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RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA. JUNE 4, 1807.
Sj7: Graduation Exercises as Conducted
Of bargains in Men's and Boys Clothing,
Hats, Furnishings and Rubber goods.
Bargains are what you want, and Bar
gains are what we've got 'real, live, all
at the Opera House Last
THIRTEEN PUPILS GRADUATE.
The Largest Graduating Class In the History
of Our tilth School. "The Orations as
Rendered by Them.
It wont require n X-ray to see
themthey are visible to the
naked eye. All we ask is
An opportunity to show them,
Remember we buy for cash and sell
cash at one price and no monkey
Q&H Clnud. JMbK
g, -x m
g During the Month
ft of June,
i . I will sell everything at
jig Reduced Prices.
J'trS Many urttolii.o sit co-.t ami ooinn liolow cost. Coino in it ml soe
(? tli:it I nu'iin what I sy
i -- 1'CMiio, vorriu yKsw
Tb Kalby Shoe Co. m
Successors to A. II. KALEY.
See Our Ox Blood
Oxfords and Shoes.
We have a Bargain in Black
or Tan Oxfords at $i.oo.
Butter and Eggs taken in
All kinds of repairing neatly done.
Cincinnati Cash Shoe Store.
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AIFVIII ll'I'II.Y l.liaf'ni I HV 11 " t J
lluiwuiHUUi uuniu. miuut,,.
Hu Conquers Who Conquers Him
This wns the motto (f thirteen more
Ki'nihiutcs from the Ucri Cloud High
School lust night.
Like preceding classic many of the
graduates have grown up in t ho com
munity, and the interest was us deep
and intense as ever. A very largo
crowd was present and tho small fee
charged for admittance will net a
handsome sum for the school library.
The class of "07 lias left its own rich
ness' of tradition for the school, tra
dition geuerates loyalty anil loyalty
cm idles the school. Tho good work
of the class just passing out will be a
memory for them and a tradition for
succeeding 'Classes that will weave
another woof for tho Red Cloud High
school and, its patrons.
The subdequLnt avocations of our
graduates we cannot foretell, but in
business or profession, the best wishes
of TheCjub will folfow each of them,
and the community expects to prolit
b.v their education.
Prof. Wilson and his corps of teach
ers deserve Louoruble mention for so
successfully conducting the efforts of
these students to a successful event,
whllo both flUtdcnts and Uachors are
to he congratulated upon the very ap
propriate arrangement and execution
of the program for commencement. .
Dussie Marie Carpenter delivered the
salutatory in very excellent shape and
with good tame. Her oration upon the
question of our present standing was a
a very lair presentation of ideas held
by many luumriers of our community.
Ociiis ScliarTuit guru earnest words to
a subject which Ucsurves the attention
of students and scholars, "The Neces
sity oi Relaxation." Carefully lieetltd
his advice will be of beuetit to very
mauy people aside from his class
and tho school, Lucy .(jurber's
"Whore Wo Are Today," was a good
illustration of the fact that education
does develop power of thought, and'
auks isuroers uunvery was creditable
to herself and her instructors alike.
That MOue Today Is Worth Two To
morrows," has been known for somo
time, hut it is a lesson tliatcanuot be
impressed too frequently and Miss
Martha Abel very appropriately pre
sented n notably good view of the old
idea. Adaptation jjot less than direct
thought is of use in tho affairs of
life. It i always appropriate that cit
izens appreciate ana understand their
duty to to their country, ami Kobert
Mitchell comprehended and presented
that subject competently and well.
Wo were at a loss to know just what
.Mm xuisor wouui soy aoout ' f opular
Clamor," but weio not kept long in sus-
lieiiso wueu .Mill ueguu. jus concep
tions were dear and ivull put and wor
thy of an older brum. "The Dnwu of
the Twentieth Century" Is hound to bo.
ti period of surprising developments.
its necessities and possibilities were
very neatly construed and explained
by Miss May Su'iboui. Miss Jessio
kellogg was in every way capable of
explaining the "Powers of Musio" and
didfiudit to her abilities by bur ad
dress on that topic. Miss Ada
Skjciyor was vulcdiutorlun and accom
plished a very dillleult task in a very
creditable way. Communication, and
its effect upon civilization, is n rather
comprchouMV-c topic to be treated In it
(ii minute address, but MIhi Kkjclvcr
juanuc.cd to treat it comprehensively
and at the stinin time concisely.
