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  • Skandinaven -- January 09, 1900
    [Norsk National League Meets]

    Chicago Norsk National League held its annual meeting yesterday in Bjorgvin Hall, Artesian Street. A. Abrahmsen was elected president, C. J. Backer, treasurer, and J. Malmstrom, secretary. Lars A. Bergen, from the Young Men's society, stated that said society was rather dissatisfied with the choice of the new consul; he thought a consul should have been elected among the Norwegians in Chicago, etc. The suggestion was defeated by the vote.

    Chicago Norsk National League held its annual meeting yesterday in Bjorgvin Hall, Artesian Street. A. Abrahmsen was elected president, C. J. Backer, treasurer, and J. Malmstrom, secretary. Lars A. Bergen, ...

    Norwegian
    III B 2, III H
  • Narod Polski -- January 10, 1900
    "Appeal to Union"

    The Polish Roman Catholic Union is appealing to all Poles to give liberally for the benefit of the Polish Orphan's Home in Buffalo, N. Y., as well as for the maintenance of the St. Joseph Immigrant House in New York, N.Y., where the Polish immigrants from Europe always receive a warm welcome, advice and help.

    The Polish Roman Catholic Union is appealing to all Poles to give liberally for the benefit of the Polish Orphan's Home in Buffalo, N. Y., as well as for the ...

    Polish
    II D 4, III B 2, III G
  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- January 10, 1900
    A Great Result

    The Young Men's Hebrew Charity Association was hard at work to make this year's charity ball, the nineteenth since the establishment of the organization, the grandest in the way of entertainment as well as the greatest financial success. This expectation was fulfilled in every way to the great satisfaction of the Association. At this early hour no correct figures can be given, but it was estimated that the net proceeds would exceed $40,000 inclusive of the $10,000 auction sale of theatre boxes. The Association has announced, that 10% of this amount would be turned over to Mayor Harrison for distribution among the needy of the city and the rest will be distributed as usual among twenty-two charitable societies with Michael Reese hospital as the special beneficiary.

    .....As mentioned before, the auction of theatre boxes yielded a profit of $10,000 with the Standard Club as the highest bidder, paying $1,250.00 for the box and then, graciously refrained from the use of same. The Standard Club's example was followed by the Lakeside Club, Victor F. Lawson, the Chicago Tribune, and Oscar Foreman, who also returned the acquired boxes for a re-sale......

    The Young Men's Hebrew Charity Association was hard at work to make this year's charity ball, the nineteenth since the establishment of the organization, the grandest in the way of ...

    Jewish
    II D 1, III E
  • Lietuva -- January 12, 1900
    A New Society

    In Chicago there is organized a new society under the name, "The Sweetest Heart of Jesus Christ Society." It belongs to the St. George's parish. The incorporators are: Jan Smolenski, Julijano Dychowicz and Stanislaw Marcinkewicz.

    In Chicago there is organized a new society under the name, "The Sweetest Heart of Jesus Christ Society." It belongs to the St. George's parish. The incorporators are: Jan Smolenski, ...

    Lithuanian
    III C
  • Lietuva -- January 12, 1900
    From the Committee of the New Parish in Chicago

    As it was announced in the last issue of Lietuva, the parish meeting was held for the purpose of organizing the new Lithuanian parish. The question was brought up, Do we need a new parish in Chicago?

    All the people at the meeting unanimously decided that we need another parish. It was discussed why we need the second Lithuanian parish: Because for the West Side people it is too far to go to Bridgeport, St. George's Church. Often the people are late for the mass. When the people come to the church they find the priest preaching the sermon. The people hear nothing good in the sermon, but slander and denunciation. There is a school at the St. George's Church, but the Lithuanian children are taught by the Polish nuns.

    The young Lithuanian generation is Polanized by the priest. The Lithuanians of today began to understand that it is time to throw away the Polish skin with which the clericals dressed us. The most important cause why we need the new parish is because the St. George's parish is unsuitably conducted.

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    The money of the parishioners is wasted. The proponents of this new Lithuanian parish desire to have such a parish, where more humane order would exist in accordance with God's order.

    At the meeting a committee was elected of seven people, whose duty it is to make plans on how to start to organize the new Lithuanian parish, where to build the church, or to buy a ready built church and for how much, etc.

