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Former Professional Ball Play
er Umpired Main' Games
Was Foreman of E. W.
Stephens' Proof Room
When Taken 111.
Andrew 1 Winscott, whom the stu
dents vih rmcniticr as the umpire
of main of the tnitersity baseball
pnios, d'ed at his home in .Mexico,
Mo, t'lih morning. Mr. Winscott was
tor main wars rmplotcd in the print-
inR oll.c- of i: W. Stephens in Coluni- ,
tia. arJ i" was while working here
tbat lit- w..s attacked by tlie disease!
that prove I ratal to him.
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tIvvii . ...v. v.v.t,.-i ,j,u i. 1 llicuil
mfLt liecnil'.e ill It Wnv. tiinrn tli-. i.
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juut lui(iiiiii) uttun; iiiu UUUlUIb IUUIU
diagnose his case correctly, lie wasi
operated on at the Parker Memorial ' kl,cu tl10 Sa,,,c- from a11 its angles.
Hospital three times but without suc-,I,c "as ono of tIle lll0st enthusiastic
cess The last operation he had was o'crs for the Tigers but was a quiet
!d Christinas week. mil. Just before niannored man and never lost his
he stopped work hero, ho realized that i temper. ,
he would not lic much longer and "The Prwlt Popularity of baseball
named his jiall-bearers from the work- i is d,le ,0 ,Ile ract t,iai u is abote sus
cen at the oflice. I 1'ielon," Winscott once told a reporter
Mas Professional Hall Hater. i for ,ho "Wssourian. 'Honesty is the
Mr. Winscott Is surt it ed by his wife1
and three children: Ocie I.ee, Iluth
and 1'orct W. Ocie 1 ee Winscott was
gradi.. id from the I nitersity of Mis
souri two tears ago Slie Is now
tfaching school at Mald-i, J'o. Kutli
vas graduated from Christian College
rVt "pr n' and is liting with her
AnBthcr In Jlcxieo. I'crc.t is a coin-
aass. n !i rdiant in St. I.ouis. Two
Ito!' -rs, aro liting, Jaffes Winscott
at Sturgeon and Squire I. Winscott
in Montana
"Andy" Winscott was a professional
ball plater for many tears before ho '
ent into the Printline business. He I
plated brst base on the St. Louis,
Urowns when Chris ton der Abe. "der
Boss President," owned the team. He
also plaed in set oral of the state
leagues in the West and South and
was finally ordered to report In Cali
fornia He wanted an increase in
salar, and when it was refused, he
would not report there. Ho was un
able to get his release, howeter, so he
stopped pla.tlng altogether.
Umpired in the South.
After he stopped plaIng he was ap
pointed umpire In one of the South
ern leagues and for many summers
took his tacation this way. He um
pired in Alabama and Georgia as well
ja In the Middle West. His last urn
ting was in the Texas league in 1910.
xym this time on he lncd in Colum
bia until ho was taken sick.
While in Columbia Mr. Winscott
was cniploted by the K. W. Stephens
company as printer and later as
uul '"e prooi room, it waa hi.iiu
e was worhing ncrc mat nc nan u.e-.
vi poriunuy 10 umpire many oi me
I'nhcrsitj baseball games.
Itclimgfd tn rrin1cr Union.
Mr. Winscott was a member of the
Christian Church here and in Mex
ico. He was a member and at one
time an officer in the Odd Fellows.
He also belonged to the International
Typographical Union and his wife is
now entitled to the $100 benefit that Is
given to tho widows of members who
hate been fite jcars in good stand
ing. The union will send a represen
tatiic to the funeral tomorrow.
Mr. Winston's interest In his work
and his force of character were well
feottn by a little incident in his ca
frasan umpire. In ono or the
wns in the Texas League, the play
ers had been compelled to submit to
touch abuse and many insults from
the spectators. This was not known
to Mr. Winscott when he went there
to officiate. Just as the plajing start
ed, a spectator shouted a loud oath
at one of the plaers. His loud toicc
and conspicuous position made him
easily seen by Mr. Winscott.
