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HUD CLOUD, NE1SRASKA. MAY -J7. 1SHM.
Exercises Held at Woodmam Ha.ll Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday Evenings.
This week interest has centered
about th graduating class of tlio Red
Cloud high school. Tlio class is one
of which the teachers and parents may
well feel proud Their work and be
havior shows the rnrofnl and consci
entious training which they lmvo re
ceived at the hands of Mrs. Case and
her ablo assistants, Miss Minnie Ellis
and Miss Stella Ducker.
Tho commencement festivities be
gun Tuesday evening with the Class
day exercises and class play at Wood
The hall had been handsomely dec
orated by the junior class of tho high
school, which hud charge of tho pre
liminary arrangements. A ten foot
stage was erected across the end of
the hall, which was set witli palms
and potted plants. Tho girls cf tho
junior grade occupied seats on tho
rostrum in tho east end of the hull, op
posite tho stage
As an introduction to the class play,
'The Msrohant of Venice," adapted to
MISS ESTELLA DUCKER,
Assistant Principal of High School.
(l'trjto l.y llruillirook A sclitiltz )
fie Rod Cloud high school, a splendid
musical program had been arranged,
Tho first number on tho program
was tho chorus, "Our (.'ares to tho
Winds Wo Throw," by the class of '01,
They were heartily encored, but owing
totlie delay in bcgliiug tlio entertain.
incut they did not respond.
Following the class chorus Mr.
Percy Ludlow gave a mandolin solo
"Unit, do uoucorf, Willi piano ac
companiment by Miss Villa Ross.
Next on the program was a violin
solo, "Oavntina" (Rall'i, given by Mr.
Christopher KtarKc, with piano ac
companiment by Miss Irono Miner.
That Mr. Starke's solo was appreci
ated was shown by tho burst or up-
plauso which greeted him at its close,
and ho responded to tho oncoro with
Wienawski's Mazurka, following it
with" Maiden's Song" (O vide Musin) as
his second oncoro.
Tho last of tho musical numbers on
the program was to lmvo boon "Down
in tho Doop," by the Red Cloud Male
Quartet, but on account of tho ab
sonco of one of tho members of tho
quartet tho number was canceled and
Mr. L. P. Albright snug tho baritone
solo part of tho piece.
"The Merchant of Venice."
Following tho musical prelude enmo
the ovent of tho ovoning, "Tho Mor
chant of Venice," an adaptation of
Shakespeare's famous play. Tho class
had worked long and hard to prepare
themselves for this featuro of com
moucemeut week, aud tho result was a
surprise to the large audienco present
All of tho characters wore well taken,
anil the dialogue of the play was re
plete with witty "hits" at well known
young men, the touchers and pupils of
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tho tenth and eleventh grades, Fol
lowing is tho cast or characters in tho
"Antonio," captain of football
team, in love with ".Jessica", . .
"Biissanlo," football playor, friend
to "Antonio" and in love with
Portia" 1) wight Wilson
"Gratiano." football plaver, friend
to "Antonio" (Irani "alley
"Shylock," rich, routs pony, wishes
to marry his ward, "Jessica". .
"Tubal," captain or )
rival team. .. t Hnltou Lotsnn
"Duko of Venice". . . )
"Launcelot (iobbo," servant, of
"Shylock" Will Bailey
Policeman Blanche Foster
"Prof. Swlgonatujon )
blumenhcimer '. . . . S Charles Pharos
"La ncclot s" mother )
"Portia," a very culurcd maiden
"Nerissa," friend and companion
of "Portia" Helen Overman
"Jessica," an Irvitoss and ward to
"Shylock" Mira Cook
"Polly," maid to "Portia"
MRS. EVA J. CASE,
'City Superintendent ot Schools.
.I'liotu li Hiwlhroofc A Sclinlir..)
Miss Abbio Trecdico," schoolmls
tress; "Mrs. Hysteria," mother
or "Antonio" Jennie Cutting
The story of the play is woven
around a Thanksgiving football game
between the Venice high school and a
rival to im.
