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  • Dziennik Chicagoski -- January 04, 1897
    Reverend Piechowski Donates Twenty Dollars to Polish Hospital

    Twenty dollars has been donated to the Polish Hospital by the Reverend John Piechowski, pastor of the St. Hedwig Parish.

    May Jesus Christ repay the kind pastor a hundredfold for his generous offering.

    The Sisters of Nazareth.

    Twenty dollars has been donated to the Polish Hospital by the Reverend John Piechowski, pastor of the St. Hedwig Parish. May Jesus Christ repay the kind pastor a hundredfold for ...

    Polish
    II D 3
  • Dziennik Chicagoski -- January 05, 1897
    The Kosciusko Monument

    According to information reaching our offices, the directors of the Kosciusko Monument Fund decided, at a meeting held on December 31, to accept the bid for erecting the monument sent in from Cracow by the artist Chopzinski. The cost of this work is estimated at $16,000.

    The artist is to come to Chicago and personally supervise the construction of the monument.

    The directors are making every effort to collect the necessary funds. A special play, "Zwiazkowiec" (A Polish Nationalist), written by Zbigniew Brodowski, is to be staged within the near future. The proceeds are to go to the Monument Fund.

    The St. Martin Society, of St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish, contributed ten dollars. Further contributions are welcomed.

    According to information reaching our offices, the directors of the Kosciusko Monument Fund decided, at a meeting held on December 31, to accept the bid for erecting the monument sent ...

    Polish
    II C, II B 1 c 1, III H, IV
  • Dziennik Chicagoski -- January 06, 1897
    Building Permit

    A building permit was issued to John Kozlowski for a one-story brick addition with basement at 107 Augusta Street. The cost is estimated at $1,600.

    A building permit was issued to John Kozlowski for a one-story brick addition with basement at 107 Augusta Street. The cost is estimated at $1,600.

    Polish
    II F
  • Dziennik Chicagoski -- January 06, 1897
    Donations for Benefit Dance

    Many contributions have been received for the benefit dance being sponsored by the Carol Chodkiewicz Society for the Polish Hospital. The following donations have been received recently:

    Francis Cholewczynski: half barrel of beer, twelve boxes of cigars, and one dozen bottles of wine.

    Andrew Duszkewski: ten pounds of sauage and one ham.

    Albert Konka: two bottles of Hennessey brandy.

    Albert Mindykowski: 100 cigars.

    B. F. Cizewski: six bottles of wine.

    2

    Casimir Schultz: 100 cigars.

    S. Popek: one dozen bottles of wine.

    F. Kaeding: three bottles of wine.

    T. Tomasik: one dollar.

    Andrew Kopczynski: fifty cigars.

    Sincere thanks are extended to the donors.

    Many contributions have been received for the benefit dance being sponsored by the Carol Chodkiewicz Society for the Polish Hospital. The following donations have been received recently: Francis Cholewczynski: half ...

    Polish
    II D 3
  • Dziennik Chicagoski -- January 06, 1897
    Political Meeting

    A political meeting was held last night at A. Schultz's Hall by the Polish citizens of the Sixteenth Ward. The hall was filled to capacity. Many speeches and debates ensued.

    A resolution was adopted to have Noble Street extended and paved in order to have a streetcar line run directly to the Loop.

    Another resolution was made indorsing John Kurland as a candidate for alderman of the Sixteenth Ward.

    Roman Szajkowski, secretary.

    [Translator's note: No information was given as to whether the meeting was held by the Republican or the Democratic party].

    A political meeting was held last night at A. Schultz's Hall by the Polish citizens of the Sixteenth Ward. The hall was filled to capacity. Many speeches and debates ensued. ...

    Polish
    I F 3, I F 1
  • Dziennik Chicagoski -- January 08, 1897
    Polish Newspapers Take on New Form

    The first issues this year of some of the Polish-American newspapers reveal a change in format. Yesterday's issue of the Gazeta Katolicka (Catholic Gazette), a weekly, has been completely changed. Instead of being published on four large pages with nine columns each, hereafter it will contain eight pages with six columns each. Its general make-up is not only more attractive but also more readable. As to its policy, it is still the same; it continues its Polish Roman Catholic policy.

