The Chicago Foreign Language Press Survey was published in 1942 by the Chicago Public Library Omnibus Project of the Works Progress Administration of Illinois. The purpose of the project was to translate and classify selected news articles that appeared in the foreign language press from 1855 to 1938. The project consists of 120,000 typewritten pages translated from newspapers of 22 different foreign language communities of Chicago.

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  • Chicago Tribune -- December 08, 1877
    The Greenebaum Banks Proceedings in Court

    The casual visitor at the German Savings Bank yesterday morning would probably have noticed the rather protracted absence of its President, Mr. Greenebaum, but, unless he happened to be in a somewhat inquisitive frame of mind, would not have remarked upon it as a thing to excite wonder or surprise. But there are other people under the sun besides casual visitors, and a reporter with even an ordinarily well trained nose for news, reminding himself of the rumors prevalent for a few days back that Mr. Greenebaum's troubles had not ended with the suspension of the German National, but would probably be supplemented by trouble in the savings bank, put this and that together, and before long discovered that the President's withdrawal from that famous back room did indeed mean something. If the casual visitor alluded to had passed along the hall in the City Building, opposite Judge Moore's court room, a few minutes before 12 o'clock, he would have seen the aforesaid bank President, looking somewhat worried, and holding hurried conversations with Mr. John Woodbridge, the lawyer, and a young gentleman by the name of Simeon Strauss, an employe of the bank, who has charge of the mortgage business, and who writes attorney-at-law after his name.

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    The trio were evidently waiting for something, and it did not take the ubiquitous reporter long to ascertain in what direction the wind blew. At just 2 o'clock, he learned, Mr. Woodbridge would appear before Judge Moore, remind him of an appointment for that hour, and proceed to ask that a Receiver be appointed for the German Savings Bank, his request being backed up by certain representations concocted in due legal form by a certain Herman G. Berls and Frederika Berls, depositors in the aforesaid institution. Further inquiry elicited the information that the bank people, aware that they would have a hard road to travel if they persevered in keeping the institution open, would make no opposition to the bill, but would quietly let the matter take its course. Notice of the move on the part of the two depositors had been communicated to them at about 10 o'clock, and the interim had been spent in interviews between Mr. Greenebaum and the lawyers, in the course of which he had come to this decision. By the time the reporter had posted himself on the preliminaries, the hands of the watches and clocks in the City-Hall which manifested any proper regard for regularity indicated that the hour of 12 had arrived, and a few minutes later the three incessant talkers aforesaid, joined by several others who represented depositors and who had been informed as to what was going on, presented themselves before Judge Moore, and the court proceedings in the case of the German Savings Bank began.

    The casual visitor at the German Savings Bank yesterday morning would probably have noticed the rather protracted absence of its President, Mr. Greenebaum, but, unless he happened to be in ...

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  • Chicago Tribune -- May 26, 1878
    The Greenebaum Compromise

    Judge Blodgett yesterday decided the objections to the composition of twenty-five per cent which was offered by Henry Greenebaum & Company, and Henry Greenebaum individually. The chief ground of the objection was that Mrs. Elias Greenebaum had some property belonging rightly to her husband, which ought to be given up, and that Henry Greenebaum had made preferential payments and transfers, which, if set aside, would enable the creditors to get more from the estates.

    The Judge, in deciding the objections, gave a lengthy account of the troubles of the bankrupts, all of which are already well known. He said that, before the question of accepting the composition was taken up, the creditors had abundant opportunity to examine the bankrupts, accounts. They had had an expert also, and the composition meeting was once adjourned for the sole purpose of giving the Committee time to examine the books. The bankrupts had been engaged extensively in business, and their schedules showed their creditors to be 754 in number, of which 386 were creditors for over $50. The total amount of the liabilities scheduled amounted to $442,137.55. The number of creditors present at the composition meeting was 114, representing debts to the amount of $218,000. The composition offer was twenty-five percent - five per cent cash, ten percent in one year, and ten percent 2in two years, the deferred payments to be evidenced by the joint and individual notes of the bankrupts and secured by a bond for $100,000 to be approved by a committee of creditors. This offer was accepted by a vote of 114 to 14, the objectors only representing $34,000. The composition was afterward approved by 270 of the creditors, representing $322,000.

    Judge Blodgett yesterday decided the objections to the composition of twenty-five per cent which was offered by Henry Greenebaum & Company, and Henry Greenebaum individually. The chief ground of the ...

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  • Jewish Advance -- June 14, 1878
    (No headline)

    On Sunday, June 2, a monument was set on the grave of Jacob Pieser, the well-known member of the Chamber of Commerce, who died in this City a year ago. .... There was a good attendance of the members of the B'nai Sholon Congregation.

    On Sunday, June 2, a monument was set on the grave of Jacob Pieser, the well-known member of the Chamber of Commerce, who died in this City a year ago. ...

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  • Jewish Advance -- June 14, 1878
    [Confirmation Services in Reform Synagogues]

    Reverend Leibman Adler of Kehilath Anshe Mayriv has confirmed eight children--two girls and six boys. Reverend Doctor B. Felsenthal of Zion Congregation has confirmed ten children--five girls and five boys. Reverend Doctor K. Kohler of Chicago Sinai Congregation has confirmed fifteen children--nine girls and six boys. Reverend A. Norden of the North Side Congregation has confirmed eleven children--four girls and seven boys.

    No confirmation service was held at the synagogue of Congregation Bnai Sholom.

    Reverend Leibman Adler of Kehilath Anshe Mayriv has confirmed eight children--two girls and six boys. Reverend Doctor B. Felsenthal of Zion Congregation has confirmed ten children--five girls and five boys. ...

