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  • Svornost -- January 02, 1896
    [Ludwig's Society Gives Romantic Drama]

    "Eudwig's Society" started yesterday a New Year presenting on the stage a romantic drama entitled "A Nun Buried Alive" or "Knights Of the Cross In the Holy Land". Said play is very old and used to be played on the amateur stages years ago.

    The members of the society prepared beautiful costumes; nice and new sceneries adorned the stage. The interpretation of the main characters was good as always, the monologues were faultless, especially Mrs. Splavcova, Mrs. Lescinska and Mrs. Kollanska, also Mr. Novak, Splavcow and Fisher.

    Next Sunday there will be played a farce," Grocery Woman of 18th Place."

    "Eudwig's Society" started yesterday a New Year presenting on the stage a romantic drama entitled "A Nun Buried Alive" or "Knights Of the Cross In the Holy Land". Said play ...

    Bohemian
    II A 3 d 1
  • Dziennik Chicagoski -- January 03, 1896
    [New Polish Club]

    The Polish Cyclists' and Social Club Era was incorporated in Springfield, Illinois, yesterday by L. J. Sobanski, F. Bieszki, J. H. Kacpra, and others.

    The Polish Cyclists' and Social Club Era was incorporated in Springfield, Illinois, yesterday by L. J. Sobanski, F. Bieszki, J. H. Kacpra, and others.

    Polish
    II B 3, IV
  • Dziennik Chicagoski -- January 03, 1896
    Contributions for Holy Trinity's Bells

    Fourteen societies have contributed $386.96, in sums ranging from $7.30 to $124.43, for a fund to buy bells for the Holy Trinity Church, [Noble and Division Streets].

    In the name of the parish, we thank these societies and their members for their generous contributions.

    Committee:

    John Grzeca

    Adam Majewski

    Julian Marcinkiewicz

    F. X. Kucharzewski

    Ignatius Przekwas

    A. Raczynski

    Fourteen societies have contributed $386.96, in sums ranging from $7.30 to $124.43, for a fund to buy bells for the Holy Trinity Church, [Noble and Division Streets]. In the name ...

    Polish
    III C
  • Dziennik Chicagoski -- January 03, 1896
    [New Society]

    The Polish Bartosz Glowacki Society of Chicago was incorporated in Springfield, Illinois, yesterday by Stephen Smerzynski, Boleslaus Bohdan, John Soltysiak, and others. [Translator's note: Named after Bartosz Glowacki, head of the Polish lancers in Kosciusko's army.]

    The Polish Bartosz Glowacki Society of Chicago was incorporated in Springfield, Illinois, yesterday by Stephen Smerzynski, Boleslaus Bohdan, John Soltysiak, and others. [Translator's note: Named after Bartosz Glowacki, head of ...

    Polish
    III B 2
  • Dziennik Chicagoski -- January 03, 1896
    [New Polish Club]

    The Kosciusko Pleasure Club of Chicago was incorporated yesterday in Spring-field, Illinois, by W. Wieczorek, W. Slominski, Frank Chmielowski, and others. [Translator's note: This is a nationalistic club.]

    The Kosciusko Pleasure Club of Chicago was incorporated yesterday in Spring-field, Illinois, by W. Wieczorek, W. Slominski, Frank Chmielowski, and others. [Translator's note: This is a nationalistic club.]

    Polish
    III B 2, IV
  • Abendpost -- January 03, 1896
    A Goethe Memorial

    A committee of the Suabian Club consisting of Mr. Eugene Niederegger, Karl Stein, Karl Haerling, Peter Allmendinger and the former justice of the peace Kistler visited yesterday the Lincoln Park Commission on account of the Goethe statue. The Suabian club a few years ago donated the Schiller monument and will now erect a Goethe statue. The cost of the memorial amounting to $12,000 have already been collected by the club. The well-known sculptor Ernst Tucks of New York is already busy to execute the plans, which have been accepted by the club. This monument, copied from the celebrated statue of Schaper in Berlin represents the poet in an erect standing attitude, and is made of white marble. It rests on a pedestal, made from granite. Mr. Haerling and Mr. Kistner explained their visit to the Park board and asked for a suitable place between the Northern part of the lake and coast promenade. The petition has been granted without trouble, and Mr. Henrici and Mr. Jamieson have been elected to form a Committee, which should make further arrangements with the Committee of the Suabian Club.

