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  • Radnicka Straza -- January 01, 1908
    Awakening and Rebirth of Jugoslav Workers

    The Slovenian Brothers for a long time have had their workingmen's and Socialist papers "Glas Slobode" and "Proletarec" of Chicago. The Serbian workers started their paper, "Radnicka Borba," recently in New York, of which the 13th number was issued recently.

    The Bulgarians have yet to establish their paper, so that all Jugoslav workers in America have their newspapers dedicated purely to workers being militant and educational.

    The Jugoslav workers are awakening, and when they awake they will bring the rebirth of the working class.

    The Slovenian Brothers for a long time have had their workingmen's and Socialist papers "Glas Slobode" and "Proletarec" of Chicago. The Serbian workers started their paper, "Radnicka Borba," recently in ...

    Croatian
    II B 2 d 1
  • Abendpost -- January 02, 1908
    Dr. Senn Dead.

    At his home at 532 Dearborn Avenue, Dr. Nikolaus Senn died this afternoon, following a sickness of six weeks. Dr. Senn is of German parentage and was vorn in 1844 at Buchs (Switzerland). He came in 1853 with his parents to the United States, where they settled down at first in Ashford (Wisconsin).

    After his graduation from High School he came to Chicago and studied medicine at the Chicago Medical College. He became house physician at the Cook County Hospital in 1868 and went in 1878 to Germany in order to acquire more medical knowledge at the University of Muenchen. He returned in 1880 to the United States and settled down as physician at Milwaukee (Wisconsin). He soon became a staff-surgeon of the Wisconsin State Militia. In 1893 he went to Chicago, where he became the chief surgeon at the St. Joseph Hospital. Also he belonged to the staff of the Presbyterian Hospital and became in 1898 surgeon-general with the 6th Army corps. As such he participated in the Spanish-American War and after its termination accepted the position of a professor at the Rush Medical College. Also he became a professor at the Chicago Policlinic and gave medical lectures at the University of 2Chicago.

    The Federal Government sent Dr. Senn as representative to the International Physicians' Congress at Berlin in 1890 and then again in 1897 with the same mission to Moscow.

    Dr. Senn was a productive and successful author in the field of surgery, bacteriology and tuberculosis. The library of Dr. Senn has a great variety of rare medical books.

    Dr. Senn has been one of the best physicians of this century and at the same time was a noble character of fine intellectual qualities. He is survived by a widow and two sons, who are also doctors.

    At his home at 532 Dearborn Avenue, Dr. Nikolaus Senn died this afternoon, following a sickness of six weeks. Dr. Senn is of German parentage and was vorn in 1844 ...

    German
    IV, III D, II A 1
  • Skandinaven -- January 02, 1908
    Chicago

    p. 7.. These Morwegians have bought or sold real estate:

    Cicero: Clyde 2d Oiv., lot 30, Block 15, W. S. Oliver to Hermon Lundgren, price $3,300.

    Lake View: Edgewater Avenue, east of Hermitage, D. Mahon to John M. and Sadie A. Hansen, price $1,000.

    West Town: Irving Avenue, north of Division St., Charles F. Odgren to Elof Johnson, price $3,000.

    p. 7.. These Morwegians have bought or sold real estate: Cicero: Clyde 2d Oiv., lot 30, Block 15, W. S. Oliver to Hermon Lundgren, price $3,300. Lake View: Edgewater Avenue, ...

    Norwegian
    II F
  • Lietuva -- January 03, 1908
    The Kensington Lithuanians

    In this suburb of Chicago there are a large number of Lithuanians, mostly Catholic, and very ignorant. Drunkenness among them is very common. They do not want to read books or newspapers; they spend all their hard-earned money in saloons; their children are badly nourished, half naked, and yet when one asks them to subscribe to a good newspaper, they answer that they have no money, or that the priest have told them not to read books or newspapers. What will the future generation from such a Lithuanian community come to, whose chief aim is to pray, drink and fight? Their future is very dark.

    Among these ignorant Lithuanians there are several enlightened Lithuanians who have organized a Lithuanian Socialist branch, which at present has thirty members. This branch is very active already; it has arranged two lectures before, and on December 22, 1907, it 2arranged lectures at the Visnevski Hall. The first speaker was Mr. J. K. Vasiliauskas. He spoke about drunkenness and its bad effect on the workers. The speaker urged the people to read scientific books, newspapers and other good literature, that the workers must have unity.

    The second speaker was Mr. Svirmickas; the third speaker, Sederevicia, spoke about the workers' duties. Mr. Ambraziejus read a poem, "Tsar and Worker." The hall was packed with people. The people were satisfied with the lecture. A collection was made and $4 were collected for the expense of the hall, and the balance ($2) was sent to the literary fund of the Lithuanian Socialist Alliance of America's newspaper, Kova (The Struggle), Philadelphia, Pa.

    Seven new members joined the local branch of the Lithuanian Socialists after the lecture.

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    The Lithuanian socialists are planning to establish a Lithuanian library in this district for the Lithuanian public. On account of the industrial slack, many Lithuanians are out of work, so our plan to open the library has had a set-back.

    The Echo of the Poor One.

    In this suburb of Chicago there are a large number of Lithuanians, mostly Catholic, and very ignorant. Drunkenness among them is very common. They do not want to read books ...

    Lithuanian
    II B 2 g, I E, I B 1, III C, III A, I D 2 c, II B 2 a
  • Skandinaven -- January 03, 1908
    The Turners' Annual Festival

    p. 7. The Norwegian Turn Society has achieved such remarkable success in the fields of gymnastics and athletics during the last year, that Norwegian sportsmen have won the respect and admiration of all sport interested Americans to a higher degree than ever before.