-Made the Bully Get Out.
JIr Winscott stopped the game and
ent to the grandstand, pointed his j
nger at the fellow and ordered him
out. A second command was ncccs
Wry, but the man tollowcd the iim
P're to the game. On the way out he
apologi7ed and begged to be allowed
to stay, but Mr. Winscott was firm;
either the boisterous fan would go out
V" Uie game would be called.
r it was oter. Mr. Winscott
wned that tho fellow had a reputa
tion as a local bully and as one who
"Bade himself offensive at etery ball
tunc. After supper the bully called
Una renewed his apologies and prom-
Forecast Sats 1'alr and Cold Weather
Mill Continue.
The United States Weather Bu
reau forecast is: 'Generally fair and
continued cold tonight and tomorrow.
Tlio lowest temperature, tonight will
Le about six." The temperatures for
todav are:
a.m.. .
S a.m.. .
9 a m.. .
Pi a.m.. .
11 a.m....
12 (noon).
1 i in.. . .
2 p.m
ised to behate. This ae'tion of Mr.
Winscott gate him a reputation for
fairness and fearlessness throughout
the whole league.
The funeral will he Held at 2
oVlocK tomorrow afternoon at his
home in Mexico The burial will be
in the cemetery there.
imscoir w i.s v i:i:vt fi.n
" KeliVu-il College I'l.ijers Impnncd
Standard of Baseball.
A- ' Winscott was "make up" man
for tile I'nivi'rsitv Mis5niiri.ni 1ln;.nt
.' v -
Winscott the boys at the shop call- bright and
d him "Andy" or "A. J." was a0,as tIlIlIn
I litt- 41it-.1 .).... 1 1. .11 1
1.411 tj-iuuu uuftie-u uuse'tiuii laa unii
Rroat hulttark of the game and all
transactions of a questionable char
acter arc condemned by club own
ers, plaers and spectators. The ex
citement incident to a baseball
rattle 1S
wholesome. It takes men and worn- j tIllIjIv of iUrcj,t but 0Il tho twent
en from the daily grind and gitesmuth of this )110Iltll the temperature
them added ?"st for tho more serious,, ucllt froln .,- t0 co (ilsrees.
occupations of life 1 lie whole nation
is intflrcsfcd m baseball and I bcliete
it is better oft for it. The moral tone
of baseball has been greatly eletated
in recent tears and I bcliete the col
lege p!aers were quite a factor in ac
complisliini; this result. In morality,
sobriety and honor the baseball play-
" ' ,0(la "M average nji with the
'members of any other calling.
"Umpiring is a tough job." he said.
"If the umpire once loses his temper
his potter is gone. When he makes
a decision he must stick to it and he
has to make a decision pretty quick.
"I seldom hate trouble with the
players. If they get sullen I talk to
them straight and Utc had to put
only two men out of the game. The
umpire has eter body against him
the platers, the grandstand and the
bleachers. ,
"The fans in tho bleachers hoot and
howl, but their bark is worse than
their bite because they like a fair de
cision as much as ant one else al
though, of course, the'd rather hate
it in fat or of their team.
"How- do I keep my temper? Well,
I don't know. If something happens
( that I don't like I Just grin and bear
it. I mage it a point to say something
're-jBOod about ,)C0plc or nothing at all
ncr aow ,, ,,laJcrs t0 crsc
j ncr gncar mJsdf This RCt
ting angry Is a strange tiling anu i
guess tho only thing to do when in
clined to become so is just don't."
E. ('. Anderson Ilns Three Assault
CnvpsOne for Disturbing Peace.
E. C. Anderson, prosecuting attor
ney has filed information in the Cir
cuit Court against Merrill Coonfere,
who was arrested December 21 on
the charge bt assaulting Walter
Barnes. At a preliminary hearing,
January 23, Coonfere was bound oter
to the court.
