Weekly Chemawa American. (Chemawa, Or.) 189?-198?, October 04, 1901, Page 2, Image 2

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ing and lasting influence which music con
tributes to our daily life,
It has been an important factor in the
life and history of this school as the band
is always in demand on all public occa
sions . and it. successfully represents our
school before the many huuderds of peo-'
pie who listen to the rendition of the
works of our American composers by this
Prof. Stoudenmeyer proposes this sea
son to take up and study the more com
plicated and advance works of the old mas
ters, and it will not be a suprise if we
should hear beautiful strains of music from
the works of Wagner, Mendelsohn, Schu
mann, Schubert, Rubenstein, and others
when the first concert of the wiuter season
is given on our new bandstand.
The band has been a credit not only to
our school but to the Indians of the Pacific
Coast in general as it has eliminated the
idea that the native sons of the Red Man
was not susceptable to musical training.
Nothing has equaled the enthusiasm with
the people in general as lias our band in ap
pearing as they do on all public occasions
and giving concerts and rendering and in
terpreting the various musical compositions
to every class of our vast population.
It has had ''and attracted the ' attention
of vast audiences in interpreting the
beautiful works and efforts of our mod
ern composers.
The Outlook is Promising for the
The Indian Work.
The outlook for the solving of the Indian
Problem is more promising each year
from the standpoint of the progressive
Red Men and nothing can be more encour
aging than to take a little review of what
is being done by our sister schools through
out, the United States. . Haskell seems to
be the banner school this year, as she open
ed her doors to many new students during
August and September. The present en
rollment, numbers 7c2studenfs hailing from
Kansas, Oklahoma, Indian Territory, Co
lorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Montana,
Washington, Oregon, Michigan Indiana,
North Carolina, North and South Dakota,
Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri and from
the far regions of Alaska.
The literary department of the school
is divided into nine grammar grades, normal
and commercial departments, kindergarten
and training class. The industrial depart
ment consists of carpentry, harness
making, printing, painting, wagonmaking,
blacksmithing, dressmaking, tailoring,
c oking, laundering, enginenrinr, steam fit
ting, masonry, baking and shoemaking.
The appropriation for this year's work
sums up to a total of $137,200. Besides the
many improvements that are being made,
note may be made of the three story addi
tion to the school building which has been
completed at a cost of 25,000. All these
are hopeful signs. Haskell Iihs always
placed her students on an educational basis
thereby making them useful members of
our great nation.
Contracts were yesterday awarded, Pugh
and Van Patten of Salem, Ore., for the
construction oftheGirl' Dormitory, Indus
trial Building and Laundry. All to be made
of brick which will add to the conveniences
facilities and attTactions of Chemawa. Ber
nardi and Dunsford got the contract fr ex
tending our Steam Heating and E'ectric
Lighting plant. Therefore more heat and
light are assured. These improvements
will help Chemawa out to the extent of a
bout $42,000, for which we are more than
thankful. .
Chemawa Indian School Exhibit.
For a number of years the , Chemawa
Indian Training School, though not an
institution open, to the general public, nor
one under state control, has placed an ex
hibit in the pavillion at each annual State
Fair. This custom has been observed this
year and the Indian school has a booth
that shows'in a general way the kind of in
dustrial instruction given the Indian chil
dren. There are, in the boys' department,
simples of harness work which could not
be excelled by a professional harness-maker,
tailoring that is up to the requirements of
the trade; saddles, that in all respects look
as though they had been made in a factory
and specimens of wood joining and splic-