Tlio play opens with a street scene,
tho part lci ants in which are ba-sa
' uio, Antonio and (iratlano IJassanio,
who Is in love with Portia, Is down
cast because he fears ho can not, pass
the Latin examination, and will thero-
I fore loho Portia, whose fathers will
provides that she must wed none but
a brilliant scholar. Antonio and (Jru-
I tiano suggest that ho use a "pony ''
I Mlivlnnlf llirrfiftu fit Immii Hnwuimlri m
Caesar pony, but exacts a bond from
Antonio, against whom ho lias a long
standing grudge In tlio bond An
tonio is required to forfeit a pound of
his magnificent head of football hair
growing nearest the brain, should Has
sanio fall to return tho pony at tho
Gratiauo and Iiassanlo call upon
Portia and Nerissa, and thero is a very
loverliko scene which shows that the
part was not entirely unfamiliar to
tho participants. IJassanio success
fully goos through tho test of select
ing one of three caskets, upon which
test rests tho fato of his lovo affair
Tho next scone depicts the Latin
examination, which, by tho aid of nu
merous furtive glances at Ids "pony,"
Iiassanlo passes with credit. I) wight
Wilson threw in some neat theatrical
"business" in this act.
A pleasing feature of the second not
was the pretty vocal solo by Miss
Helen Overman, "Love's Old, Swuot
Song " Miss Overman lias n very
The third act is short and shows a
meeting of Mrs. (Iobbo with her long
lost son, Launcelot. Tho mother's de
light at tho discovery of what she nils
took for whiskers on Lauucelot's faco
was very airecting and brought tears
to tho eyes of many.
The fourth act opens with 11 moon
light scene nearShylock'n home. Shy
lock declares his lovo for Jessica and
is repulsed. He takes his revenge
upon her by looking her In tho houso.
Launcelot, who is tho friend or An
tonio and Jessica, carries a note from
Jessica to her lover, tolling of her In
carceration. Antonio hastens to tho
rescue. After passing a dray load of
bundles, packages, bird cages, etc.t
through tho window, Jessica "wonk
ens" and refuses to jump. Antonio
resorts to football tactics and makes a
"center rush" on tho door, which yields
to his efforts, and an elopement re
sults, Shylock discovers tho escape
and reveals his plan of revenge to
Tubal, and is overboard by Launce
Tho great Thanksgiving football
game is drawing near and tho pony
has not been returned, though tho
time for Its return has passed. Shy
lock intends demanding tho pound of
hair from Captain Antonio's head,
well knowing that Its loss will cause
MISS MAMIE ELLIS,
Principal of High School.
(I'liotu liy llrailhroolc A Mciiulu.)
tho defeat of the Venice football team
and the disgrace of Antonio, whoso
strength, like Samson's, lies in his
The lirth act Is laid in Portia's home.
Portia and Nerissa have a lengthy dis.
(Mission over tho candidates for Por
tia's hand, and during the dialogue
several members of the junior class
aud some of tho prominent, young
bachelors of tlio city are made sub
jects of jests. It is announced that
IJassanio has successfully passed the
examinations, aud congratulations are
! The sixth act shows tho rival foot
ball teams lined up The gnino was
fast and furious for a short time, and
was given an air of realism by a pair
of bloody noes and two or three
bruised heads. Tho gamo Is inter
rupted by the arrival or Shylock (ia
lusha and Policeman Blanche, Foster,
whoso manner or "mixing It" with the
football team was not slow and would
, have done credit to a "londorloln" po
licoman. Antonio is arrested and
taken before tho Duko of Vouico to
Tho trial sceuo occupies most ot tho
last act. Antonio is on tho point of
losing his cherished football hair,
whon Portia, disguised as Bollario, n
young but learned judge, demands to
seo tho bond. Blandishments and
prayers tail to move Shylock from his
purpose, ho refusing to uccopt tho
money offered aud demanding the
pound or hair. Bollario insists upon
calling an export to locate the brain
makes an examination with ids X-ray
machine, tlio result shows that An
tonio has no brain. This saves An
tonio's beautiful head of football hair:
Shylock is stripped of his lauds and
chattels aud unceremoniously kicked
out of tho court room by tho police
man, Tho act ends with tho marrlago of
the uumornus pairs of lovers, nnd the-
play Is over.
