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  • Zgoda -- January 01, 1903
    Local Chronicle

    We notify the Polish public of the Town of Lake and vicinity that the management of the Order of Polish Socialists of the 29th ward will celebrate the 17th anniversary of the martyr death of Polish proletarians on Sunday, January 11, 1903, in the Kosciuszko Hall, on the corner of 48th and Wood Street, punctually at 4 o'clock in the afternoon.

    On the program will be speeches, recitations, songs and music. Speeches will be delivered by the best speakers in Polish, Bohemian and English. Admittance is free to all. To this great enterprise the honorable public is cordially invited by the committee.

    We notify the Polish public of the Town of Lake and vicinity that the management of the Order of Polish Socialists of the 29th ward will celebrate the 17th anniversary ...

    Polish
    I E, III B 2, III B 3 a
  • Zgoda -- January 01, 1903
    The Model of the Kosciuszko Monument

    Seven large boxes came from Warsaw which were opened in the presence of the artist, Mr. Hodzinski, and the president of "Zwiazku Rokosza."

    Energetic work began with the idea of erecting this model, which consists of joining all parts into one whole. This is a difficult job which requires great skill and care, as each section must be raised on chains.

    The director of the factory, after looking over this model, stated that the model is a true work of art which brings honor to the artist.

    Seven large boxes came from Warsaw which were opened in the presence of the artist, Mr. Hodzinski, and the president of "Zwiazku Rokosza." Energetic work began with the idea of ...

    Polish
    II C
  • Revyen -- January 03, 1903
    [The Corporations and the Government] (Editorial)

    p.2.......According to a Norwegian paper, Senator Knute Nelson some time ago made this statement: "In my opinion the most important question now before the American people, is the one concerning the control of corporations, through congressional legislation."

    As is well known, the corporations are controlling both the republican and the democratic parties, and the congress as well, and the important thing for politicians like Knute Nelson is,of course,to make the public believe that this situation might be reversed. If only the public could be made to believe that the congress and the government hold the upper hand over the corporations, the latter are safe enough, and the main problems for prominent politicians like Senator Nelson consists, therefore, in getting people to live and die in this happy political belief. They have succeeded well enough so far, and will probably continue to succeed for some time to come.

    p.2.......According to a Norwegian paper, Senator Knute Nelson some time ago made this statement: "In my opinion the most important question now before the American people, is the one concerning ...

    Danish
    I E, IV
  • Revyen -- January 03, 1903
    [Rebuking the Coal Barons] (Editorial)

    p.2..........Probably many of Revyen's (The Review) readers would gladly take a good lecture, just as the coal trust and other corporations are doing now, if they as a compensation, were permitted to grab millions for themselves.

    The termination of the big coal strike, has been hailed by the capitalistic press, as a proud victory for the workers and "the public," and a crushing defeat for the coal barons.

    The hearings before the arbitration board, brought forth plenty evidence concerning the miserable conditions under which the mine workers are living. Conditions that are worse than slavery. When it is all over, their situation may be slightly improved and the public is going to pay for this improvement, just as"the public," is now paying for the strike, by freezing or by paying excessive prices for coal.

    2

    The coal barons and the coal merchants are now subject to investigation "and inquiry" here and there and are being discredited by clergymen and newspapers; but this does not change the fact that they, boldly and undisturbed, keep on fleecing both the workers and the public, and will continue to do so until the majority of the population shall be able to see through the capitalistic cobweb and come to realize that every man, woman and child have just as divine a right to the coal deposits, and other natural resources as Boen and his consorts.

    p.2..........Probably many of Revyen's (The Review) readers would gladly take a good lecture, just as the coal trust and other corporations are doing now, if they as a compensation, were ...

    Danish
    I E
  • Revyen -- January 03, 1903
    [Peter Langeland Dead]

    Peter Langeland, the Danish painter, died January 2. He was born at Skive, Denmark. He came to Chicago in 1870, and has been a widower for thirteen years. He has four sons and one daughter. He was one of the starters of Den Danske Skytteforening (The Danish Sharpshooters). Just recently he became an honorary member of this society.....

    Peter Langeland, the Danish painter, died January 2. He was born at Skive, Denmark. He came to Chicago in 1870, and has been a widower for thirteen years. He has ...

    Danish
    II A 3 c, IV
  • Revyen -- January 03, 1903
    [Sick Benefit Society Holds Successful Picnic]

    The financial result of the picnic arranged by the Skandinaviske Socialdemokratiske Sygeforening (Scandinavian Social-Democratic Sick Benefit Society), also called S.S.S., was a profit of $492.60, which is to be applied to the Temple Building Fund. When the Society has money enough it plans to build a Socialist Temple somewhere in Chicago.

    The financial result of the picnic arranged by the Skandinaviske Socialdemokratiske Sygeforening (Scandinavian Social-Democratic Sick Benefit Society), also called S.S.S., was a profit of $492.60, which is to be applied ...

    Danish
    II D 1, I E
  • Revyen -- January 03, 1903
    Skating Contest

    On New Years Day, the Norwegian Athletic Club Sleipner conducted its 3rd annual contest for the Illinois championship.

    The fine, mild winter weather which, unfortunately made the ice too soft, drew a crowd of onlookers, estimated at 50,000 people.

    The championship went again to last years winners, John Langley, two Danes Knud Petersen and Herbert Juul. Honors participated in the race and won.

    On New Years Day, the Norwegian Athletic Club Sleipner conducted its 3rd annual contest for the Illinois championship. The fine, mild winter weather which, unfortunately made the ice too soft, ...

    Danish
    II B 3, II B 3
  • Revyen -- January 03, 1903
    [Peter Langeland Dead]

    Peter Langeland, the Danish painter, died January 2. He was born at Skive, Denmark. He came to Chicago in 1870, and has been a widower for thirteen years. He has four sons and one daughter. He was one of the starters of Den Danske Skytteforening (The Danish Sharpshooters). Just recently he became an honorary member of this society.....

    Peter Langeland, the Danish painter, died January 2. He was born at Skive, Denmark. He came to Chicago in 1870, and has been a widower for thirteen years. He has ...

    Danish
    II A 3 c, IV
  • Revyen -- January 03, 1903
    [Scandinavian Socialists Hold Picnic]

    The financial result of the picnic arranged by the Scandinavian Social-Democratic Sickness Benefit Society; also called S.S.S. - was a $492.60 profit, which is to be applied to the "Temple Building Fund." When the society has money enough it plans to build a Socialist Temple somewhere in Chicago.

    The financial result of the picnic arranged by the Scandinavian Social-Democratic Sickness Benefit Society; also called S.S.S. - was a $492.60 profit, which is to be applied to the "Temple ...

    Danish
    I E, III B 2
  • Revyen -- January 03, 1903
    [Sick Benefit Society Holds Successful Picnic]

    The financial result of the picnic arranged by the Skandinaviske Socialdemokratiske Sygeforening (Scandinavian Social-Democratic Sick Benefit Society), also called S.S.S., was a profit of $492.60, which is to be applied to the Temple Building Fund. When the Society has money enough it plans to build a Socialist Temple somewhere in Chicago.

    The financial result of the picnic arranged by the Skandinaviske Socialdemokratiske Sygeforening (Scandinavian Social-Democratic Sick Benefit Society), also called S.S.S., was a profit of $492.60, which is to be applied ...

    Danish
    II D 1, I E