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Business Men to Incoporate For
Mutual Benefit and Pleasure.
Club Will Work for City's Advancement.
And to Promote Ligitimate Sociabil
ity Among Business Men.
A number of young business men of
Denison have recently organized a
club that is to be known as the Deni
son Commercial Club. It is to be in
corporated and it ie hoped to have it in
shape for business by August 1. While
the young men have taken the initia
tive a number of the older and most
prominent business men of the city
have expressed their desire to become
members and it is hoped that it will
soon muster a full roll of the business
and professional men of the city.
The objects of the club are two-fold:
first, to promote the well being of the
city, to form a strong nucleus for united
action along many lines. City affairs,
trade extension, new enterprise?,
9treets and highwayp, public health,
public morals, the schools, the college,
all these and much more will come
within the province of the club aid
will be subject of special consideration
by regular committees. For this pur
pose monthly meetings will be held for
which a program will be provided and
at which any subject of general inter
est may be discussed, These meetings
will serve to bring the business men
closer together, to take personal
animosities out of competition and In
many ways to increase the business
and pre-itige of our city. The time has
come when Denison must either fall in
to the ranks of the sleepy, country
town or become the w'ide-a-wake-city
and no one means will accomplish
more toward the desired end than a
strong, compact, active commercial
club. The memberhlp- will not be con
fined to merchants, but will consist of
all those no matter how employed who
are ready to help Denison.
The second object of the club will be
to promote healthy legitimate socia
bility among the men of Denison. To
this end the second story of the hand
some new brick building just west ol
the Nellson Hotel has been leased.
These rooms are ample in s'ze and are
being arranged for the purposes of the
club. The large reading and assemblj
room faces on the court house squai
and with its large bay window will
command a line view of the handsome
court house and the busy four corner.'
of Denison. This room will be large
enough for the regular meetings of tt^
club and the tuite is so arranged thai
on special occasions all the rooms cat
be thrown together thus making
splendid hall for reception of thi
city's guests or for sr.ch times as thi
club may be thrown opeu to receive thi
ladies of the city.
Back of the reading room is th
social room, where cards, chess, check
ers and other games will hold swa
"The rear if the building will be taken
up with the billiard hall and a firsi
class table will be urovided for the de
/oteesof this best of indoor games.
The rooms together with the club
office, a wide hallway, a toilet room
and abroad rear veranda complete thi
suite. The club rooms will be kept
clean and orderly, no games of chance
will be permitted and no liquors will be
allowed on the premises. Ou Sunday.'
the rooms will be used as reading room
The club will thus furnish a gentle
man»y place of meeting with amuse
ments and diversions for young ainJ
old. where all will feel on an equality,
become better acquainted. aDd forjjei
the struggle of competition in the
pleasure of social intercourse.
,, The possibilities of such a club for
the'business, moral and social d'-v-jl
opement of Denison are without Iimi
It will bring the young men into touch
Vith the older and more staid, and re
juvenate the elderly. It can be the
source of such united action as will
make Denison forge rapidly to the
front. Plenty of brain power is going
to waste in Denison for lack of proper
encouragement and cooperation. The
club will foster all of Denison's enter
prises, will assist in building up the
schools, in promoting the college, in
enforcing economy and good govern
ment in city affairs, in building up a
strong public sentiment In favor of law
and order and public morals. It will
aid in reaching out for trade and hold
ing that which we have. It will be a
ready-to-hand instrument for the pro
motion of all that is good and helpful
to Denison.
Tt.e membership fee of $10.00 will
be used for the furnishing and equip
ment of the club rooms, so that they
may be made comfortable and home
like, and a lit place to take the strang
er who may come within our gates.
Monthly dues of $1.00 will be charg
ed to defray expenses and if possible
to create a fund to be used for such
public purposes as the cluo may direct.
The membership will not be Indis
criminate and only those will be in
vited to join who are in good standing
in the community and who are felt to
have the interests of Denison at heart.
No permanent constitution has as yet
been ador-ted and this will not be done
until the membership attains a large
growth so that all may have a share in
fixing upon the final rules and regula
tions of the club. N) busin ss man.
professional man, clerk, or artisan who
has the interests of himself or his city
at heart can afford to hold aloof from
this organization and we bespeak for
it a hearty reef ption at the hands of
loyal Detii.»omtes.