Tho largo audiences in attondanco
both Tuesday and Wednesday ovon
lugs woro greatly pleased nnd showed
their appreciation of tho efforts of the
young peoplo by repeated applause
Tho graduating oxorolsos woro holoV
in Woodman hall last ovoning, and the
reout was packed to tho limit with
relatives and friends of the graduates-
The graduate! and tliolr subjects
are:' Mary Templo, salutatorlau, "Sonur
Jennie Cotting, "Mexico."
Margaret Evans, "Tho Spartans."-
Lucius Frisbio, "Waut Dovolops-
Dwight Wilson, "Tho Power That
Moves tho World."
Holton Lotson, "Vollowstono Park.""
Charles Pharos, "Tho Mission of the
Blanche Foster, "Groat Expositions."
Mini Cook, "Fads."
Adair Galusha, "Signboards of tho
Centurios." William Bailoy,"Tho Panama Canal.n
Holeti Overman, "Our Future."
(rant Bailey, valodiotorinn, "Then
Poison of American Life."
Oh Thursday ovoning tho largest
auhienco of tho week grootod tho grad
uates. Owing to tho largo numbor or
graduates and the length ot tho or ac
tions, it was decidod to havo but three
of tho graduates deliver thoir orations.
The first numbor on tho program
was the class chorus, "What Say tho
Bills?" which was sung In a voiy
This was followed by tho.invocation,
delivered by Rev. E. L Ilutchins, pas
tor of tho M. E. church.
Miss Jennie Cotting rendered ir
dlftlcult piano solo, 'Song of the--
Bathers," by Wachs, aud was tho ro
cipiont of well merited applause
Miss Mary Tomple, salutatorlan, was;
next on tho program. Tho subject of
her oration was "Some Famous
Women," and she hnndled tho niattoi
iu n way which showed conslderabler
study and careful preparation. She
told of tho lives and works of many
women whoso names are more or less
familiar to students of history, among;
them Joan of Arc, Maria Theresa or
Austria, Queen Victoria, aud, as tho
American example of famous women,
she told of the grand work of Harriet
Beecher Stowe for tho emaucipatimv
of the colored race.
The High School Male Quartet thoi
sang "Voices of Freedom" In a very
Miss Howell of tho Unlvorslty of
Nebraska recited "The Tonor" a sketch
showing the idol worship indulged iu
by impressionable young ladies, nnd"
tlio manner in which tho idols are
shattored. She responded to tho en
core with "A Littlo Boy's Confession."
"Tlio Mission of tho Cartoonist," by
Charles Pharos, was tho next number.
Ho told of the power of tho cartoonist
in political campaigns audits a scourge
against tho evils ot society, as well uu
tlio elfectlvo ninnnor in which ovonts
in war are shown tip by "tho man bo
hlud tho pencil."
M'ss Ilelon Overman's solo, "Birds:
in Dreamland Sloop," was ono of tho-
prottiost pieces on tho program, and
sho responded to the liberal oucore
with "Sing Mo to Sloop."
Miss Howell gave as hor second
numbor "Tho Last Word," and whs
Miss Minor played Losohotzky'sj
"Valso Chromatlquo," nnd rospouded!
to tho oncoro with a very pretty solou
lion. "Bird of tho Wild Wing," by the
mixed qunrtot ottho high school, wa
a very pleasing numbor and was liber
Miss Howoll gave as hor last num.-
(Coclndod on Fifth P.tgo.)
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