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  • Die Fackel -- January 08, 1882
    [German Socialists Meet]

    The German section of the Socialistic Labor Party held a meeting last night at 54 West Lake Street regarding their standing a few weeks ago at the New York Congress.

    After a long debate, the following resolutions by A. Spies was accepted.

    In consideration of the unpleasant break in the Socialistic Labor Movement in this country, and

    In consideration that at the last Congress in New York the main issue "Compromise politics" - was condemned with the

    Conclusion that we, the radical Socialists of Chicago, under the condition, the National-Executive and Van Platen should be disposed of, and any of their objections should be made void.

    The German section of the Socialistic Labor Party held a meeting last night at 54 West Lake Street regarding their standing a few weeks ago at the New York Congress. ...

    German
    I E, II B 2 g, IV
  • Chicagoer Arbeiter Zeitung -- January 08, 1882
    # 1 of the 9th Annual "Vorbote" (Forerunner)Sunday, January 8th, 1882.

    This independent organ for the true proletarian interest just came off the press. This paper is as usual rich on interesting readings. We will call a few of the more prominent works: World's situation, The Congress of Socialistic Labor Party of New York. Example: To all women and cooperators: Individual Freedom; Lies on Bebel; Secret Organizations; and Machine politics of the N. Y. Congress.

    On account of the 9th Birthday particulars in this weekly paper, connected with the Chicago Arbeiter Zeitung, the Editor will make the following remarks:

    The "Vorbote" is really the only socialistic paper in America which under all circumstances will preach true and consistent class-hatred. Also the "Vorbote" represents the old principles of the Red Internationale, which rejects reconciliation no treaties, no reform scandals and no compromising, but unflinching firmness as the only alternative.

    This independent organ for the true proletarian interest just came off the press. This paper is as usual rich on interesting readings. We will call a few of the more ...

    German
    II B 2 d 1, I E
  • Chicagoer Arbeiter Zeitung -- January 10, 1882
    Assembly Report.

    Yesterday's Socialistic meeting on the Southside in the Bohemian Hall, corner 25 Street and Portland Avenue, was considerably well attended. As Brother Paul Grottkau was not able to be present, Brother Schoening took over the meeting and gave a short illustration regarding the development of Social Democracy.

    At the closing four men offered to join the German Section.

    Yesterday's Socialistic meeting on the Southside in the Bohemian Hall, corner 25 Street and Portland Avenue, was considerably well attended. As Brother Paul Grottkau was not able to be present, ...

    German
    I E, IV
  • Svornost -- January 17, 1882
    Bohemian Artists

    The works of two Bohemian Artists, living here in America, are known to us, that is Miss Koupal of Chicago and the newest work of Mr. T.B. Melzer of Detroit.

    Miss Koupal's paintings which are exhibited in private and public exhibitions, and one a portrayal of a gypsy woman which was also shown at the State Exhibition, are being highly praised in American Art circles and the Lady is recognized as having remarkable talent.

    Recently we had the pleasure of seeing a large portrait painting done on canvas by Mr. Melzer, who spent some time in our city. It is a portrait of our fellow-citizen, Louis Pregler. The portrait shown is a bust figure about one-half life size. It shows Mr. Pregler in the uniform of an Officer of the United States Army, The artist was very successful in the painting of the portrait, which is at present on exhibition at the place of business of Mr. Ant. Pregler, 440 Jefferson St. The portrait proves the extraordinary skill of the young Artist, scarcely 26 years old, and we congratulate Mr. Melzer and heartily wish him success in his future efforts.

    The works of two Bohemian Artists, living here in America, are known to us, that is Miss Koupal of Chicago and the newest work of Mr. T.B. Melzer of Detroit. ...

    Bohemian
    II A 3 c
  • Chicagoer Arbeiter Zeitung -- January 23, 1882
    Meeting at the South Side.

    Yesterday, at "Bohemian Hall", an agitation meeting was held. About twenty-five persons were present. Comrade Nothdurff was elected as President. Comrade Aug. Spies reported, in a long discussion, the development of human society. He indicated as our history shows, that all Nation's efforts were due to the fundamental motive of association, and through this, that our development resulted.

    We always were under the impression that freedom in politics, in the sense in which it is used in this country, was to end all slavery. But experience has taught us how deceptive this belier has proved. Corruption can never be wiped out through reform, of anti-monopoly parties, however much one may try. All attempts in this direction are bound to fail because corruption is the inevitable consequence of our economic system.

    Yesterday, at "Bohemian Hall", an agitation meeting was held. About twenty-five persons were present. Comrade Nothdurff was elected as President. Comrade Aug. Spies reported, in a long discussion, the development ...

    German
    II B 2 g, IV, I E
  • Chicagoer Arbeiter Zeitung -- January 27, 1882
    In Smrz Hall.