    From Washington and Baltimore it has been stated, that the local Germans 2agitate for the cession of the Heine fountain, which has been refused by the administration of the New York Central Park, through ridiculous prejudices. If the Gentlemen in Baltimore or Washington do not make haste, and come to an understanding with the local authorities, it might happen that Chicago will be ahead of them and also secured the Heine fountain. President Crawford of Lincoln Park has instructed Mr. Jamieson in regard to future offers of statues for the Park to make enquires first of artists and architects, whether the respective works do not offend good morals. There is however no fears of Chicago artists, that they would be shocked because of the scanty attire of the Lorelei on the Heine fountain. The enchanted Rhine mermaid does not wear any bloomers, or a mackintosh.

    A committee of the Suabian Club consisting of Mr. Eugene Niederegger, Karl Stein, Karl Haerling, Peter Allmendinger and the former justice of the peace Kistler visited yesterday the Lincoln Park ...

    German
    II C, I B 2, V A 1, III B 2
  • Svornost -- January 04, 1896
    [Alois Novak Enters New Field]

    Mr. Alois Novak, noted violin virtuoso, who has gained approval of the local public during his concerts, before the Chicago audience, has ventured into a new field of activity by teaching violin.

    Mr. Novak is a graduate of the Conservatory of Music at Prague. We are sure that he will give excellent artistic direction to his pupils.

    Mr. Novak's address is 157 Banker Street, or 724 West 18th Street.

    Mr. Alois Novak, noted violin virtuoso, who has gained approval of the local public during his concerts, before the Chicago audience, has ventured into a new field of activity by ...

    Bohemian
    II A 3 b
  • Dziennik Chicagoski -- January 04, 1896
    [New Polish Store]

    Mr. A. X. Centella, Mr. A. Wachowski, and Mr. John Szostakowski opened a wholesale grocery business on January 2, 1896, at the corner of Washington and Union Streets.

    They ask their countrymen to support this new enterprise, and assure them that they will find it more to their advantage to trade in their store than in stores of people of other nationalities.

    Mr. A. X. Centella, Mr. A. Wachowski, and Mr. John Szostakowski opened a wholesale grocery business on January 2, 1896, at the corner of Washington and Union Streets. They ask ...

    Polish
    II A 2, III A
  • Dziennik Chicagoski -- January 04, 1896
    From St. Casimir Parish (Correspondence)

    A number of committees representing the societies in St. Casimir Parish held a meeting last Sunday, December 29, at the parish school hall, for the purpose of organizing an educational society.

    The meeting was called to order by the local pastor, Reverend Furman, who spoke at length and pointed out the necessity of organizing an educational society and the benefits to be derived therefrom. He announced that he would set aside one schoolroom as the reading room and library of the contemplated new society. He called on Mr. F. Stawicki to act as secretary, and invited the representatives of the various societies present to express their opinions.

    Reverend Furman's patriotic speech made a deep impression on those present.

    2

    Mr. John Rosinski, representing the Stephen Buszczynski Society, also spoke well and announced that his society would gladly present its library to the new educational society, so that the general public could take advantage of it.

    Mr. M. Marcinkowski gave a detailed explanation of the proposed project and of the plan for supporting it, which was unanimously accepted.

    Mr. John Grzegorzewski, J. Serwatkiewicz, and others also took part in the discussion.

    On a motion by Mr. Grzegorzewski it was decided to call another meeting and to invite those societies not represented at the first meeting.

    The following societies were represented: St. Casimir Society, St. Casimir Court of Foresters, Jednosc (Unity) Turners, Pulaski Volunteers, and the Stephen Buszczynski Society. All of these agreed to join the new educational society.

    3

    Those societies which have not as yet selected their committees are urgently requested to do so at their next meetings. The next meeting for the purpose of organizing the educational society will be held on February 2, at three o'clock in the afternoon, in the St. Casimir parochial hall.

    F. Stawicki, secretary.

    A number of committees representing the societies in St. Casimir Parish held a meeting last Sunday, December 29, at the parish school hall, for the purpose of organizing an educational ...

    Polish
    I A 2 a, III C, II B 2 a
  • Dziennik Chicagoski -- January 04, 1896
    Strike in the Monarch Bicycle Company Factory

    Two Poles, F. Chylinski and A. Zaglinski, visited our editorial rooms this morning and asked us to announce that a strike has been called at the Monarch Bicycle Company factory, Halsted and Fulton Streets.

    About two hundred workers, among whom there are about eighty Poles, have gone on a strike.

    The strike has been called because the management of the factory refuses to agree to the just demands of the workers, who ask for a return to the old scale of pay, which was reduced in July, 1895, at the end of the season.

    We bring this to the attention of the Poles in order to warn them not to accept employment from this company, if they do not wish to suffer and earn the shameful name of scabs.

    Two Poles, F. Chylinski and A. Zaglinski, visited our editorial rooms this morning and asked us to announce that a strike has been called at the Monarch Bicycle Company factory, ...

    Polish
    I D 2 a 4