The Southwest World (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 10, Ed. 1 Saturday, May 5, 1900 Page: 1 of 8
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THE SOUTHWEST WORLD
GUTHRIE, OKLA., MAY 5, 1()00.
LITTLE WILLIE KEN-
DALL, OF NORMAN,
Won the First Prize at the Iuter-
Guthrie wus all ablaze Friday with
college colors and students. On
Thursday evening- the Alva Normal
student arrived headed by an excellent
uniformed band. The colors were
black and red. The Edmond Normal
was here in large numbers with colors
blue ai,d brown. The Territorial TJui
versity at Norman arrived over two
hundred with colors, crimson and
cream. The Kingfisher college drove
over in carriages and arrived about ten
o'clock with colors, green and white.
At 11 o'clock a special train with
decorated engine and coaches arrived
with the Agricultural college students
and visitors headed by an excellent
band. They paraded the streets and
they surely let the citizens know that
they had arrived. I n the parade they had
a number of banners and their colors
were yellow and black. They enjoyed
the day driving around the city and
having a genuine picnic time and
At the Inter-collegiate Athletic
Association field meet, there were
fourteen events. Stillwater won by
the following score:
Stillwater 55 points.
Edmond 44 points.
Alva 13 points.
The Alva's won the ball game at
Island Jpark over the Normans by a
a score of 14 to 2.
At the tennis games Kingfisher won
first and Norman second.
The Guthrie club gave the students
a pleasant reception at their rooms
from (> to 8 p. in. and at the Royal
THE ORATORICAL CONTEST.
The following colleges, students and
subjects were entered for the cham-
pionship in oratory:
Agricultural and Mechanical college
of Stillwater—Mr. A. W. Anderson,
"The Handwriting in History."
I erritorial Normal school of Rd-
rnond—Mr. Otto Franklin Hayes
"Man, a^Product of Ages."
Kingfisher college of Kingfisher-
Miss Mayme A. Parker, "The Puritan
and the Cayilier."
Territorial University of Norman-
Mr. \V. L. Kendall, "Our National
The judges decided in favor of little
illie Kendall, of the Territorial Uni-
versity at Norman. He has been
l eared upon a farm and lives with his
parents, two miles northwest of Moore,
Oklahoma. He is the son of a royal
republican and Methodist preacher.
He had no bouquet favorites on this
occasion, but the majority ot 1500
hearers was with him in winning this
prize. Edmond won second, King-
fisher third, and Stillwater fourth.
1 he programme during this contest
was very interesting. The Stillwater
male (juartette, the Norman female
quartette, and the Kingfisher college
glee club, rendered some excellent
selections and called forth rounds of
applause. The solos by Mrs. O. E.
Stevenson, Miss Grace King, Mrs.
Kamsay and Mrs. Edmund D. Mur-
daugh were well executed. The Alva
band rendered some beautiful selec-
tions and were heartily encored. The
special trains left after midnight for
different parts of the territory and the
last college yell was from the univer-
MUSICAL NEED SUPPLIED.
A Musician of Broad Culture and Great Prominence,
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H \ :saBHi
CHRISTIAN J, SCHUBERT,
Director of the Guthrie Conservatory of Music,
Mr. Schubert was born in Chicago, Ills., July 3, 1870. He
received his musical education at the Royal Conservatory of Music
in Munich, Germany, and studied the piano virtuoso with
Berthold Kellerman, Royal Court Pianist, and pupil of Franz
Lizst, from 1885-89. Vocal culture with Otto Hieber; harmony and
composition with Josef Rheinberg-e; conducting with Ludwig Abel.
After graduating from the Conservatory in Munich, he returned
to Chicago and taught piano, voice culture and conducting with
success until 18(>5, when he was called west to Gates College,
Neligh, Nebraska, as Musical Director, and after an engagement
oi two years received a public testimonial in evidence of his
success. In 1891 he acted as judge of a diamond medal contest
ottered by the Chicago Musical College, in company with Emil
Liebling and Madam Rive King. For the past two years
Mr. Schubert was Musical Director of the Fremont xNormal
School, Fremont Nebraska, from which place he comes to Guthrie
where he has established a Conservatory of Music and has been
elected Supervisor of Music in the public schools, and Director
of the First Regiment Band of Oklahoma Territory.
Mr. Schubert has been referred to by both American and
oreign authorities as having reached the highest grade of devel-
opment as a musician, which enables him to teach his chosen
art perfectly so as to command praise for his abilities. He will
undoubtedly be heartily welcomed by the music loving people of
Guthrie, who desire a man of broad musicianship—competent to
make Guthrie the musical center of the territory. The Conserv-
atory is located in an elegant suite of rooms at 115 East Oklahoma
Avenue, where Mr. Schubert will receive visitors as well as those
desiring to study music at any time.
The following testimonial speaks for itself:
r I 'k t0t t[ia.t 1 am weU acquainted with Professor
C. J. Schubert, of Guthrie, Okla. He was for some time the or-
ganist of First M. E. Church, of Fremont, Neb., doing admirable
Z I'Z """* *«*, '«*•!■. > appearance, ,Ln« 7„d
words he was an exemplary christian gentleman. His attainments
as a musician and teacher are of a high order, while his engaging
courtesy and affability attract people towards him. I take pleasure
in commending him to all would be patrons and citizens generally
F. H. Sandkkson, Pastor First M. E. Church
ELOWER, ERIIT FESTIVAL.
AND EALL RACES.
Y\ ill He Held at Guthrie Septem-
ber 11th to 15th.
The Guthrie Club met last Thursday
night and there was plenty of enthusi-
asm. The fair association met with
them and reported that the fall races
would take place at the fair grounds
from September 11th to the 15th, and
that S3OO0 in purses had been sub-
scribed. 1 hat it was the intention of
the association to place electric arc
lights around the grounds and have all
running races at night. The club
voted to join the fair association with
a fruit carnival and a flower parade on
Judge Dale spoke of the entertain-
ment to be given at the Masonic tem-
ple soon for the purpose of raising
funds to purchase a pipe organ The
citizens expressed themselves as
everybody would be there.
The city hall scheme was brought
up and explained. The building will
be constructed and it will be a beaut v
The committee to make the proposi-
tion for the location of the Seventh
Uay Advent Sanitarium will be hen>
The Santa Ke general officers will be
here next Monday to start the work
upon the new depot and round houses
Council Meets Tonight
The city couucil meets tonight
in adjourned session. Council-
man Smith, chairman of the im-
provement committee, will move
that the council adopt substanti-
ally che proposition made by the
citizens of Guthrie for the erec-
tion of a city hall. If action is
taken, there is no reason why the
city hall could not be finished by
the time of the next session of
Parties have been in the city
all week in the inte-est of build-
ing an industrial school lor girls.
They were looking over the
ground for a site. There will be
fourteen teachers connected with
the institution. The school will
teach dressmaking, and the
method <>1 cutting. A cookery
will be in connection and the
latest methods of dishwashing
will be taught. When the girls
graduate they receive a diploma
for "bread-winners and home-
makers." There will be other
classes in music, literature, gar-
dening, natural history and Bible
lessons. The institution will
accept young girls from all over
the territory and the tuition will
be .in ,the reach of all. It will
be one of the best institutions in
the southwest. The gentlemen
\ ere men of wealth and if the)
decide to build, Guthrie is the
The county republican convention
met yesterday and passed some excel- i
lent resolutions that were in touch
with the progress of the territory and
nation, also endorsed J. \V. McNeal
for one of the delegates to be selected
at Enid, out of six delegates to the
national convention. The "colored
folks fought nobly" and won their
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