    A meeting was held of about 20 persons for agitation purposes, Comrade Schwab presiding. Over the Spring election, arguments were debated and the final conclusion was a committee of six members should be elected, their duties should be, making observations and report the results.--

    For the next Thursday evening meeting, the following topis was accepted: "The Disclosure of Corruption and Mischief, also exposing Disloyalty in Our City Administration."

    A meeting was held of about 20 persons for agitation purposes, Comrade Schwab presiding. Over the Spring election, arguments were debated and the final conclusion was a committee of six ...

    German
    II B 2 g, IV
  • Svornost -- February 01, 1882
    [Bohemians Take Part in Masquerade Ball]

    The Bohemian Sokols were invited as usual to attend a masquerade Ball given by the German Turners in "Vorwaerts" gymnasium, last Monday night. The Bohemian Sokols decided to enact a Bohemian Wedding Party at the Ball. With about thirty members in the party, among them ten women and a bag-piper in costume, the celebrators departed from the hall of "Tel. Jed, Sokol" Gymnastic Union Sokol at about 10:00 P.M. To the lyric sounds of a genuine bag-pipe the merrymakers arrived at the Ball. The arrival of the party was the signal for thunderous applause.

    The Bohemian Wedding Party was the subject of general attention, so much that even Mayor Harrison, who was present, asked that it be specially presented before him. Later, in his speech, he praised first the Bohemian Nationality, flattering the Bohemian population particularly, and expressed sorrow because he did not learn the Bohemian Language in his youth. Only after this did he make mention of Germans, their entertainment and so on.

    Needless to add that the Germans present were none too pleased because of 2the attention paid to the Bohemians by the Mayor; also none of the German Newspapers even mentioned the Bohemian Wedding Party at the German masquerade in "Vorwaerts".

    The Bohemian Sokols were invited as usual to attend a masquerade Ball given by the German Turners in "Vorwaerts" gymnasium, last Monday night. The Bohemian Sokols decided to enact a ...

    Bohemian
    I C, II B 1 c 3, II B 1 c 3
  • Svornost -- February 03, 1882
    Public Library Branches

    We reported some time ago that there was under consideration the establishment of Branch Libraries in several sections of the city. This thought has many friends and it is also favored among the Directors of the Public Library, so that there can be no question, but that it will be accomplished soon. The Bohemian member of the Board of Directors of the Public Library is also in favor of the establishment of Branches, and especially, that at least one should be established on the west side where the majority of inhabitants are working people who do not have so much time to come down to the Central Library. There are to be found at the Library many volumes of more than one copy and these can be turned over to the branch to be established on the west side. Many Bohemians are now borrowing books from the library and if we had a branch out on the west side they would use it even more.

    It is quite probably that at the next meeting of the Board of Directors, the matter may be decided.

    We reported some time ago that there was under consideration the establishment of Branch Libraries in several sections of the city. This thought has many friends and it is also ...

    Bohemian
    II B 2 a
  • Svornost -- February 06, 1882
    Bohemian Operatic Star

    The past fourteen days, we had, in Chicago, the Bohemian Operatic Star, Miss Kalasova, of Prague. Miss Kalasova is a distinguished soloist with the "Mapleson Opera Company", otherwise known as "Her Majesty's Opera Company".

    The distinguished artist honored the "Tel. Jed. Sokol" (Gymnastic Union Sokols) amateurs by attending their masque ball on Feb. 4th.

    The past fourteen days, we had, in Chicago, the Bohemian Operatic Star, Miss Kalasova, of Prague. Miss Kalasova is a distinguished soloist with the "Mapleson Opera Company", otherwise known as ...

    Bohemian
    III H, II B 3
  • Svornost -- February 06, 1882
    Opinion about Bohemian Entertainment

    Today's English newspapers of Chicago are carrying a report on the appearance of the esteemed Bohemian artist "Klementina Kalasova" at Saturday's masquerade ball. They write as follows:- The Dramatic Club of the "Tel Jed Sokol" (Gymnastic Union Sokol) last Saturday night gave a masquerade ball in honor of Miss Kalasova of the Mapleson Opera Company. The lady is a Bohemian by birth; full of national pride she sought our her countrymen in our City. Because she did not locate them until the latter part of the week, she was forced to forego earlier plans for a concert and merely rendered a few selections of National Bohemian interest before a large and enthusiastic gathering.

    After innumerable encores, Miss Kalasova was formally thanked for her kindness and was presented with a beautiful floral bouquet.

    Then followed an informal reception, during which, those present, vied with one another for introductions to the guest of Honor. It was a very sociable affair and every one left fully satisfied.

    Today's English newspapers of Chicago are carrying a report on the appearance of the esteemed Bohemian artist "Klementina Kalasova" at Saturday's masquerade ball. They write as follows:- The Dramatic Club ...

    Bohemian
    II A 3 b