Informations were also filed against
James Brown, a negro, who is ac
cused of assaulting and cutting Henry
Grant, and Arthur Simms, who was
arrested on the charge of assaulting
Charles Anderson at a dance Janu
ary ".
SK residents of Perche township
will be taken before Judge S. A.
March Thursday to answer to the
charge of disturbing the peace of B.
K. Strange. Those arrested are Mr.
..,i Mrs Samuel Gossip, William
GooJm Matthew Frost and brother.
Strange sas tnai in auumuu iu
other trouble git en him by his neigh
bors, he was shot at and had it not
Lccn at long range he would
hate been injured. E. C. Anderson
will conduct the prosecution.
Public Trace Worth 13"i.
Williaff Johnson, a negro was ar
rested for disturbing the peace on
North Seventh street yesterday. He
pleaded guilty in police court and
was fined ?13.25 including costs.
But Plenty of Sleet Falls
During the First Month
of 1913.
Temperature Varies Widely
Average 4 Degrees
Ahove Normal.
January was almost a snow less
mouth. The January report of the Co
lumbia station of the Inited States
Weather Bureau shows that there was
only a "trace" of snowfall during the'.. I,npr i,'os "th Ilcr daughter,
::.outh. Howeter, there t.as plenty of
w. .. .-
And January was not such a bad
t lather month in 1913. More than
half of the days were clear or parti
clear. Eight das were entirely
in ten others
ten others the sun
ing part of the time. Thir-
icea das were called cloudy, but on-i
ly seten of them were without any j
sunsliine at all. The aterage
sunshine was ,".S hours.
At no time in the Month did the tcm
1 erature get to zero. The twelfth was
the coldest, and then the thcrmom-
eter onlv reacheil - decrees abote. i
The nineteenth of the month was ai-"llerent city, and as Mrs. Tillery ex
most as warm as a real spring day. ' I,resfceJ lt' "a11 ,ho ci,-v ws on .Alain
A temperature of CI degrees in Jan-1 b,rcet-" rro' St. I.ouis they con
uary makes some persons wonder how
warm it will be in July. And a
change of thirtj-lite degrees in one
i T itiii.i rv il.n nlvn nvil.ni .1 lior.nn
Howeter, Januar had at least one
da on which the same suit could be
t.orn all il.it without being too warm
or too cold. On the lifth there was
onl three degrees change, the low
est temperature being 20 degrees and
the highest 2.1 degrees. The aterage
temperature for the whole month was
".1.1, S.O degrees abote the normal for
.laniiart. 1!)12 Cold and Drj.
Iist year the aterage temperature
for January was IT degrees, which
was ten degrees less than nornnl and
the coldest January that Columbia has
had in the last twenty tears.
In 1S90 and 1S91 the aterage tem
perature was ::C degrees. No Jan
uary has been that warm since. The
wannest weather in any January for
the last twenty-four jears was 77 de
grees and the coldest was 20 degrees
January was almost normal In the
matter of precipitation this jcar. The
total precipitation for the month was
2.,"i7 inches, which is ."1 Inches more
than the normal. A oar ago January
t.as a dry month as well as a cold
one. The precipitation for January,
1912, was only a quarter of an inch.
the lightest precipitation for the same
month in twenty -four jears. The
greatest precipitation for any day this
tear was three-quarters of an inch,
which came on the twentieth.
Some Met Junuurics.
Ho toil remember how it rained in
January in 1S97? Why, that year al
most seten inches of water fell in
January! And then again in 1907 Jan
uary was a wet month. More than
f.tc and a half inches fell in that
The pret ailing direction of the wind
this January was from the south, and
its aterage hourly telocity was 10.2
miles. Howeter, for at least fite
minutes during the month a wind
from the northwest blew thirty miles
an hour. That was tho next to the
last day of the month.
Was Father of Iftibert Uarj, Jr., a
Former Mudent in the Unitersity.
