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5. $?l/^ riv issaaa*. -r *^-J VyI1 V* •iwiwua^mTywj 1770 CLOSING EXERCISES Class of Twenty Graduate From Der.ison Normal College. LECTURE AT BAPTIST CHURCH Prof. W. C. Wilcox, of The Iowa State University, Delivers Fine Address. Alumni Banquet at Cooper House. Thursday evening at the Baptist church were held the annual commence ment exercises of the Denison Normal and Business college. The night was beautiful, and a large audience filled the church -to witness the graduation of the class of twenty and to listen to the annual address to the class given this year by Prof. W. C. Wilcox, of the Iowa State University. The subject of the address .vas "America, an opportunity." The speaker held the close attention of the audience throughout the entire ad dress and at the close there was not a person in the house who was not more proud of his nationality than when he entered. After the singing of "Amer ica," the diplomas were presented to the class by Hon. J. P. Conner. The address of the evening was one of the best on the subject ever given in Denison. Adde.rl to the scope of his theme the speaker posess-.:d most- of the traits nec ss.iry for the making of a good platform speaker. The many patriotic sentiments expressed, inter spersed with rare wit and humor m*de the address an entertaining and inspir ing one, which held the close attention of the audience till the elo.-e. He said there arc n.t present in exist ence 51 independent states, whilj but few years ago the number was much larger. At ,t-he time of the French Revolution there were 2"0 German states each independent of the other, while today Ithey all form cne great empire. Prom ancient times every state which had au independent exist ence thought it had a great mission in the world and would live forever: but of all these hundreds of governments 5', only, survive. The'following rea sons were assigned for the fall of na tions: No nation has ever been wiso enough to avo'd nil errors, nor upright enough to resist all temptation?, nor THE AMERICAN EAGLE WILL SCREAM history itself only demonstrates and does not explain, a Creator who rules over all After depicting in glowing terms the wonderful extent and marvellous re sources of our nation, the speaker enumerated a few good reasons why we expect to escape what has seemed to be the common fate of all nation?, that of passing into oblivion. First, the char, acter of our people is superior to those of other countries: second, theogrowth of the century just closed would indi cate that we are here to stay third, we have worked out a number of success ful experiments in government which were radical departures from the ideas of the old world fourth, a study of our history reveals- many unique advan tages which we have possessed over all other governments. Rjlative to the superior character of our people the speaker said that there exists in our national life a fundamen tal distinction between right and wrong, and while other leading nations possess this faculty thev do not observe it us well as we do ourselves. There is no country which affords such educa tional advantages. The universities of Europe maintain a higher standard of education than do our institutions, but none but the comparatively rich are privileged to attend.* In this coun try the young man who desires an edu cation needs only physical health. Again we have a capacity for sober second thought. Some people cancot think twice because they cannot think once: others cannot think twice because they can think only once, the first thought exhausts them: while there are others who can think twice but their second thoughts are not sober. With reference to the growth of the past century Prof. Wilcox cited a large number of interesting statistics rela tive to our increase of population, size of cities, manufactured articles, etc He said of the four great sources of wealth, viz: agriculture, manufac tures, mining and grazing, we lead the worl in the first and last, and in a few years would lead in all of them. Nearly il! of the great experiments in government jvvhich we ha?e under taken have proven a success despite DENISON, 4TH. S DENISON IS ARRANGING FOR THE BIGGEST 4th IN ITS HISTORY. WILL ENTERTAIN EVERYONE IN CRAWFORD COUNTY CANNON WILL BOOM, FLAGS WILL WAVE, FIRE CRACKERS WILL CRACK, Everyone will Come to Denison. A Noted Speaker and Plenty of Shade and Seats for all. THrFAMOUS CARROLL BAND OF 28 MEMBERS HAS BEEN SECURED, BUT DO NOT STAY AWAY ON THAT ACCOUNT Magnificent and Dazzling Trades-Display Over a mile long at 10 a. in. Followed by Representation of All Nations of the Earth in Comic Attire A MAGNIFICENT DISPLAY OF FIREWORKS WILL ILLUMINATE THE HBAVENS FOR MILES AROUND WATCH THE PAPERS FOR PARTICULARS AND SEE BILLS FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS I ener.