Desperate Battle is Believed to
Be in Progress.
Interest Centers in Operations on
Liao Tung Peninsula—St. Peters
burg Has No News of Japanese
Loss of Four Ships.
Che Foo, June 7.—The correspond
ent of the Associated Press at Teug
Chow cables that there was firing at
Port Arthur last night, beginning at
11:30 and continuing for several
hours. A junk arriving during the
night from Dalny reports that there
was heavy firing all day yesterday in
the vicinity of Port Arthur. When
the junk left Dalny Monday morning
all was quiet there. The arrivals on
the junk deny the story of the sinking
of the Japanese ship .off Talienwan.
Liao Yang, June 7.—The corre
spondents released from the tranquil
lity prevailing at Viceroy Alexieff's
headquarters In Mukden, find them
selves here In a totally different at
mosphere. The throbbing of the
whole great Manchurian war engine
can be felt here. The town is full of
officers from all branches of the ser
vice. Many of them on their way to
rejoin their regiments at the front
gather in groups at the buffet or on
the station platform to discuss the
campaign or speculate on develop
ments. The real work Is carried on
directly overhead, the second story of
the station itself being the army head
quart ors. Telegraph wires radiating
in every direction control tho move
ments of the Russian forces through
out Manchuria. A hundred yards up
the track, upon an isolated siding
stands a military train shaded by a
white tent, where General Kouropat
Uin makes his home and uses as his
movable headquarters for flying visits
to outlying points.
Military interest is now centered
upon the region of imminent opera
tions—the Liao Tung peninsula. An
other Japanese army is landing on
the eastern roast as a counter weight
to tho Russian arrivals from Dashlt
siao, southward from General Oku's
The Japanese have seemingly given
up the idea of attacking Liao Yang,
If they entertained such a plan. The
rainy season, which is expected to be
gin In two or three weeks, would, it is
considered here, render an advance
to Liao Yang impossible. The Cos
sacks are keeping in touch with the
Japanese outposts. Another force Is
watching General Kuroki's right wing
north of tho Yalu river.
Russians Can't Move Fleet if Chan
nel is Open.
London, June 7.—Tho correspondent
of the Times aboard the steamer Hai
mun says: "It is pretty certain from
intelligence received by the Japanese
secret service that even if the chan
nel of Port Arthur is practicable for
large draught ships there is not suffi
cient coal in Port Arthur for such
vessels to take to sea. The explosions
heard at Pert Arthur are believed to
have been caused by the demolition
of certain government buildings. A
portion of the Japanese second army
corps will hold the land approaches
to Port Arthur until Talienwan bay
shall have been made practicable for
a further debarkation. Meantime -a
screen of mounted troops is being
pushed up beyond Kaiping for the
purpose of allowing the reconstruction
of the railway to proceed as rapidly
as possible."
Fisherman in Triple Tragedy.
Evansviile, Ind., June 7.—John Rob
inson, a fisherman at Maunee, 111.,
shot and killed his wife, his brother
in-law, Shelby Atterhury, and then
himself. Jealousy is supposed to have
prompted t.! deed.
J. W. Cochran Instantly Killed
Sunday Morning by Train.
Stepped From One Track to Allow
One Train to Pass and Placed Him
self in Path of the Other.
One of the most horrible and at the
same time one of the saddest accidents
ever experienced by the people of this
community was that of the killing of
Wess Cochran early Sunday morning by
the fa9t mail on the Northwestern road.
Wess had started fishing and was walk
ing along the tracks toward the west.
As he reached the bridge just west of
the depot a freight train came in from
the west over the east bound track.
Be stepped over to the south track to
The train crew reported the accident
and before Ion a big crowd of people
had gathered at the scene. As soon as
the anthorlties were notified the re
mains were taken to the city hall, but
all day long people passed back and
forth to visit the scene of the accident
for there still remains evidences of the
awful destruction which had been
wrought. The body in its awful ilight
had been hurled against the railing of
the bridge, and large pieces of timber
were broken away.
Mondaymorning the inquest was held
at the city hall, the engiteer and fire
man coming down from their homes at
Boone. The jury returned a verdict
entirely exonerating the railroad com
pany from any blame for the accident.