    The first issue of the Dzien Swiety (Holy Day), a weekly, contains thirty-two interesting pages. As before, it will continue to be published as a weekly containing sixteen pages.

    W. Dyniewicz's Gazeta Polska (Polish Gazette), a weekly, is the same as before, although the first issue of the new year consists of twenty-four pages. Its pages are as large as ever. There are many advertisements of the Dyniewicz 2Publishing Company.

    Zgoda (Harmony), official weekly organ of the Polish National Alliance, has also taken on a new format. Instead of having six columns it now has seven. Its contents are the same as before. It is warring with the Petersburg "government" (sic) and with Dr. Siemieradzki, who was brought to America by the educational department of the Polish National Alliance to "educate" us.

    The Wiara I Ojczyzna, a weekly, has become a twelve-page periodical. Its columns contain, besides local news items, a feature story, "Religious Activity," two articles for Polish youth, "Educational Activity," a story about the Polish city, Kruszwica [a city of the Piast dynasty 1000 A. D.], and a complete story, "Skutecznosc Modlitwy" (The Efficacy of Prayer).

    The second number of the Narod (Nation), official organ of the Polish Roman Catholic Union, was also out today. It contains many interesting articles 3which will appeal to its members and to the Poles of America.

    The first issues this year of some of the Polish-American newspapers reveal a change in format. Yesterday's issue of the Gazeta Katolicka (Catholic Gazette), a weekly, has been completely changed. ...

    Polish
    II B 2 d 1, III B 2
  • Narod Polski -- January 08, 1897
    [Support Our Organ] Editorial:

    To all Polish Business in the United States:

    In connection with our newspaper it is our earnest desire that all our members support all Polish business as well as defend all matters pertaining to our organization, the Polish Roman Catholic Union which is Catholic and the oldest organization in the United States. Our organ is received and read by more than 10,000 members here in America and other parts of the world.

    Therefore, the editor of our newspaper offers a proposition and also a request that all business people support our organ, by advertising their business in our paper. American business is spending millions of dollars in American newspapers to advertise their business and it is very evident that this advertising must be profitable or they would not continue.

    So this appeal is made to the Polish business men in order that their business may flourish and prosper but that our newspaper may increase its circulation. The Polish people have under this new arrangement of committees at least one representative in eleven wards.

    To all Polish Business in the United States: In connection with our newspaper it is our earnest desire that all our members support all Polish business as well as defend ...

    Polish
    II B 2 d 1, III B 2, III C
  • Narod Polski -- January 08, 1897
    [ Fromhodz Invents New Electric Motor.]

    Citizen Fromholz, 73 Palmetto St., Brooklyn, N. Y., employed as electrician in the "Navy Yard," invented a new electric motor. American newspapers predict a revolution in electricity is at hand.

    Two of the largest manufacturers in America, namely Westinghouse Electric Co. and Central Electric Co., have entered bids for is contract. If Fromholz can capitalize upon his invention he will become a millionare.

    Citizen Fromholz, 73 Palmetto St., Brooklyn, N. Y., employed as electrician in the "Navy Yard," invented a new electric motor. American newspapers predict a revolution in electricity is at hand. ...

    Polish
    II A 2
  • Dziennik Chicagoski -- January 08, 1897
    Polish Orphanage Receives Support

    Sebastian Gorny recently contributed $2.50 to the Holy Family Orphanage. Sincere thanks are extended to the donor.

    Sisters of Notre Dame.

    Sebastian Gorny recently contributed $2.50 to the Holy Family Orphanage. Sincere thanks are extended to the donor. Sisters of Notre Dame.

    Polish
    II D 4
  • Narod Polski -- January 08, 1897
    [Attention!]

    Reminding all members of the Polish Roman Catholic Union that Wiara i Ojczyzna (Faith and Fatherland) is no longer the official organ of the Polish Roman Catholic Union. It is a privately owned newspaper and those members who retain and receive this publication must pay for it separately. Hereafter all members will receive the new official organ Narod Polski (People of Poland).

    Reminding all members of the Polish Roman Catholic Union that Wiara i Ojczyzna (Faith and Fatherland) is no longer the official organ of the Polish Roman Catholic Union. It is ...

    Polish
    II B 2 d 2, III C