Kobert W. Cary, father of Robert
W. Cary, Jr., a former student of the
Unitersity, died suddenly at his home
in Kansas City Sunday. Mr. Cary was
a former councilman there. He was
a candidate for the presiding judge of
the county court in 1900, and tta3
deputy circuit clerk at the time of
his death.
His son. Robert W. Cary, Jr., was a
student here In 190S and 1909. He
is now- a student at the United States
Naval Academy, Annapolis.
Itetival Sen ices Begin Tonight.
"What Is the Chief Business of the
Church?" will be the subject of the
sermon by tho Rev. M. A. Hart, who
will preach at Eelden Hall, North
Eighth and Wilkes Boulevard, at 7:30
o'clock tonight. This will be the first
of a series of retital feetlngs.
Mrs. Susan F. Tillery, 92, Is
Recovering From Seri
ous Illness.
She Came to Boone County
During the Gold Rush
to California.
.Airs. Susan F. Tillery, 92 years old,
probably the oldest resident of f'n-
im.ii.i . " i h , . . . .
luiiibi.i, who wa thought to be suri-
..K. in tvi ,.i. . . "
" - '' .. -Lh' ls "1UUI e"er.
, , , - , ... -. .
. """ "; "''- - mte atenue.
Mrs. Tillery is not the oldest resi
dent of Boone County, but her sixly
li.e tears of residence in Con.mbia
makes her perhaps the oldest in the
city. She was born in Virginia and
' '--' --i e-' marriage
t; ;"-"" ". m me .tear oi me Lai-
uornia gold rush, she and her hus
band decided to come to Missouri.
They chose Columbia because many of
their friends who had left Virginia
came here.
It was in the day of the steam
boat and they went down the Ohio to
St. I.ouis. St. Louis then was miite a
tinued up the .Missouri.
Hi.iiu'Iit Farm at Itrunsnick.
A man with the gold fetcr induced
Mr. Tillery to buy a farm near Bruns
wick, Mo., and tliey went there at urst,
instead of coming directh to Colum-
i bia. Howeter, the.t lited there otilj
about four months. Taking a dov.n -
nter boat, the landed at Protidence
and made the rest of the waj to Co
lumbia by stage.
The old Itichardson Hotel, stand
ing about where the Matthews Hard
ware Company is now, was their first
home. Mr. Tillery was a merchant
tailor and as far as Mrs. Tillery re
members, was the only one in Co
lumbia. His shop was in a building
on the present location of the Ex -
change National Bank,
Not a business house of that time
is now standing, and but few resi
dences. One of these Mrs. Tillery re
ferred to as the "Johnson place."
Tills bouse is 1105 Walnut, is at pres
ent unoccupied and is the property of
Mrs. Anna Quarlcs. Mrs. Tiller 's
first house was built on the corner of
Sixtii and Locust.
Onto Food to Soldiers.
Soldiers in war time, she sas,
caused her much trouble and many
was the meal she had to cook for the
self-intited guests. She described the
building of the Protidence plank road
and how the Irish workmen insisted
on wearing hcaty flannel shirts etcn
in the hottest weather.
One of her sons, with Prof. George
Pratt of the Unitersity, helped make
the surtey for the railroad from Cen
tralia to Columbia, tilic recalls tit id
ly when the first train came oter this
line into Columbia.
With the exception of deafness, Mrs.
Tillery is in possession of all her fac
ulties. She still knits and likes to
read the papers. Until this fall, she
has been going to St. Louis etery year
to spend the winter ttitli her daugh
ter, Mrs. George Roth. She has used
a cane only for the past few months.
Besides Mrs. Duncan and Mrs.
George Roth, she has another daugh
ter, Mrs. B. E. Hatton'of this city
and two sons, E. R. Tillery of Mar
shall and P. S. Tillery of Eureka, Mo.
First Uiir Snowfall of Season Makes
Itself Useful.
Children with red tasselQd caps and
woolen sweaters, puffing and pulling
at sleds of all sizes, sleigh bells jing
ling as riders pass wrapped in furs
and blankets, tells the story of the
first big snot- of the winter. A short
while ago thcre was a heaty sleet,
but not enough to last any time. Af
ter two months of the winter season
has passed without any snow, the first
sign of the falling flakes is welcomed.
