old, fresh October 22, $70
and a 7-year-old, fresh September 10,
The following head were sold to D.
W. Aufrance: a 7-year-old 'to freshen De
cember 19, $60; a 5-year-old to freshen
January 4, 1923, $7750 and a 5-year-old,
fresh September 16, $70.
Carl F. Becker bought tbe following:
a 6-year-old to freshen January 17, $70;
an 8-year-old, pasture bred, $6250; 8-vear-old,
fresh September 20, $85 and a
6-) ear-old to freshen November 22. $40.
William Johnson bought a 6-yearoId
to freshen December 18 for $90 and a 4
) ear-old to freshen January 13, for
The following were sold to Glenn Da
vis: a 6-year-old, pasture bred, $6750;
a 5-year-old, fresh October 16, $80; a
5-year-old, fresh September 28, $75 and a
4-year-old, fresh November 9, $63.
E. W. Creedon bought the following:
an 8-year-old, fresh September 12, $72.
50; a 6-year-old, fresh September 28,
$100; a 6-year-old, fresh October 24,
$11250; and a 6-year-old, fresh August
The following were sold to John Peak:
unrecorded to freshen November 30, $80;
a 4-year-old, pasture bred, $85; a 6-jear.
old, pasture bred, $65.
The rest of the lot were sold as fol
lows: lo W. B. Hartley, a 7-year-old, to
freshen January 6, for $95; to W. E.
Johnson, an unrecorded pasture bred, for
$100; to John Schrumpf, a 7-year-old
to freshen November 14, for $63; to John
Schrumpf, a 5-year-old, pasture bred, for
$50; to J. A. Cilbert. a 5-yearold, fresh
September 20. for $4750; to E. U.
Bain, a 7-year-old fresh October 1, for
$95; to J. A. Stewart an 8-year-old to
freshen January 26, for $95; to E. W.
Cunduff, an unrecorded cow for $12750,
Old Violin May Be a "Strad."
D. W. Anthony, who lives four miles
east of Columbia on the Centralia road,
has what be thinks may be a genuine
Stradrarius violin. The- violin is dated
1716, and has the Stradtarius signature.
The violin was given to Mr. Anthony
by his uncle, Joseph Anthony, who
bought it from a musician in Kansas
Gty. Mr. Anthony will have the violin
examined by an expert in St. Louis, lie
J. E. Glenn Completes Hog Deal.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Clenn, who lite
even miles east of Columbia near Ste
phens Store, hate recently relumed from
Si. Louis Mr. Clenn shipped a caiload
of 198 hog and got $850 a head for
ihem. Mr. Glenn's brolher, Dorsey
Clenn, shipped s loaJ of bog" to St.
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