-jetic enough to improve all ODpor- the fact that they have been tried by tunities, nor strong enough to recover:oth'rs arid have proven failures. Our from all calamities, and, lastly, there written constitution and oi.r system of is in nature a silent fo.ce in the affairs suffrage are producing grand# results, of men. a power and intelligence pre-j A representative system of government siding over the destinies of men which over so vast a territory has succeeded •uiWaiiiiifrpaiM! 'n.» *, r- ^»r r-r. •"-'v "^',. 0' "~|?r largely on account of the mechanical inventions of the age. The world is much smaller than it used to be and in the words of tne speaker "has become a whispering gallery.'' Immigration is another experiment which has suc ceeded. Since 1823 there have been more than 20,000,000 immigrants, the great maj rity of whom have become good citizens, One of the many unique advantages which we possess is the fact that we started from a state of civilization. At the very beginning our population was made up of the best blood of Europe and we have acquired supremacy eas ily. Another advantage mentioned was the predominance of a common language as compared with some places in Europe where one cannot go thirty miles without coming in contact with an entirely different language from that he had just left. Further, we have no caste system nor a system of aristocracy. In spite of all our points of superior ity the speaker pointed out many de fective places in our social system. Our American city governments have proven a total failure. The average government of European cities is far better than that of our own, and since neav'v one-third of our population lives in cities the problem is one of the most serious ones confronting us today. We have not solved the problem of equit able taxation are unable to avert financial panics. We have been unarile to preserve at all times the proper equilibrium between protection and free tra.de. In all our experience with tariff legislation we have learned but two things, viz: the tariff may be made so low as to produce no revenue, or it mjy be made so high as to shut out all imports and consequently produce no revenue. We have not accomplished the equal 'distribution of wealth nor never shall until there is an equality of learning and wisdom. Many other points of weaknesses were pointed out, but ''the great object of American activity ought to be to make this country the best pos'sifle place for the average mm to live in." E lucation was offered as the solution of our problem- education of the body. «5K!!?^ SSSB' .- :-r, *.,1 +ic W^mpfTTW" Tf 'X mind, heart ,-and soul. AU of this, he thought, was what Emerson meant when he said, ''America is only an other word for opportunity.'' Alumni Association Meets. Immediately after the lecture t'ne old students and members of the alumni association of the college to the num ber of about eighty gathered in the dining room of the Cooper house to en joy a social hour. Three long tables were filled and an excellent supper was spread. After the sumptuous feast was given its just deserts an enjoyable pro gram of toasts was listened to. Mr. John Woodruff made the spcech of welcome to the new graduates to which Fred Soehl responded in behalf of the class. A number of interesting letters were read from absent members. Miss Iva Smith spoke to the memory of de ceased members of the association. John Ainsworth recited a poem on "the way things used to be," Superin tendent Hoffman gave an interesting talk, and a number of others. Several selections on the piano were also enjoy ed. After a parting word from Prof. Van Ness the business meeting was held, at which officers for the ensuing year were elected. They are: Super intendent Hoffman, president: Miss Iva smith, secretary. ORATORY AND MUSIC RECITAL College Students Hold Closing Recital of Music And Oratory Tuesday Evening at Germania Hall. A good audience listened to the clos ing recital of the department of music and oratory of the college given at Germania hall last Tuesday evening. The stage was artistically arranged and decorated with potted plants. There was but one graduate from each department. MissBirtha Newojm in music and Miss Hilda Brodersen in oratory. Besides the cumbers render ed by the graduates, were the opeuing selection by the Denison orchestra, a violin solo by Miss Genevieve Lilly, and a tenor duet by Messrs. Hover and Chamberlln. For the past year the department of music has been under the supervision of Prof. M. C. Hover, assisted by Miss Essie Smith. Prof. Hover has now been in charge of the musical work of the college for several years and that de partment of the coilege work has been ..VAV'.'