Credit Will Be Ghen for Course at
Coach O. F. Field has arranged for a
class In gymnastic dancing for one
hour credit, starting next semester.
Scteral students hate requested that
a course in dancing be given for credit
and their suggestion has been adopt
ed. The faculty dancing class will be
continued the next semester.
Attention of Social Workers, Attract
ed to State Conditions.
Two bulletins Issued by the State
Board of Charities about a month ago
hate attracted the attention from so
cial workers, according to Eugene
V.'eiffenbacli, secretary of the board.
One of these bulletins, "Politics in In
stitutions," was written by W. T.
Cross, secretary of the board. The
other, "County Almshouses and Jails
in Missouri," is a report of an intesti
gation of these institutions by Miss
Charlotte Forrester. Mr. Cross as
sisted Miss Forrester in writing the
.Mr. Weiffenbach has receited in
quiries trom county judges asking
how thet can remedy the conditions in
their counties. He has also receited
I Inquiries from social workers in oth- I
. . '
r SI!U0S 'l00,lt ,lie Iaws or Ulo state,
lat ..crm:t n,,,-!!,, ..mntlrp ilpsprih.
I ... ... i11IiIp,in.. ,,, ,,,,. ov.
iv.j, uuut,uii-. in HUiUO
, cr ,., tcre are ,oUcrs askln
( topics of these bulletins. The mail
I this morning contained seten requests
l for copies.
i innn I Vl IN M Y
f ILLinifl I lUUIllUlUILU
Son of O. L. Tyson Succumbs
to Injuries From Fall
on Ice.
William A. Tson, the
9-t ear-old
son of O. I.. T.tson. died at 3 o'clock
this morning. Tv.o weeks ago tes
teiday William stan.: to skate to
school on the slect-cotered sidewalks.
He fell near the courthouse but.
thovght he t.a3 not hurt scriouslv
anil went on tu school.
He said nothing about his injuries
until two das later when he told
his father. Dr. O. AI. Long was call -
jr,j and found that the boy was dan
gcrousl injured internally. Dr. F.
G. Mfong and Dr. A. W. JIcAlester
were consulted but nothing could be
done to sate him. William was in
such pain that the exact location of
the injuries could not be determined.
Howeter, it is thought that his lif
er was threatened tith tuberculosis
and the fall affected it. William was
the fourth child of O. L. Tyson. He
1 w as in the second grade at the Jeffer-
son School and would hate been 9
years old February 24.
riitE o.UE.vno. it tomgiit
?Iuj or .St. Clair Say s Setv Fire Equip
ment Mill Include Chemical Engine.
The question of obtaining better
fire equipment for Columbia will be
discussed at the regular meeting of
the City Council tonight.
"Etery member of the council real
i7oo sniiMMiltif must be done to im-
protc our fire department," said
.Mayor St. Clair today. "Whatcter we
get In the way of nw apparatus will
include a chemical engine of some
scrt. I understand from the fire de
partment of Kansas City that the
great majority of the fires there arc
put out by means of chemicals. The
present method of pouring on water
causes too much damage. We will al
so consider the proposition of getting
a motor car fire engine or hose reel.
"At seteral or the fires this winter
we hate come near being without suffi
cient hose. An odd thing happened
the night of the Walker fire hero last
week. While firemen were working
on It some of the council members and
myself were in my office closing a deal
for 300 feet of new hose. It will prob-
ablv be here this week. I think our
fire corps hate done tery well in
ticw of the poor equipment."
The city's monthly payroll will be
passed on at the meeting tonight.
She Mas Graduated from Christian
College, in 1909.
Mrs. Forrest D. Sharpe, formerly
Miss Clara Grace Orchard, daughter
of .Air. and Mrs. George C. Orchard
of Poplar BlufT, Mo , died at her home
recently. She was married four
months ago.