The mush1 during the program wns a
cicillt to tho mtiKJcnl society of the
city a, well m tn iho musicians and
The juniors tiloed the mocrani with
hen ia.t song and the thirteen hud
tlnMied a nop mid uiM'kcd an epoch
in iliuii lives. May success and pro,
pcrlly ntti'nd them.
Following will he found tho oral ions
looking forward to this event, planning
concerning it, dreaming about it, but
we now Boo tli.it everything is brighter
in anticipation than in reality. Our
first Impulse leads us to seek some
means of escape. Wo are all young
and unaccustomed to appear so prom
inently before the public, and as we
must leave some kind of an Impression
we hope you will bo I'jnient in forming
your opinion of us. Wo present to you
tonight the largest class which has
ever graduated from the Hod Cloud
schools, and if you will kindly give us
your attention we will put forth our
best efforts to please you. In tho name
of tho eltiRs of '07, 1 again bid you wel
come. "Welcome, one mill nil,
Welcome, thrice wolcoine."
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arlt nr vTif.e.l.ut mum i f natural r ulll. Bam.j
(., Clilravo. Jlnntrnl. fii.. orwtnrl.. tljj
IIV IIKKSIK CAIII'K.NI'Klt.
Kind friends wiio Iuivd assumhlOrio
nlgltl !i hear our est iris. , bv yon
welcome For y-M f have been
"The Necctilty ol Relaxation."
1IT DHN18 SOHAVKNIT.
Man is ft wonderful being. He sets
his goal on the stars. Kire is kindled
with nil and the smoke begins to raise
and the steam is raised and it hisses at,
tho ground, the bell rings nnd the sta
tion in mind the drive wheels begin to
whirl, the road divides, one is n desert
path, tho shorter.tho other Is a journey
fertile nud pleasant, but longer.
Without hesitation tho shorter line is
taken, but In the middle of that plane
the fuel goes out.
There is.no royal road to knowledge
mid to a fortune seldom, but the time
will never come wueu man shall ceai
rpining,.T,he muslciau soes n Mozart
Mniidlng on the highest rumllc of his
profession and with remembrance of
nil the achievements of that great mu
sician, the piece is practiced, but alas
there mny be a desire to be a Mozart
loo soon. Ami so the business man
may want to increase ills capita! too
soon and the scales may loosen their
just balaKcc r the cloth its value and
thn mind may need relaxation. Climb
steep hills by degrees, make haste
The forces of nature require relax
ation from tho toil of producing the
evnrigatcd vegitntion that clothes nnd
beautifies tho mountains, hills and
plains. After tho labor of summer
comes the rest of winter, so that the
exhausted filters of nature will have a
cliance to recuperate themselves in
order to uguiu put forth her great effort
for beautifying the world; thus she
goes on generation after generation
alternately working and resting, quiet
ly taking her regular rest when needed
then willingly and chearfully working.
Tito green herbage appears so slowly
yet continuous; the birds chant their
lovely songs; tho cattle and the shep
fieem to ueak joyfully nnd the streams
ripple gently on. Some times there
comes a storm and it snonis as though
all was ruined, but the storm subsides
and it is pleasant onco again and all is
quiet and calm, And theu the ntitmun
comes and the winter in which nature
finds her re3t nnd the winds rustle the
doad leaves and tho snow falls, O, so
merrily. Let man take a lesson from
nature, tho common mother of us all.
The Jews, Israelites by their ancient
namo, lud out of Kgypt through tho
Red Sen, received the divine law for a
moro complete living through, Moses,
amid the storm audlightiiiiigouMntint
Sinai. They gathered tiiauiia on the
sixth day enough and to spare for the
Sabbath, O, why was tills. Could
they have discovered tho laws? With
out them would tliey stand liko the
elm today, with its strong brntichcs
and its duration? No! No! Hut rather
liko a dwurft shrub,
Three small black spots saw each
Other on that saiiio hot and sandy ties
ort, they drew nearer with cumels ris
lug under tlieuif one of them halted
and spread the table for the others
coining, btraiigeis of different nation.
alities heard the introductions and the
tales of journeys in different tongues, A
shining lone star appears next jo tho
ground, beckoning lends tho wise men
over hills mid plains anil halts over the
inn whore lay the "Mug of tho Jews,
the light f the w,or)d." Kvoti so now
d I, see a lone star shining in the cast
willing to cant ni)d Kings for tho bet
termunt of uutiiMiitty. I.o, that grand
dd jnnn o' Kmrlnnd doca stand above
the ground, iii IPui'iihi'iotilinviitukuu
ill llOliriKIIH'UI 1M till
four corners of the earth and his strong
nnd leaty branches from the four winds.
