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  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- November 02, 1875
    Opinions of the Scandinavian Press

    "Hjemdal" the much read Danish newspaper says in today's edition: The enemies of the opposition party seem to believe that the best weapon against A. C. Hesing is the unveiling of his past. Fortunately for Mr. Hesing, it is just his past which entitles him to an office. If his opponents say that Hesing intends to rob the county treasury to pay his debts, they contradict themselves. It is stupidity to distruct a man on one hand as able to commit a crime and on the other hand to ascribe to him such noble feelings that for the love of his creditors and to satisfy his obligations towards them, he would be willing to jeopordize his good name and his position of leader of the opposition party in Cook County. There are few, who are able as well as A. C. Hesing to resist the enticements of a public office.

    As long as Mr. Hesing fought in the ranks of the Republican Party, he did not lack recognition; unless the honors bestowed upon him by the Republicans 2were merely granted by them to keep him in the Republican fold. Should Mr. Hesing have asked them to pay his debts, as condition of his further co-operation, they would have paid them at once. No one doubts, that, should Mr. Hesing return to the Republican fold as a contrite son, he would be next year a rich man, due to Republican benevolence.

    The prospect for Mr. Hesing's election is very good and we shall gladly give him our votes.

    "Hjemdal" the much read Danish newspaper says in today's edition: The enemies of the opposition party seem to believe that the best weapon against A. C. Hesing is the unveiling ...

    Danish
    I F 5, IV
  • Skandinaven -- October 18, 1882
    Danes to Be Well Represented in Chicago Politics

    The following Danes will run for office, either for a first term of for reelection: Emil Dreyer, one of the oldest settlers here and a man who has already done much for the colony; Henry L. Hertz, who has held many political offices; Christian Rasmussen, editor and writer; Hans [gap]. Nielsen; Alfred Rasmussen; and last but not least, C. R. Matson, who will run this time for sheriff.

    The following Danes will run for office, either for a first term of for reelection: Emil Dreyer, one of the oldest settlers here and a man who has already done ...

    Danish
    I F 5, IV
  • Skandinaven -- October 29, 1889
    At the Republican Convention

    H. C. Michaelsen, the well-known Dane, has accepted the nomination for County Commissioner. He has lived in Chicago since 1869, and has contributed much toward building a real Danish group here on the Northwest side.

    There is no doubt that with the election of Michaelsen the Scandinavians will be proud of their countryman.

    H. C. Michaelsen, the well-known Dane, has accepted the nomination for County Commissioner. He has lived in Chicago since 1869, and has contributed much toward building a real Danish group ...

    Danish
    I F 5
  • Skandinaven -- May 06, 1892
    Henry L. Hertz

    The well-known Dane, Henry L. Hertz, has been nominated at the Republican convention in Springfield as candidate for state Treasurer.

    The well-known Dane, Henry L. Hertz, has been nominated at the Republican convention in Springfield as candidate for state Treasurer.

    Danish
    I F 5, IV
  • Skandinaven -- April 05, 1893
    [Henry Hertz Injured in an Accident]

    A prominent Danish politician, Henry Hertz, met with an accident yesterday. He tried to jump on a street-car before it stopped. He missed and his left leg was smashed. Dr. Heckton and Dr. Fenger were called at once and the leg had to be amputated.

    (Mr. Hertz was a very powerful man in Republican Party circles here in Chicago, for many years.)

    A prominent Danish politician, Henry Hertz, met with an accident yesterday. He tried to jump on a street-car before it stopped. He missed and his left leg was smashed. Dr. ...

    Danish
    I F 5, IV
  • Revyen -- May 23, 1896
    ["Charley" Woodman Turned Down by Republicans]

    "Charley" Woodman, a Chicago Dane, who was elected to Congress from the Fourth District by a great majority two years ago, was refused renomination by the Republican party because he was too independent. In his place the party nominated D. W. Mills.

    "Charley" Woodman, a Chicago Dane, who was elected to Congress from the Fourth District by a great majority two years ago, was refused renomination by the Republican party because he ...

    Danish
    I F 5, I F 4
  • Revyen -- September 26, 1896
    [Olaf E. Ray Receives Democratic Nomination for Congressman]

    The Danish lawyer Olaf E. Ray has been selected as Democratic candidate for the Seventh Congressional District. He will soon be endorsed by his party in the Fourteenth, Fifteenth, and Twenty-seventh wards.

    As the Fourteenth Ward is very strongly Scandinavian, it is certain to give the candidate many votes.

    The Danish lawyer Olaf E. Ray has been selected as Democratic candidate for the Seventh Congressional District. He will soon be endorsed by his party in the Fourteenth, Fifteenth, and ...

    Danish
    I F 5, I F 4, IV
  • Revyen -- October 24, 1896
    [The Scandinavian Section of the Republican National Committee]

    The Scandinavian section of the Republican National Committee is divided into two parts, the Danish-Norwegian and the Swedish. The former committee consists of the following: John Andersen and Canute R. Matson of Chicago, Peter B. Nelson of Racine, Wisconsin, and A. E. Rice of Willmar, Minnesota. All campaign literature can be secured from the Honorable Julius Goldschmidt, Auditorium Building, Chicago.

    The Scandinavian section of the Republican National Committee is divided into two parts, the Danish-Norwegian and the Swedish. The former committee consists of the following: John Andersen and Canute R. ...

    Danish
    I F 5, I F 5
  • Revyen -- March 06, 1897
    [Scandinavian Mass-Meeting]

    An ad informs us that a political mass-meeting was held for all Scandinavians from the 14th Ward. The following were speakers: Edward C. Colson, Olaf F. Ray, and W. T. Mills, who all are running for election as Alderman.

    An ad informs us that a political mass-meeting was held for all Scandinavians from the 14th Ward. The following were speakers: Edward C. Colson, Olaf F. Ray, and W. T. ...

    Danish
    I F 5
  • Revyen -- March 05, 1898
    [Scandinavians in Politics]

    About 50 Danes, Norwegians, and Swedes gathered in Jungs Hall last Tuesday to form a central committee for all Wards in Chicago, where there are Scandinavian voters, who voted democratic in 1896. Officers were elected and all Scandinavian democrats were invited to a big meeting on March 8th.

    About 50 Danes, Norwegians, and Swedes gathered in Jungs Hall last Tuesday to form a central committee for all Wards in Chicago, where there are Scandinavian voters, who voted democratic ...

    Danish
    I F 5