Engineer John C. Sparks said the
train was twenty-eight minutes late
and is going at the rate of about 5i
miles an hour. He first saw the man
when the engine was even *?ith the
west end of the depot platform and he
immediately applied the air brakes and
emergency brake, reversed the engine,
and nlew the danger signal. The train
was not brought to a stop until it had
gone a distance of half a mile.
Fireman Alexander Boyd saw the
man at the same time the engineer did.
He was standing just outside the south
rail and when he was struck his Oody
was hurled against the railing of the
bridge and slid along on top until It
reached the west end when it fell over
into the river bed.
The funeral services were held from
the city hall Monday afternoon Rev. J.
H. Sharpe officiating.
John Wesley Cochran was born In the
state of Pennsylvania in the year 1S40.
He came to Iowa in 1871, and since that
time he has lived in Denison woikingat
the blacksmith trade. In 1875 he was
uni'.ed in marriage to Katy O'Neil to
which union were born seven children,
five of whom, two boys and three girls,
survive. lie was known by nearly
everybody in Deuinou and Bnrrounding
country. All regret the sad manner of
his death, but regret more that he
shonld have been taken away when he
evidently had many more years of this
life before him. Be is also survived by
five brothers two of whom, 13. and
W111., live in Denison. The others are
Robert in California, Murry in Nevada,
and Charles in Arizona.
Wo neglected to mention last week
the marriage of Mr. ISd. Nelson to Miss
Matilda Von Tuel, both of Denison.
The groom is a native of Sweden and
came to America two or three years
ayo. Since that time he has risen rap
idly in the trade of harness maker and
has won the respect and esteem of all
who know him.
The bride is weli known in Denison
as highly popular among the young
Indies of her acquaintence.
These young people are both well
titled to begin the journey of life to
gether and the Risvikw joins with
their manv friends in wishing them a
long and happy life.
freight to pass and while
watching it was struck by the flyer.
Whethov he realized the awful destruc
tion which was bearing down upon him
will never be known, but at any rate
he did not see the fast approaching
train until it was too late. When
struck be was standing about the mid
dle of the bridge and from that posi
tion was hurled a distance of fifty feet
or more to the west bank of the river.
The train was brought to a stop as
soon as possible and was backed up to
the scene of the accident. The body
was founS in a horribly mangled con
dition, and was picked up just over
the railing of the bridge and lying two
feet from the water's edge, while the
right [leg was ^found on the abutment
twelve feet above. The neck was brok
en and hardly a sound bone was left in
his body.
farmer# tfake tNctiee
a Jew fact#.
We opened our store for business almost a year
(July 1st 1903.) We began on that day and
have continued ever since to pay you in
the highest market value for your Butter and Eggs.
Butter, IOc pr lb. Eggs 12c per doz.
We buy all our goods in quantities in order to get
the lowest prices made then pay cash and get the
benefit of all discounts. Such things as SUGAR,
•NAILS, WIRE AND TWINE are bought in
car-loads when the price makes it an advantage to
do so. This places us in a position to sell a good
quality of goods at prices that are not discounted
by any store in Crawford county. When the price
of sugar was at the lowest point we bought two
cars of the best granulated sugar. This allows
us to made the price to you now,
$5.00 per cwt..
offered for the entire lot $5.17 per cwt by a single
party but we prefer to keep it and give the farmers
the benefit. Just a few more prices,
Nails per keg ....$2 50
Barb wire, (galvanized) Elwood, pr cwt. $3.25
Binding Twine guaranteed to be the best
quality Standard twine, per lb lie
Think these facts over and you will make up your
mind that
$ec. Menagh 4 %6.
The Broadway Grocery
We have been
We came to Denison with the intention of remaining perma
nently and we realize that we must supply the people with just what
they want. That will be our highest aim. Our stock has been re
plenished, and we have nothing that is not absolutely pure and fresh
Our line of groceries is complete and of the best, whileour can
ned and bottle goods are unexcelled.
1 resh vegetables on hand at till times. Strawberries received
daily. We solicit your patronage and guarantee you satisfaction.
The Broadway Grocery.
Ill 1 HI, II
is the place
SsEE THK LATMS ,vr -"i:
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