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  • L'italia -- April 23, 1887
    A Monument in Honor of Garibaldi in Chicago

    A monument in honor of Guiseppe Garibaldi will be erected by the Italians of Chicago, as a token of their love and esteem for their native land and its great hero and liberator. A sum of $1,300 to finance the memorial was collected at a celebration last February.

    The Italians of the large and growing colony will pay homage to the memory of the hero of two worlds who with his own hand led the country to freedom. That tribute of gratitude and affection, together with the most profound veneration that every Italian should have in his heart for Guiseppe Garibaldi, has received the able assistance of the Italians of New York who are taking an even more active part in American politics than are the Italians of Chicago.

    A monument in honor of Guiseppe Garibaldi will be erected by the Italians of Chicago, as a token of their love and esteem for their native land and its great ...

    Italian
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  • L'italia -- February 16, 1889
    The Monument in Honor of Garibaldi We Love Our Native Land

    In our life there are memories that impress our hearts eternally, remembrances that are always lovely to us, and when in our minds these reflections appear, we think of memories and emotions that are so dear to us of people who long since have departed.

    The name of Garibaldi should unite the Italians in Chicago. It is up to the Italians of this city to love their country, and to respect its three color field. Your fellow citizens from afar will bless and remember you always for the admiration that you have displayed for that great Italian, Giuseppe Garibaldi, and for the love of your mother country.

    In our life there are memories that impress our hearts eternally, remembrances that are always lovely to us, and when in our minds these reflections appear, we think of memories ...

    Italian
    II C
  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- September 22, 1890
    Garibaldi Monument

    The Garibaldi Monument Club which was incorporated in the month of May, held a meeting yesterday at the Grand Pacific Hotel. It is the intention of the club to erect a monument in some park in honor of Garibaldi. The cost is expected to be about $20,000 or $25,000. The donations subscribed yesterday amounted to $640.

    The names of the Executive Committee show that the plan is not of an exclusively Italian origin. The elected officials are: G. Ginnochi, president; Judge D. J. Lyons, and W. R. Dyrenfurth. Forty-three names are listed, including the above mentioned, most of them being Italian.

    The Garibaldi Monument Club which was incorporated in the month of May, held a meeting yesterday at the Grand Pacific Hotel. It is the intention of the club to erect ...

    Italian
    II C, I C
  • L'italia -- March 19, 1892
    Salt and Pepper

    The monthly paper, Il Ficcanaso in its February issue, calls attention to a question that is very old and yet very new. It wonders what has become of the money raised by the Garibaldi Monument Association (formed for the purpose of erecting a statue to the Italian Liberator), in Chicago.

    If by chance one wonders volubly, he is told that it is being well cared for, that it is being loaned to reputable business men at four per cent, and we wonder whether the said monies were raised for the purpose of erecting a statue or to help out financially embarassed business men.

    Three long years ago, patriotic Italians met and formed this association. The administration of all funds raised was placed in the hands of Giovanni Ginocchio, president, Giovanni Raggio, treasurer, and C. E. Antognini. This 2trio, with twelve vice-presidents, was given full power to handle all funds raised.

    A benefit dance was given and then no more heard from them. They even failed to acknowledge the receipt of money subscribed by individuals. Incidentally, the secretary, Antognini has left Chicago, some say, for very good reasons.

    So now the trio has lost its Son. Only the Father and Holy Ghost remain and the administrative council of the association is incomplete and out of order.

    The monthly paper, Il Ficcanaso in its February issue, calls attention to a question that is very old and yet very new. It wonders what has become of the money ...

    Italian
    II C, II B 2 d 2, II E 1
  • L'italia -- August 19, 1899
    A Picnic for the Garibaldi Monument

    The patriotic Legione G. Garibaldi will give a picnic tomorrow at Kuhn's Park, for the purpose of raising funds for a monument to be erected in Chicago to the hero of the two worlds. The Legione Garibaldi is doing its best to raise funds for the monument.

    The monument was designed by the renowned Italian Sculptor, L. Braconi. He depicts the general leaning on his sword, meditating on the destinies of his beloved native land. This monument costs over $3,000.

    At tomorrow's picnic it is planned to receive about $400 in profits. Donations were given by Mr. Antonio Equi, who obtained 5 barrels of beer from the Pabst Brewing Co. Mr. John Cella obtained 5 barrels from the Seipps Brewing Co., Mr. E. Lomar donated 20 large cases of pop, Mr. Carlo Ginocchio donated all the wine necessary for the day, and Mr. G.B. Chiappi donated a large quantity of cigars.

    The executive committee has already planned for the September 20th celebrations. Their plans are to have a banquet, followed by a dance. The monument will be placed in one of the principal parks of the city.

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    Anyone who wishes to attend the picnic may follow these directions by taking the Milwaukee Ave. car or the Armitage Ave. car to Western Ave., or the Metropolitan Elevated Road. Logan Square Branch will take you directly to Kuhn's Park. If you live south of Armitage Ave. you may take any car going to Western, then transfer and go north on Western Ave. to Kuhn's Park.