Mrs. Sharpe was known in Colum
bia. She was graduated in 1909 from
Christian College, receiting the de
gree B. L. She was a member of Eta
Upsilon Gamma sorority.
.. ... t. .-.l.t- 'Cl'.
ss name iirccHsii-mrij
notmces Her Engagement.
Miss Hame Greensfelder, a grad
uate of the Unitersity of Missouri
School of Law, has announced her en
gagement to marry W. E. Ebert of St.
Louis, an electrical engineer.
Has Heard Much About Mis
souri Athletes and the
School Spirit.
He Knows How "to Break
Up that Minnesota
"I am glad to be here."
This is the lirst thing Henry F.
Scliulte, the new- assistant coach, said
i this morning when he seated himself
In a chair at the Athena Hotel and
made ready for an hour-and-a-half
talk. Then he smiled a big. winning
smile and looked the most contented
man In the world.
Mr. Scliulte has been a reporter him
self, and after a long talk about foot
ball, Nicholson, baseball, Missouri
spirit, the Kansas game and the Min
nesota shift, he wanted to talk jour
nalism, too.
"You see Missouri lias a reputation
out Kast an cntiablc one. The sys
tem of phsical training used here is
considered an excellent one. And I
hate heard, too, that the student
i spirit is tine. All this appealed to
me, so I was anxious to come here."
He was told that there were few
knockers here and that the students
were all loyal rooters for the team.
And He Smiled A:Miii.
"Thank God for that," lie exclaimed.
i Then he smiled again. If ou eter
happen to nifet Mr. Scliulte, you'll
like his smile immensely. It's con-
1 tagious: it's sincere. And ton will
beliete that he can make the Tigers
buck a brick wall with that smile.
"Say, Air. Scliulte, how about tho
Minnesota shift and Kansas next
"I don't think we will hate any
trouble with either. Michigan piled
it up at etery attempt, and I don't see
why Missouri can't do the same thing.'
"I understand that ou hate made
a study of the shift."
"Well, don't put anything in tho
paper about that."
Mr. Scliulte thinks, from a limited
lookoter, that the track prospect is
bright. The men are in good early
season form, and about the only thing
needed a few runners to take sec
ond place in the etents. He thinks
Captain Nicholson has fine form, but
needs to dctelop speed between hurd
les and a quick start.
According to him, the climatic con
ditions gite the Northern football
teams a little more "pep" than the
Southern teams. He has noticed that
where the weather is warm in tho fall
the football players arc somewhat easy
going and sluggish.
Then .Air. Scliulte got to journal
ism. Of course, he had heard all
about the School of Journalism here,
ho said.
AVas Once a Reporter.
"I was a reporter once myself," he
said. "Yes, I worked on a city paper,
the Detroit News. No, I didn't write
sporting news; I worked on general
assignments. When I was in school
I got a job furnishing one of the town
papers two columns of school news a
day. I was allowed to sprinkle in a
little comment, and you bet I gave
my friends some mighty hard hits.
It was lots of fun."
The contcrsation had now run on
an hour and a half.
"Do you like newspaper work, Mr.
"Yes, fine. I would be in it today,
unless I thought better success could
be made in the work of physical direc
tor." "Don't you put this tn the paper,"
he callnd to the student reporter and
his friend at departing.
.Harriaee of Former Student to It. X.
3Iattesn Xext Tuesday.
Miss Ethel May Coffin of Kansa3
City, and Reuben Norton Mattcson
will be married next Tuesday In
Kansas City. Miss Coffin was a stu
dent in the College of Arts and Sci
ence at the Unitersity the last two
years, and until the Christmas holi
day of this year. Miss Maltina Lind
say, a former student in the School
of Journalism will be one of the at
tendants at the wedding.
To a Road Committee 3Ieetin-'.
Curtis Hill, state highway engineer,
went to Jefferson City this afternoon.
Ho will attend a mcetng of the roads
committee of the senate.

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