-, in a flourishing condition every since his severiees have been engaged. Miss Newcom, the graduate of the de partment of music is a pianist of great skill and wonderful execution. Her playing on this occasion was very pleasing and was received with much applause. Miss Brodersen has been a popular reader in Denison for two or three years. She has taken high rank in ail the declamatory contests of the high school in which she has entered. She was at her best on this occasion and she held the close attention of the audience while she rendered two selec tions of highly dramatic character. She has been under the training of Prof. John Dunn Martin who has had charge of the department of oratory for the past three years. Mr. Martin has been one of the most, successful trainers in the art of reading ever coming to Denison, and we are sorry he is not to be with us another year. Next September he will begin work at the Simpson college as an assistant in structor in elocution and we predict for him a seccessful carder in the future. SOCIAL NOTES- The visit of Miss Brennecke to her friend Mrs. Kuehnle, set the social ball rolling, and -Denison was very gay last week. The weather-was so fine, and Jnne always lends itself to everything beautiful so that all the parties were very successful. Penelope met on Tuesday with Mrs. Conner and had a delightful meeting. The hostess served an elegant three course supper at small tables. The name cards were decorated by the hos tess, and the favors were candies tied with ribbon. The last course Mrs. Coiner served in a very clever and sweet way, the ice cream being served in small flower pots, the top thickly dusted with chocolate, and growing in each tiny flower pot was a white or pink carnation. The ladies had a very delightful afternoon. On the same evening Judge and Mrs. Conner enter tained a small whist party in the same charming way of the afternoon. The guests came early, stayed late and play ed hard, three successful omens for a whist party. On Wednesday night Mrs. Carl Kuehnle gave a very elegant tea com plimentry to Miss Brennecke. of Mar shalltown. The table was a beautiful sight, the decorations pink and white carnation in high vases with a number arranged artistically upon the cloth. The name cards were decorated in pink and white carnation. The tea which consisted of four courses was most de lectable. After tea Mifs Brennecke gave a reading from Browning that was greatly enjoyed by all the guests. Miss Brennecke has a very delightful person ality and each visit she makes Denison deepens the pleasant impression. Among the guests present were MesdamesVoss Sprecher, Ley, Barber, Boynton, Kelly, DeWolf, Dier, Mcdenry, Miss McHen ry and Miss Meyers. On Thursday afternoon Mrs. Meyers and -Miss Meyers entertained informally a conipanv'complementary to Miss Bren necke. Miss Brennecketeceived a prize in a pipe dressing contest and Mrs. Philbrook captured a prize in a guess ing game. On Friday Mrs. Charles Voss gave an exquisite luncheon in her beautiful new home complimentary to Miss Brenne cke. Pink roses, on a lovely pink cen ter piece, pink shaded candelabra, pink and white decorated name cards upon which was written a quotation about roses were part of the consistent and lov?ly "rose" luncheon. After the guests had enjoyed a delicious four course menu, the hostess produced a "rose" game which was original with Mrs. Voss and a very clever and pretty conceit. Miss Brennecke and Mrs. Phil brook received the prizes, two large bunches of pink roses. Miss AllieSewell assisted Mrs. Voss in serving. On Thursday afternoon, Mrs. W. H. Laub, who has just returned from a de lightful California trip, entertained the Coffee clnb. The members had a very pleasant afternoon, not the least part of it being the serving of very fine refresh, ments by the hostess. The Coffer club is a very enjoyable one, and the mem bers are very enthusiastic about it. On Friday evening Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Mc.4hren leave a splendid whist party. Ten tables were filled, and the evening was one to be long remember ed. The supper, as one of the guests remarked, was "superb Mrs. Patter son, Miss Hunter, Mable McAhren and Mrs. Sprecher assisted Mrs. McAhren in serving. Mrs. Conner won the lad ies' prize, and Dr. Philbrook the gen tleman's. Mrs, McAhren is to be con gratulated upou giving two such de lightful parties, and Denison, upon this addition, to our social entertainment. The Misses Agnes and Margaret king, Alice Romans, and Hazel Laub will tike a trip down the Mississippi The Rebeccahs held an election of wereelected. Noble grand. Mrs. Peter Krauth: Vice grand, MissBayne: treas urer' Mrs. Ph.A. Scblumberger sec retary. Mrs. M. A. Harding: financial secretary, Mrs. J. L. Warbasse. «. -, BUSINESS BRIEFS. —WANTED—Plain SEWING. -,WT- MKS. M. MATTHEWS —Prescriptions carefully ed by an expert pharmacist 2:! 