    We wish the Legione G. Garibaldi Society's Picnic a great deal of success.

    The patriotic Legione G. Garibaldi will give a picnic tomorrow at Kuhn's Park, for the purpose of raising funds for a monument to be erected in Chicago to the hero ...

    Italian
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  • L'italia -- September 16, 1899
    Open Letter from Chal. A. Marescalchi

    Chicago,

    Sept. 9, 1899.

    My dear Editor of L'Italia:

    "I wish to announce in your paper that I am giving another concert for the final funds to set up the monument to the immortal Garibaldi.

    "The Presidents of all the Italian Societies residing here in Chicago are invited, and will deeply honor me if they attend the Committee Mass for this musical event.

    "I also invite M. G. Lifrien to accept the honorable duty as President of the Committee itself.

    "At my studio, Steinway Hall, I await the favor of the desired consorts, which I consider only as a pledge of a flattering success, and the sincerest manipulation of Loyal Patriotism.

    "I want you to accept this proof of my deep consideration, and please believe me, I am ever yours,

    Arturo Marescalchi."

    Chicago, Sept. 9, 1899. My dear Editor of L'Italia: "I wish to announce in your paper that I am giving another concert for the final funds to set up the ...

    Italian
    II A 3 b, IV, III B 2, III C, II C
  • L'italia -- September 30, 1899
    Late Contradiction

    Luigi Boarini, whose name appeared in the Chicago Tribune as having spoken against the Italians of Southern Italy, declared that he was innocent of the fact, and promises to find the guilty person.

    But why didn't he see to it that the Chicago Tribune was prevented from publishing such an article, and why didn't the society energetically protest against the press also? It is up to every Italian in the colony to see that the Legione Garibaldi Society does its duty.

    From now on anyone who wishes to offer any money for the monument will be given a receipt to show that he has given something towards the fund.

    Luigi Boarini, whose name appeared in the Chicago Tribune as having spoken against the Italians of Southern Italy, declared that he was innocent of the fact, and promises to find ...

    Italian
    I C, III B 2, II C
  • L'italia -- September 30, 1899
    Late Contradiction

    Luigi Boarini, whose name appeared in the Chicago Tribune as having spoken against the Italians of Southern Italy, declared that he was innocent of the fact, and promises to find the guilty person.

    But why didn't he see to it that the Chicago Tribune was prevented from publishing such an Article, and why didn't the society energetically protest against the press also. It is up to every Italian in the colony to see that the Legione Garibaldi Society does its duty.

    From now on any one who wishes to offer any money for the monument will be given a receipt to show that he has given something towards the fund.

    Luigi Boarini, whose name appeared in the Chicago Tribune as having spoken against the Italians of Southern Italy, declared that he was innocent of the fact, and promises to find ...

    Italian
    V A 1, III B 2, II C
  • L'italia -- December 15, 1900
    The Monument to Garibaldi

    The sketches of the Garibaldi monuments to be erected in Chicago, have arrived, and whoever is interested in seeing them, may attend the dance and reception given by the United Societies at the North Side Turner Hall, December 22, when the monuments will be unveiled to the public.

    The united societies are: "Unione e Fratellanza", "Legione C. Garibaldi". "Christoforo Colomba", and the "Liguria".

    The monument will stand in Lincoln Park, and the execution of it was entrusted to the sculptor, M. V. Gherardi.

    The sketches of the Garibaldi monuments to be erected in Chicago, have arrived, and whoever is interested in seeing them, may attend the dance and reception given by the United ...

    Italian
    II C, III B 2, III H
  • L'italia -- October 19, 1901
    Statue to Garibaldi Dedicated

    In spite of a pouring rain, hundreds of Italians and Americans attend the dedication ceremonies of the statue of Garibaldi, the Italian liberator.

    Innumerable Italian societies and bands were present at the dedication. The American lawyer, Mr. William S. Elliot, gave a speech in English, eulogizing the life and deeds of the great Italian patriot. He was followed by Dr. A. Lagorio and Mr. Louis Boarini, who spoke in Italian.

    The statue is the work of Victorio Cherario, and the funds necessary for its erection were subscribed to by practically the entire Italian Colony of Chicago. It is located in Lincoln Park. On a brass plate are subscribed the names of the members of the Executive Committee charged with the collecting of funds and all other details. The Executive Committee is as follows: Carlo Ginocchio, president, John R. Chiappa, 1st vice president, R. Cincetti, 2nd vice president, Louis Boarini, secretary, John P. Raggio, treasurer, Louis Arata, Davide Bacci, A. Quatrosi, A. Riva, Louis Avado, F. Visconti, John Gasparini, Chas. A. Raggio, and D. Dal'Osse, members of the committee.

    In spite of a pouring rain, hundreds of Italians and Americans attend the dedication ceremonies of the statue of Garibaldi, the Italian liberator. Innumerable Italian societies and bands were present ...

    Italian
    II C