His relaxation had placed him on the
distant ruiidlu of civilization nnd en
lightenment. O, cosmopolitan city where is thy
gain? Whire is thy pleasuro? Doesl
thou think this Is nil of life that thou
art so intensoin amusements, that thou
doest thy businosson the Sabbath day?
O, brilliant metropolis I U, worker of
Iniquity, leader of thy race I Where is
thy doom or what is thy tonic? Doest
not thy fickleness reveal Itself to you?
nature is every wnuru. xneii look ami
bcc the cure, relaxation, printed all
O, capital of Intelligence! Thy toil
is not in vain, the sweat of thy brow
mingled with the gayety and tho strains
on the harp by thy melodists and the
kecpinir of the Subbalh has made thee
great. How many are thy noble dead?
llow persevoraiit nro thv lieo
pie? How great thy philosophers!
Tho Germans arc a noble people.
Wore the fathers of our fathers any the
less noble? Nol They were valiant in
battle! They were honorable in peace!
And tiieir sons, our pilgrim fathers,
art thou ashamed of us? O, then tell
us why? LiBtoul they speak: "You
have made the dollar the standard of
worth. Your schMig M so
classical as to forget tho needs
of men. You have been so en
wrapped in business as to forget your
own nnd your country's needs " Lot
Pray! lorgivo us for wo knew not
what wo had done.
When thu proofs in favor of relax
ation nro so many and so strong, thn
words to hasten ought to bring nn
nniuzcmeiit with a hush of silence.
How nature takes her rotrulnr rest.
hOK.el.eerf UUho work, she Unever IF'Vtl J""!"""
weary. Patience is a wonderful thing. 1 nath the Boorohingsun.
lucre is now an excellent opportunity
lor some inr siguieu genius to promico
an Innocent amusement for the masses
to which they will be compelled (not
by any lay made by congress, but by
its ouii drawing merits) to forget their
business and scok a brief repose.
And then with more timngiven to re
laxation and to intelligent care of our
bodies a race would speedily be pro
duced, perfect In form, features, mind
aud soul, and man would become to re
semble the artist's dream of the old
Greek demigod, the world viewed thro'
eyes which would take time to look
upon it, would not be the desert it now
Appears, but a fair garden, sot with
nature's vernal beauties.
"Destruction ot Ideals."
Kvery ago has Hh intellectual giant.
Ouo who with coiiHcioiiH foro-thotight
bus penetrated the iivciiuoh of tho fu
ture and disclosed the history of fu
ture ages. ith hlsdlsconiing insight
into tho hearts of men, ho has com
prehended the futuro glorlos of his
own peoplo and formed in his mind an
elaborate ideal of their porpotuatlou.
Rovoullug tho productH of his reflection
to tho rniiHHCH ho has tired them with
tho profoundost aspirations to achieve
futuro glory. Hut. tho nhullow mind
unable to withstand the weight of such
intellectual greatness totters from its
own outkuxiuHm and fallH into dire
destruction. With what feelings think
yu ho thou vIowh this great calamity?
Who of UH has not had our ideal, and
who, too, ban not had that ideal des
troyed? An Ideal is us essential to a
person's intellectual nnd moral
development iih fresh air, good food
unil exorcise nro to his physical growth.
Or what pupil in school tins not taken
his teacher for IiIh Ideal? Ho thinks
thai, hIip is perfect, comprehends nil
things, and can help him out of all his
dltllciiltios. And how rudely thut
Ideal is overthrown, when ho finds
(hat hIio falls fur below his expecta
tions. And each undjeveryoiieof us bus our
Ideal of whftt wo will bo In tho futiuo
At the closo of each day wo look back
over our work, and wo are oftentimes 'Huccoss
will do bettor." And liowtnuuyof us,
us tho old year Is slowly ami sadly de
parting, and tho new year is joyfully
ushered in with nil its hones, iisnlra-
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sadly discouraged, but wo till
courage iignin and nay, "To-mo
is hotter tlinn tho actual character.
Man never falls so low, that ho cnu ho
nothing higher than himself. The
being, not worthy of tho name man,
groveling in tho lowest depths of in
famy and crime, whon he stops to con
sider, pictures for himself nn Ideal, as
well as tho uohlost king soatod on tho
most exalted throno, robed in purplo
and gold and tho jewolod orowu adorn.
lug his brow, wielding his golden scep
ter. Certainly thoir Ideals are vastly
different, yet each has Ids own aim
higher than himself.