24 compound- DENISON DRUG C'O. rimmed "hats. A big line at very low prices. ,s: M. M. BAMFORD. —Tomatoes fresh every day at the Broadway Grocery. -LOST-Between central part of town and college, a stick pin, four leaf clover design, set with pearls. Finder leave at REVIEW office and receive re ward. P. M. Lane for fancy rockers. Trimmed Hat's. A big lot now on sale. Si 5Q for porch and lawn- —P. M. Lane fo goods. Canned Goods, the freshest and purest. THE BROADWAY GROCERY. —Bee Hives, cheap. 23-2t* :3 CM Up. BAMFORD. M. N. SMITH.' street hats. The —New line of latest of the season. wits season. M. M. BAMFORD. Cult.vators for the next few days at a marked down price, 2:5 K- T. COCJIRAN. sale —A new line of trimmed hats on at reduced prices this week at SARACIION SISTERS. "-^ry our coffees. Ask for our special blends. THE BROADWAY GROCEKY. Call at the Broad wav Grocery for fresh strawberries. Street Hats. A new lot of the newest creations now on sale. At BAMFORDS. P. M. Lane headquarters for un dertaking supplies and embalming. 23 Farms for Sale. In South Dakota, Crawford County Iowa. Excursions first, and third Tuesdays of every month. See D. F. BROWN & SON, Denison, Iowa. For fine chewing and smoking tobac co call at the DENISON DRUG Co. —Children's sewing dene. clothing a specia'ty. 17 Boys, MRS. JOHN BAKER. B.g reduction on all trimmed hats this week at SARACHON SISTERS. —100 acres of fine hay land for rent. E. H. WOOD. Wanted. 20 head of cattle to pasture on my iarm, on section 17, East Bover town ship. Write me at Denison. 16-tf z. T. HAWK. The^ finest line of cigars carried in town is to be found at the Denison Drug Co. store. Among the cigars carried will ne found the Supreme Counsellor, Dignity,Shenkberg, Bobby Burns, ana Rorao. If you want a good smoke call. Laces Laces. —A new line of Wash Blonde net laces the latest. At BAMFORDS. —Vaccinate your cattle with FRESH Blackleg Vercine always on hand at PH. SUHLUMBERGER'S PHARMACY. —Beautiful stylish hats at low prices SARACHON SISTERS. (Jet in the Parade. ^Now is tae time to buy a fine surrey or buggy for Decoration day or Fourth of July. I have the open, canopy, and extension top surrey, road anc'spring wagons, top buggies to suit everybody. Rubber and steel tire. 21-4t E.T.COCHRAN. —C. Otto's "Cubadura" is acknowl edged to be the best 10 5 cents, in town. cent smoke for C. OTTO. Our new soda fountain produces some of the nicest drinks imaginable. Call in a get refreshed. 23 DENISON DRUG Co, —The Sherwin-Williams Paint, the best Paint made at PH. A. SCHLUMBERGER'S PHARMACY —Get the "Cubadura," the best 5 cent cigar sold in Denison at C. OTTO'S. Mrs. Obenchain will again resume dress-making at her home opposite Dr. Iseminger's, 1 block east and 1 block south of the M. E. church. 24-3t* —Remember our Insect Powder is FRESH. SCHLUMBERGER'S PHARMACY. —An e.jjoyable smoke is the "Cuba dura," fcr sale at C. OTTO'S. —Big reduction tailored suits. are durin? t'leir stay at the world's Fair.1f®' Ine trip will last about eight days and stitutes for milk have been tried, but. will extefld as far south as Memphis, none as satisfactory as Blatchford's Calf Meal. This meal contains an In ladies and Misses At BAMFORDS. ROSEBUD REVERVATION is open for settlement. Send 25cts for large map and full information. IIow to get a 160 acres of choice land. 18-I2t D. w. FORMES, Bonesteel, S. D. DENISON, IOWA, JUNE 9th, 11)04. EDITOR REVIEW:— I wish, through the columns of your paper, to thank the Woodmen Acci dent Association, of Lincoln. Nebraska, for the promptness in paying my claim of twenty-four dollars (124) for accident by running nail in my foot. I gladly recommend this association to be all that is claimed for it. ELMER MILLS. BLATCHFORD'SCALF MEAL By keeping his calves growing fast and thriving from the start until they ready for the market, the farmer 9tha he do any other kind of feeding, Many suo- tt.,}UI!r1,anceiof officers last week and the following t}"8ue,Produc,°e ejemento, and also all 'lesh, fat, bone, blood and Dried Milk. By using Blatchford'.. Calf Meal the milk may be dispensed with when the calf is four or five days old. For particulars telling fully of this excellent meal call on C. D. Mil ler, at West Denison Mills.