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la the gloom "and sorrow of last week we wrote with gratitude in our hearts xaat there was one bright spot, that D, O. Johnson had passed through a critical operation and that his life had been spared. This week we must chronicle his death. The blow Is a grievous one, it is a loss that affects not only the loved ones of his family, not only the narrow circles of im mediate friendship, but it is a loss to his community and to the countv tnat rises to the measure of ajpublic calam ity. He 1b mourned not because he was President of a bank, not because of his prominence In business and social and political circles, but because he waa personally dear to every man woman and child who knew him. Mr. Johnson has not been well for more than a year. Jt was supposed that he had stomach trouble, but he himself did not attach particular im portance to it. He was of the kind, who,, while careful of themselves and their health, are too wrapt up in others to give their own ailments much con cern. A little mere than two weeks ago, however Jhis disease became acute, and on March 1st, acting on the advjtcci of his friend and physician, Dr. J. J&McWiUiams, he went to Sioux City to see the famous surgeon. Dr. Jtpape -TAn operation was advised, Wit it watplought best not »to«peWorm at oncefyd Mr. Johnson returned to Charter c£fc And to his work. Instead of galnin&!3trengtb, however, he grew rapidly jjorae, and on Sufcdaj£March 4tb, he n'as taken 1 to Sioux City and a peration was performed. A condition'oflthe kidneys and found and it was known that was most serious. All during ek hundreds oMriends awaited anxiously for the news from Sioux City and as stated in ourjlaat issue It was thought that he had passed the point of greatest danger and that he would recover. On Saturday night a change for the worst was observed and on Sun day night at ^10:30 o'clock he passed away. severe diseas mm I ¥m„ THE FUNERAL SERVICES. On Monday the remains, accompanied by the heart-broken loved ones who bad bean with him 'all during that fearful week of pain and anxiety at Sioux Cltyi returned to Charter Oak. Funeral services were|held at Charter Oak on Tuesday afternoon at.3:30. All the business of our neighboring city came to a stop, the schools were closed, the little church was crowded to suffo cation with six hundred people, gath ered not only from Charter Oak but from all.the country round and from the .neighboring towns and as one friend said ''every person there was a ruourif er." The funeral sermon was preach ed bp Rev. M. Hyink of the Presby .terlan church of In wood, Iowa. Rev. Hylnk was formerly a pastor at .Charter Oak and he was a personal friend, aB indeed was every person present. The sermon was a eulogy of the dear friend who had departed and the words found a response in the hearts of all. After the services the remains were taken to the family home and on this morning' the cortege resumed the sad journey to Denison. jw- At Denison the remains were taken to the home of Mr. J. H. Mahoney. Many were the grief stricken friends ,who called there this morning to see •this man for the last time and to breathe into the ears of his loved ones .their messages of love«snd condolence. Brief services were held this afternoon 'at which Rev. Father Cooper of Char tor Oak and Rev. Father Farrelly of Benison officiated and interment was m^de in Oakland cemetery. The asrvlces here were attended not only by his Denison friends and relatives, but by many from Charter Oak and «lher parts of the county people, de termined that to the very last they would sfcpw their esteem and affection for one who bad always been staunch -and true to the^ Death of D. O. Johnson Brings Deep est Sorrow to Hundreds. DEATH OCCURS AT SIOUX CITY ON SIIHDHY Funeral Services at Charter Oak and Denison, are Scenes of Heartfelt Grief for One Who was Loved by All. jh SSIlLss *34©* His LIFE STORV. D. O. Johnson was born in Kokomo, Indiana, in 1851. He was the son of Rev. Isaac and Elvira (Overhiser) Johnson. He was of Scotch and Dutch ancestry and his father was one of the typical preachers of the early days, a circuit rider, a man of intense convic tlon, a man who preached by night and worked by day for the support of his family. It was from such parent age that D. O. Johnson drew that strength of purpose and of character, that' spotless honesty, that matchless lovalty to his friends, to his family and tu himself, that made him so univer sally beloved. His aged parents, the father 82, the mother 73, still survive him, and they mourn him as the apple of their eye, the oldest son, the first born, the ever present help In time of trouble, the one who was as a staff to their decile Ing years. May the God of Love tem per the blow to them and may they D. O. JOHNSON. take comfort and strength and hope from the Word which has for a life time been their guiding star. It was in 1857, when D. O. as we love to call him, first saw the hills of Iowa. The family