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Last week was one or more than usual activity at the Grand Opera House. The attractions offered to the public in the earlier part were of a high degree of excellence, and yet all this did not prevent Mr. Ross Granger from scoring a fine success in the presensation of Living Whist on Friday evening. It is remarkable, and a high compliment to Mr. Granger, that a program consisting of so many parts, and involving the careful training of so many people,should be placed upon the stage in so short a time and carried out without a single mistake. The program was introduced by the grand entree of players and cards, elegantly costumed to represent the various parts, and the opening of the pack and the discarding of the "joker." Master Bradley Granger, the joker, then danced the "Little Cachucha" and did it so charmingly as to cali out an encoré. Following this performance came the "shuffle," the "cut" and the "deal," all of which was nicely done. The game then proceeded in a most interesting manner to the finish, all the tricks being well danced, those rendering the same being selected because of their special fitness for. the parts they had to perform . Space forbids an analysis of the various tricks, but all were well and creditably performed. Judging from the encores, however, the audience was most taken with the twelfth, the "Sailor's Hornpipe." This was danced by Mrs. Ross Granger, Miss Edith Schleede, Messrs. Wm. J. Guthrie and R. E. Bailey. They were enthuastically encored but failed to respond. However, little Teddie Granger, being unable to withstand the encoré, responded. He was dressed in the garb of a midshipmite and his rendering of the Sailor's Hornpipe carried the audience by storm. The game closed with the Two Step by players and cards. The specialties which followed the game were first class. The Fan Dance by Miss Luella Granger was very good as was attested by the enthusiasm of the audience necessitat ing its repetition. The Essence Grotesque of the four Jacks, Messrs. Ralph Miller, V. O. Ford, C. E. Burkhardt and E. T. Hamilton, was properly named, was well executed and pleased the audience to such an extent that it had to be repeated. The Highland Fling by Dan Quirk, jr., proved very popular also and had to be repeated. The costume worn by Mr. Quirk was the typical Scotch. La Tamborianne Gypsi, by the two and four spots, was very creditably performed. The "Hun'garian Military Dance," by Miss Minnie Foley, was an attractive dance which the audience insisted on having repeated. The "Parasol Coquet" was a very pretty dance given by the Misses Bates, Lizzie Kemper, Ella Meuth, Amelia Schleede and Eda Schleede, representing the eight of hearts, three of diamonds, eight of diamonds and three of hearts. It was heartily encored. The "Court Minuet," by the kings and queens, Messrs. Frank Hess, R. E. Davis, G. W. Kenson, C. H. Terry, and Misses Emma Kemper, Mary E. Clarken, Georgia Howes and Lora A. Henion, was a most stately and graceful dance and was finely rendered. The last dance of the evening was La Serenata, Italian Skirt Dance. The pretty costumes and the graceful motions of the dancers, the smooth gliding movements and the changing lightsthrown upon the scène combined to make it a very pleasing dance and it received a liberal meed of applause. The music was furnished by Minnis' Society Orchestra and was superior. The entire programme was a most satisfactory one and reflected much credit upon all coneerned, but especially upon Mr. Granger as aa organizer and trainer.


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