    Just as the French, English and other nationalities feared the Vikings in the olden days, so Chicago's various sport clubs are now afraid of the Norwegian Turners in competition. At the Turner meet last March in Bartlet's Gymnasium, where some 300 of America's ablest Turners participated, Sigurd Dietrich took second prize. Einar Bergendahl, who had hurt his foot, was unable to take part in the gymnastic competition, but, urged by his friends, he did perform in the acrobatic exercises and, in spite of his handicap, took third prize.

    On May 17th, in Brand's Park, the club took eight of the twelve prizes, and in addition its six-man team brought home first prize in the relay race (a silver cup, donated by the Norwegian National League). And that is not all. On June 16th, the boys fought for the Norwegian colors in Riverview Park, and established a record that has never been equaled by any sport society.

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    In the presence of 20,000 fans, mostly Americans and Germans, with a sprinkling of Norwegians, the Norwegian Turner Society took eight out of the eleven prizes, one of them a two-foot silver cup, for the all-around best club. During the season the Norwegian Turners also competed within the Chicago Turners' Baseball League, where they finished up as champions, winning 15 games and losing two.

    At the end of the year the society participated in the Y. M. C. A. wrestling matches, in which Conrad Christensen took second prize in the championship bouts. Tomorrow night, in Wicker Park Hall, these young Vikings, who have won so many honors for the name "Norwegian" will give a demonstration of how they do it, and every red-blooded Norwegian ought to be present.

    p. 7. The Norwegian Turn Society has achieved such remarkable success in the fields of gymnastics and athletics during the last year, that Norwegian sportsmen have won the respect and ...

    Norwegian
    II B 3
  • Denní Hlasatel -- January 03, 1908
    Annual Gymnastic Excercises of Boy and Girl Pupils of Pilsen Sokol.

    p. 1--The annual exhibition of gymnastic exercises by the pupils of Pilsen Sokol, was given yesterday evening, free of charge to the public, at the Pilsen Sokol Auditorium.

    It was to show their accomplishments during the year of training, and much credit was extended to their instructor, Mr. Haller.

    Mr. Haller made strenuous efforts to make excellent gymnasts of his pupils. The pupils performed their exercises with precision and were greatly applauded.

    Mr. Haller was congratulated on his good work as their instructor.

    The exercises began at 8 o'clock in the evening. On the stage stood a big, tall Christmas tree, richly decorated. The two hundred pupils were happy to perform their exercises in the presence of a well represented audience, consisting of their parents and pupils of senior classes.

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    Each of the two hundred pupils was awarded a large box of Christmas candy.

    p. 1--The annual exhibition of gymnastic exercises by the pupils of Pilsen Sokol, was given yesterday evening, free of charge to the public, at the Pilsen Sokol Auditorium. It was ...

    Bohemian
    II B 1 c 3, II B 3, III B 2
  • Skandinaven -- January 03, 1908
    Mask Ball

    p. 7.. Tomorrow night the Youth Society Ulabrand is giving a mask ball at Wabansia Hall, California Avenue and Wabansia. This is the new year's first affair of its kind among the Norwegian Societies, and it will be great fun.

    p. 7.. Tomorrow night the Youth Society Ulabrand is giving a mask ball at Wabansia Hall, California Avenue and Wabansia. This is the new year's first affair of its kind ...

    Norwegian
    III E
  • Skandinaven -- January 03, 1908
    Real Estate

    p.7. The following Scandinavians have bought or sold real estate:

    West Town: Erie Street, East of Armour Street, Wilhelm Petterson to J. Saparhlewicz, $7,000.

    Ridgeville: Evanston Orrington Addition, Lot 3, Block 1, L. I. Robb to Jens B. Hansen, $1,050.

    Chicago: Austin Park, Lot 9, Block 4, A. E. Bass to August L. Swanson, $1,700.

    Lake View: Foster Avenue, East of Western Avenue, Gustav Swanson to O. B. Conklin $6,200. Southport Avenue, South of Waveland Avenue, O. H. Sickel to Adolf L. Nelson, $1,500.

    p.7. The following Scandinavians have bought or sold real estate: West Town: Erie Street, East of Armour Street, Wilhelm Petterson to J. Saparhlewicz, $7,000. Ridgeville: Evanston Orrington Addition, Lot 3, ...

    Norwegian
    II F
  • Abendpost -- January 04, 1908
    German Lectures.

    The Germanistic Society of Chicago gave last night at the auditorium an entertainment, which consisted of a lecture on "Germany's Industrial Future" by Professor Robert Liefmann from the University of Freiburg (Germany). The hearty applause of the audience proved, how much the American people appreciates the opportunity, to get acquainted with German commerce and industry. Other lectures of the same kind will follow and will be announced in this newspaper.

    The Germanistic Society of Chicago gave last night at the auditorium an entertainment, which consisted of a lecture on "Germany's Industrial Future" by Professor Robert Liefmann from the University of ...

    German
    II B 2 g, III H, III B 2
  • Skandinaven -- January 04, 1908
    The Singers to Entertain the Children

    The Norwegian Singers' League will entertain the residents of the Children's Home tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 in Bjorgvin's Hall. The singers, as well as their women companions are requested to be present. The children will receive gifts and there will be plenty to eat.

    We are informed that the singers are planning a benefit concert for the Children's Home, to be given in the Auditorium or some other large downtown hall.

    The Norwegian Singers' League will entertain the residents of the Children's Home tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 in Bjorgvin's Hall. The singers, as well as their women companions are requested to ...

    Norwegian
    II D 4, II B 1 a