settled in Marshall county, which is still their home, and D. O. lead the life of a farmer boy, working when he became old enough, going to school when be could, working for others when work was slack at home. He was ambitious. Who has ever suc ceeded without being amitlous? He longed for a higher education than the country schools afforded. He taught school, earned encugh for a term at Iowa College at Grlnnell, remained while his money lasted, returned to school teaching and more money earn ing and then again to college. In this way he worked through two years of a college course. It was in 1874 that he first came to Denison. It was not like him to re main idle and he did not, it was like him to take the first'honest employment that came to hand, and he did. For two years he worked as a drayman and teamster for Mr. Green McAhren. So well did he do his work, so capable was he, that he succeeded in obtaining a clerkship and the next three years found him in the employ of Mr. C. F. Cassaday as a general clerk. DEPUTY POSTMASTER. Anew phase began in his life when he waa appointed Depnty Postmaster of Denison by Mr. J. Fred Meyers. This position he filled with such accuracy and such efficiency that he became one of the most pjpnlar men not only in Denison but in all the connty, for people came long distances for their mail and D. O. Johnson knew and was known by every man, woman and child living within twenty miles of Denison. It was then that onr personal acquaint ance began and we cannot pass with out saying that we never knew a kind lier, trner man, a man who measured nearer to the heights of ideal manhood in every relation of life than did D. O. Johnson, and that to-day we are doubly glad that we did not wait, as iB bat too 1 ,A Vi,'. -V .-..a. 'p* ...W'fVA V.. V/T.V DENISON, often is the case, until Death had closed his eyelids forever, to tell of onr love and regard for him, and of onr high appreciation of his life work in this county. Upon the resignation of Mr. Poitevih as Connty Tieasnrer, the appointment of D. O. Johnson as his snccessor was hailed with delight by all regardless of party. In this office which he filled for five years he showed the same qualities of accuracy, competency and ability! that had endeared him to the people in all of his former work. He was stalwart, constant, conscientious and active republican all his life, but this did not prevent his receiving a majority of five hundred in this connty whifeh at that time was largely democratic. It was in 1890 that he went to Char ter Oak as one of the organizers and the first cashier of the Farmers' State Bank at Charter Oak. Since Ithat time: he has been identified with that insti tution, first as cashier and later as president. During all these years Denison has never ceased to claim him as its very own. He has been one of the leading minds of Crawford county His council has been sought on every project of importance and his friend* ship has been of the greatest value to many, many men, not only because of his influence, but because his friend ship was always sincere and unselfish. His HOME LIFE. No man has had a more ideal home life than (did D. O. Johnson. He was married July 6, 1892, to Miss Kate lony. Their wedding was a signal of rejoicing throughout the county, for no two young people more dearly be loved by all have ever joined their lives together in the history of Deni son. Kate SMalony, as Deputy Audi tor, as the support of her father, whose memory will ever be cherished by us all, was no less popular than Mr. John son. To them twochlldreh were bora, Marion Louise aged nine and Catha' rine Lucille aged five. Nb father was was ever more loving or more generous. It was his delight to care for them, to sit with thein hour after hour, to enter into all the -affairs of their childhood. All of his leisure hours were spent with them and with his wife, for they were his greatest pleasure and his heart's delight We Snow How dear ia child can b6 and we think we know how tdnr derly D. O. Jonnson loved his little ones. Theirs Is the greatest loss of all Perhaps, as the poet of childhood tells us "they are too young to know it now, but some day they shall know." And we hope that when they do "come to know" they may be comforted by the thought of their father's noble and un selfish life and by the knowledge that their father loved them as it is given but to few fathers to love. Charter Oak appreciated D. O. Johnson just as Denison did. He was city treasurer, member of the sciool board and held that place in the com munity which we love to accord to those we know and trust. A Charter Oak friend said to us to day. "His loss is a terrible Dlow to Charter Oak. He was not only our banker but our friend. His advice was sought in every project, his friendship was an asset that our people can ill afford to lose." Mr. Johnson leaves three b: others and three sisters, the majority of whrm are Well-known and beloved in this county and the common grief is inten sified