Tho traveler over barren desersta,
parched with heat and burning with
thirst, Htuggering on treniblng limbs,
giving way to discouragement and dls
pulr, sinking on tho burning sand, seen
before him, lifted in tho shimmering
air by tho miracle of the mirage, the
vision of waving palms, coollngsprlngs
and winding rills. Chcorod bv the
bight, ronowod courago enters his soul
and hope springs up triumphant with
in bis breast, with a glad ory he loapa
to his feet uud goes staggering on
ward. Discouragement nnd dlspalr
nro forgotten. Uoforo him Is safety.
With hope and courage animating his
houI ho hastens toward tho vision, be
lieving rescuo Is at hand. M Ho after
mile Is passed, gradually tin visionary
utrontn sluks away, the fountain of the
spring ceases to llow, tho palms wither
and disappear, and Instead of the
beuutlful vision, only tho shiftily:
I Baudot tho desert baklugjuid.burRlutfi. .. -
lAtKintll IllH IJrtitHitlllatl l.ltx '!. t.aaaa-
uiiuniu luinniiiiuiiiKouu, i nn inini
tag thirst returns with ten-fold fury
aud the hope that animated the
trembling limbs gives way to despair.
The brain reels uud the madness of
death settles down like a pall upon the
la this "forming of ideals" a
characteristic of our modern people,
or wan it also found in former na
tions? Let us return to tho year TM
A. I), lleru wo find an emperor, largo,
erect, keen to dotoct, apt to under
stand, profound to grasp uud quick to
decide. Bitch an emperor was Charles
me ureal, iionoui nts mean tils
high aim in life was to unite the frag
ments of tho old llomaii empire.
Danes, Saracens, Huxous uud (Jauls
alike felt, the power of Ills iuiiik. Ho
defeated tho Lombards In Italy, uud
nfter thirty thirty-throo years of
terrible and bloody war, Ills
scepter was acknowledged from
the Channel to tho lower
Danube uud from tho Adriatic sen to
thoGormunoceuu His renown reached
tho far oast. Wonderful was tho mag
netism of his powerful nature, but he'
failed in his one great aim. "In vain,"
says Durny, "did Churlemnguo kindle
the tlauie; it was only u passing torch -in
the midst of a profound night in
vain did he strive .o connect the Dan
ube aud the Rhino; tho agos of com
merce and industry wero yet far dis
tant. In vain did ho unite Gorman v
In one vast empire; even whllo ho lived
he folt It breaking in his hands, And.
this vast nnd wlso orgunlsm, nil disap
peared with him who culled It forth "
Then lot us, for a few moments, con
sider Columbus. Noto his Ideal uud
his destruction; tho uimliohud uudtho
plans ho made, uud thou remember tho
sorrowful termination of his uoble.llfe,
We uru nil acquainted with his won
derful conception of tho rotundity of: ,
tho earth, uud hitherto unknown wusd-,
em route (o tho wunltli of tho Indies' .
Wns liis cherished ideal realised?
Was over mortal man doomed to
u more bitter dlmmmlntmcnt.
smiled upon his first
journey, but llcklo fortune finally
deserted tho great hero uud lauded him
in n Spanish dungeon. An old man,
broken in bpirlt, his ambition liat- '
tcrcd,hiH ideal destroyed, uud having, ',
li litu HVL'tl Iffll'lu tir nitwit 4... ,,.....!;
1. mo w.... .,,,.w.t ,w jmhuu m rmmir
tioim and fondly cherished drcuuis;, t) except an inn, and often nothing
looking buck upon our yeur'H Inborn, j ,4iy fr his hiwtonunce."
and seeing our iiiimiiicob una rulluros, It j j hn there wns Alexundur tho Grout
makes us dowu-hourted nnd sad, but. Heboid tho glguutlo fever of an nm
wo think wo will try onco more, and bltloiw mortal. Hlnulm In Ufa wn to
ugnhMsepIeiurou bright mid beuutl- moid tlip dlyafto uutioribi which ho
ful future Ah Thoodoro 1'arlcur say, ; h,I conquoro.), Into one vubt uirmlro,
"Lvery man bus ut times in hkmlmll wltn tho mvm nfc nUbylon. And ho
tho ideal of what he should bo, but iHfwMin.Tui b,Wv W i... .u0n..uX'
uoi. 4 mu idem may no nigii ami com
plete, or It may bo Jon iuk' la cfl -Iciit;
lite, f i oin thejyet in nil men thut beck toinipruv , xt
betwoon the Porsinn and tho Greek',
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