    The committee has made the plans, now they are calling another meeting at Pulaski Hall, 800 S. Ashland Avenue, 7:30 P. M., Saturday evening, January 13. We are inviting all the Roman-Catholic Lithuanians to come to this meeting. We believe that with the help of God our started work will be fulfilled.

    Committee.

    As it was announced in the last issue of Lietuva, the parish meeting was held for the purpose of organizing the new Lithuanian parish. The question was brought up, Do ...

    Lithuanian
    III C, I A 2 a, I C
  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- January 12, 1900
    Edward Ruehlow

    A highly talented artist, died yesterday at his home here. He was born September 29th,1830 at Naugard in Pommern. He became a lithographer, and immigrated to America in 1866 coming directly to Chicago which he called his second home. Hardly any time elapsed before he established one of the largest lithographic firms of its type in the West under the name of Ruehlow and Essroger. The great Chicago fire left him almost penniless but his spirit rose again and in a comparatively short time he rebuilt his business on a much larger scale, from which he retired ten years ago to devote his time to his favored occupation, painting. Among his collection of paintings there are several of Lincoln Park. One of his works is of more than usual interest, for it represents the christening of the present German Kaiser, in which Bismarck and Moltke are also visible. The copy of this painting, made by the artist himself, was brought to Chicago, but was destroyed during the great conflagration. The original is in the possession of the royal family.

    A highly talented artist, died yesterday at his home here. He was born September 29th,1830 at Naugard in Pommern. He became a lithographer, and immigrated to America in 1866 coming ...

    German
    II A 3 b, II B 1 b, II A 2
  • Revyen -- January 13, 1900
    [Sharpshooters to Return to Former Quarters]

    Mr. T. Frydenlund is going to buy Woer's Hall, the owner of which was C. Woer. Mr. Frydenlund has been the treasurer for the Danish Sharpshooters' Society. This society will again have its headquarters at this place, and from now on it will be called by its old name, The Sharpshooters' Hall.

    Mr. T. Frydenlund is going to buy Woer's Hall, the owner of which was C. Woer. Mr. Frydenlund has been the treasurer for the Danish Sharpshooters' Society. This society will ...

    Danish
    II B 3, II F
  • Revyen -- January 13, 1900
    [New By-Law]

    page 2 column 3.... At Dania's last General Meeting, it was decided that any Danish man who wanted to join Dania, without subscribing to the funeral and sickness benefits, could do so by paying an annual due of $4.00 in advance. Such members, of course, were not to vote upon matters pertaining to the funeral or sickness benefit society. But they were to be shown the same honor at their funeral as all other members, such expenses to be paid by Dania.

    page 2 column 3.... At Dania's last General Meeting, it was decided that any Danish man who wanted to join Dania, without subscribing to the funeral and sickness benefits, could ...

    Danish
    II D 1
  • Revyen -- January 13, 1900
    [The Western State Bank] (Summary of Advertisement)

    The Western State Bank, on the corner of La Salle and Washington Streets, has a capital of $300,000. It was founded in 1873, under the name Petersen $ Bay, Bankers.

    The Bank has the following board of directors: George P. Bay, president; Mark P. Sherman, vice-president; Lawrence Nelson, cashier; Sven O. Olin, assistant cashier; J. H. Kedzie, C. H. Hansen, William B. Wilson, and A. W. Rixon.

    This institution is patronized by many Chicago Danes.

    The Western State Bank, on the corner of La Salle and Washington Streets, has a capital of $300,000. It was founded in 1873, under the name Petersen $ Bay, Bankers. ...

    Danish
    II A 2, IV
  • Revyen -- January 13, 1900
    [Sharpshooters to Return to Former Quarters]

    Mr. T. Frydenlund is going to buy Woer's Hall, the owner of which was C. Woer. Mr. Frydenlund has been the treasurer for the Danish Sharpshooters' Society. This society will again have its headquarters at this place, and from now on it will be called by its old name, The Sharpshooters' Hall.

    Mr. T. Frydenlund is going to buy Woer's Hall, the owner of which was C. Woer. Mr. Frydenlund has been the treasurer for the Danish Sharpshooters' Society. This society will ...

    Danish
    II B 3, II F