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    I B 4, III C, IV
  • Jewish Advance -- June 21, 1878
    (No headline)

    Rev. Dr. K. Kohler of this city has published a new material translation of The Song of Songs, in German.

    The scholar will find in every footnote a remark speaking volumes on the capacity and scholarly research of the author...... The author being a personal and highly esteemed friend of ours, it would be impossible for us to give an impartial criticism of his work.

    Rev. Dr. K. Kohler of this city has published a new material translation of The Song of Songs, in German. The scholar will find in every footnote a remark speaking ...

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  • Jewish Advance -- August 16, 1878
    (No headline)

    The pamphlet entitled "Zur Proselitenfrage" (To the Problem of Proselytism) which has been recently published by Rev. Dr. B. Felsenthal of this city, has been copied entire, including even the "Nachtraegliche Bemerkungen" (After-Thoughts), in the Neuzeit of Vienna.

    The pamphlet entitled "Zur Proselitenfrage" (To the Problem of Proselytism) which has been recently published by Rev. Dr. B. Felsenthal of this city, has been copied entire, including even the ...

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    II B 1 e, IV
  • Chicago Tribune -- October 06, 1878
    Henry Greenebaum A Charge of Embezzlement

    One of the events of yesterday was the arrest of Henry Greenebaum, the ex-banker and Park Commissioner, on the criminal charge of stealing $225,000. The complaining witness was T. B. Weber, of the firm of G. T. Weber & Co. The arrest was made upon the complaint of Mr. Weber, which was filed with Justice Foote during the day. The complaint is a lengthy document, and recites that complainant had been a stockholder in the German Savings and German National Banks, and had been in Europe about two years. Upon returning some two weeks ago he set about looking into the Greenebaum failure, and found from the books enough upon which to predicate the prosecution. The books show, it is claimed, without going into detail, that Greenebaum, just prior to the failure, withdrew valuable securities held by the banks to the amount of $225,000 and replaced them with real-estate securities valued at less than one-half the value of those withdrawn. Among the securities withdrawn were West Park bonds to the amount of $25,000, and all were withdrawn without the knowledge or consent of the Directors of the banks.

    Mr. Greenebaum was brought into court about 4 o'clock, accompanied by Judge Otis, his attorney, while Col. Juessen appeared for Mr. Weber. The complaint was looked 2into, and Greenebaum asked for a continuance. Col. Juessen resisted the application and urged that if it was granted that the bond should be fixed at $50,000. Judge Otis thought $500 would be sufficient bond, and Greenebaum insisted that owing to his past honorable record, reputation, and well-known financial ability, he ought to be let off on his own recognizance. The Court thought differently, however, and, granting a continuance of the hearing until the 15, fixed the bond at $25,000, which was given, John Herting becoming his surety.

    One of the events of yesterday was the arrest of Henry Greenebaum, the ex-banker and Park Commissioner, on the criminal charge of stealing $225,000. The complaining witness was T. B. ...

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  • Chicago Tribune -- October 23, 1878
    Henry Greenebaum

    The Greenebaum trial was resumed before Justice D'Wolf yesterday morning at 10 o'clock. The testimony for the defense was begun: Abraham Wise was the first witness called. He was Cashier of the German Savings Bank.

    Col. Juessen interrupted proceedings here by asking the witness be sworn according to the Jewish fashion. Considerable discussion arose upon the subject, which was finally settled by the witness stating that he knew of no oath more binding than that "by the everliving God," and he was allowed to proceed.

    The trial was adjourned until this morning at 10 o'clock.

    The Greenebaum trial was resumed before Justice D'Wolf yesterday morning at 10 o'clock. The testimony for the defense was begun: Abraham Wise was the first witness called. He was Cashier ...

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    IV, II A 2
  • Jewish Advance -- January 17, 1879
    (No headline)

    Alderman Jonas' institution, the free lodging house, which was opened on the first day of the new year, on corner Wells and Indiana Sts., is getting on prosperously. Since it was started there has been a nightly increase of applicants, and on the 11th of this month, they numbered 90. The place is kept in very good order, loud talking and drunkenness being prohibited. At night the men are given bread and meat, and in the morning a bowl of soup and a large piece of bread. Up to a few days ago the whole weight of this work rested upon Alderman Jonas' shoulders; this benevolent son of Israel spending much money of his own to maintain this institution, and we are glad to learn that another co-religionist, Mr. Ludwing has interested himself in this charitable institution. This house will be kept up during the entire Winter.

    Alderman Jonas' institution, the free lodging house, which was opened on the first day of the new year, on corner Wells and Indiana Sts., is getting on prosperously. Since it ...

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  • Jewish Advance -- May 30, 1879
    Julius Rosenthal Nominated

    Julius Rosenthal, Esq., has been nominated on the Republican Ticket for the judicial election which is to take place next Monday. Here is what the Tribune says of him: "Mr. Julius Rosenthal is remarkably well known. The only public position which he has held, apart from being a member of the Library Board, has been that of Public Administrator, whose duties he has performed for a long time without any person ever lifting up his voice to make a complaint against him. He has perhaps a broader knowledge of the science of law than any of the other candidates on either the Republican or the Democratic Ticket.

    Thanks in part to the better training which one receives at the German law schools, he is about as much at home in civil and canonical as in common law.....Connected for a long time with the Chicago Law Institute (President) he has the acquaintance and friendship of all the lawyers, and will secure their united support......Two years ago he was a candidate before the Convention for Judge of the Probate Court, but was defeated."

    Julius Rosenthal, Esq., has been nominated on the Republican Ticket for the judicial election which is to take place next Monday. Here is what the Tribune says of him: "Mr. ...

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    I F 5, IV