by our grief for them who shared in his rich and deep affection they are Mrs. C. E. Davis of Sioux City, Mrs. J. E Merriman of Marshall County, Mrs. S. E. Wheeler of Chicago, H. B. John son of Union township, U. G. Johnson of Denison and O. A. Johnson of Mar shall county. They were in a true sense brothers and sisters and their grief is all the deeper to-day for the sincere affection that bound them to gether in this life. We have often wondered if the ini tials by which all his friends loved to call him did not mean something to D. O. Johnspn after all. His was a life cf doing. Deeds rather than words, acts of friendship rather than loud protes tations. All his life he was up and doing. What he did he did well. Whether he was driving a dray, clerk ing in a store or holding positions of the greatest confidence his aim was always to do hU work faithfully ana well. In life as a citizen, as a partisan, as a friend, as a husband and as a father he lived up to the full measure of his responsibilities. It will be many years before another such a man shall arise in Crawford oounty, a man so many sided in his interests and so true and faithful to them all. We cannot olose without, a few words to the beloved wife, the companion, the helper and the friend. There is not much that we can say. only to whisper that we loved him too, that it was an honor to have been loved by s'uch a man, that the separation is a separa tion not a parting, that the memory ia a precious one that will be shared by all those who love truth and manhood and a life of noble deed*. ,s »si«itai®: IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 1905. '1 &'x & I Look This Over. 4 packages seeded raisins, (our "Omar" brand,) regular selling price 1 5-lb package Three Star Oats, decorated dish in package, regular selling price 5 pounds rice, regular selling price 3 pounds prunes, California, regular selling price 2 lb soda crackers, regular selling price 6 lb hand picked navy beans, regular selling price Amount Saved That is creasing. The Palace -OPENING- MARCH |a4-25. the sarachon sisters of All Blblea. largest of all Bibles in the world is the Kahgyur, or Buddhist scriptures of Tibet, which consists of 108 volumes of 1,000 pages each. Each volume weighs ten pounds and forms a pack age twenty-six inches long, eight Inches broad and eight inches deep. This bible requires a dozen yaks for its transport, and tha carved wooden blocks from which it is printed need rows of bouses, like a city, for their storage. A. tribe of Mongols paid 7,000 oxen for a copy of this bible. In ad dition to the bible there are 325 vol umes of commentaries, which are jieces sary for Its understanding. There is also a large collection of revelations which supplement the bible. We always pftt'Quality first. Every article guaranteed to be strictly first class or your money gladly refunded. •v iSSSlti 10 pounds best granulated (cane) sugar, regular selling price $ 1 pound Japan Tea, regular selling price 4 cans sweet corn, (our "Prairie Queen" brand,) regular selling price carry a complete line of Hardware. Give chance to figure on your bills if you ar^intending to build this spring, We caff save youmoney. r' GEO. MEN A GH & Merit Wins why our trade The people Our Bread Is the best. Our Loaves are full weigHt. That they get the worth of their money every time at M. M. BRADBURY, Prop. READY FOR EARLY DELIVERY Sure ol One Thln^r, "The life of an Insurance agent," •lghed Premyums, "is full of worm wood and gall." "I hadn't noticed the wormwood," growled the victim.—Cleveland LeaAar. No man can answer tor his coorage who baa never been in danger.—Boche foucauld. CplMtM. 'Ter honor," protested Ae seedy pris oner, "dls is jist a case 0' perllce per secHtfon. Dey'se tryln' ter keep me down, yer honor. You ain't goto' ter let 'em kfeep me down, are yer?" "Certainly not," replied the magis trate. 'Tin going to send you up for ninety days."-Philadelphia Press. 4 For Baroali? After the Quality has been settled think of the price. The amount of money actually saved in buying this bill of groceries. Total Our special cash price on this bill for this week, $ is ever iri know that •of*:*? itPtisli. 4 ilk ,ee .85 .35 [%40 .30 .20 ..so wit -1' $3.21 2.40 .81 us: a 4 Is® 'H Bakery Prom 1730 to 1830 is the most memo rable period in modern history. Six great men made their marks—Nhpo leon, whose chief feature was ambi tion Nelson, courage Washington, In dependence Wellington, thoroughness Pitt, statesmanship, and George Ste phenson, ingenuity. Washington NetBon hare secured the affection of posterity, Washington and Stephenson have done the moat for manfrtmi, Well ington enjoys the respect of all, Pitt has our admiration, and Napoleon will forever excite the yvonder of the world. Napoleon endeavored to remodel Eu rope George Stephenson succeeded in doing so. Washington and Stephenson together had Independence, observation and Ingenuity—the three qualities which are of the moat service to hu manity.—London Truth.