The Buffalo Volksfreund [The Buffalo People's Friend], a German newspaper published from 1868 until 1982. Microfilm coverage begins at January 2, 1891.

Friday, Jan. 2, 1891 -Page 1, Column 1

23rd Year of Publication

The "Buffalo Volksfreund"
Published by the
Buffalo German Printing Association
Office: 16 & 18 Broadway

The most popular and most important German Democratic Newspaper in the city.
The only daily newspaper with a Catholic tendency in the State of New York. An official organ of the C.M.B.A. [Catholic Mutual Benevolent Association], and the Catholic Societies and Associations.
The Daily Buffalo Volksfreund, when delivered to the home, costs 25 cents every 2 weeks, or with a prepaid subscription costs $6.00 per year.
For this price the newspaper will be mailed to readers outside the local area in any part of the United States and Canada.
The weekly edition of the Volksfreund is issued every Thursday morning and costs $1.50 per year with prepaid subscription.
The Newspaper will be sent postage paid to Europe and all other regions using International Postal Union for $2.60 per year.
The weekly edition of the Volksfreund is the least expensive large format German newspaper in the United States and is loved for its comprehensive and carefully chosen content. Subscribers received the calendar "Hausfreund" [House Friend] as an added premium.
The "Volksfreund" can be found in Gillig's United States Exchange, No. 9 Strand, Charing Cross, London, England, in the Offices of the large German news agency of Mr. Chas. Meyer & Co., 39 Park Row, New York, and all other news agencies throughout the land.
George Baldus - President,
                              Heinrich Karis - Editor

Fri., Jan. 2, 1891 - Page 2, column 4, bottom

Yesterday evening at about 5:30 2 men, named Frank Miller and Michael Dilko, came upon each other in a saloon at 34 Curtis Street on Buffalo's East Side. A fight broke out in which Miller pulled a knife and stabbed Dilko in the neck. The wound was an inch and a half deep, but not life-threatening. Miller was arrested.

Police and Police Court
In the past 48 hours $202.50 has been collected at the various station houses.
In the past 48 hours 81 arrests have been made at the various station houses.

Fri., Jan. 2, 1891 - Page 2, column 5, bottom

Germania Theater
The "Parisian Good-for-Nothing" hasn't lost it's power of attraction. This was the case yesterday during the rainy weather for we can say that it was very well attended. The old fare is still good and flavorful and choice, at least the way it was performed yesterday evening. The performance was lively, the scenery was wonderful , and everything came together quite nicely.

The title role was played by Miss Dorofska and one couldn't help but enjoy her light, cleaver jokes and her heartfelt warmth. The young people did. The actress wasn't just good in the playful scenes but also in the serious, highly emotive ones. The woman's performance was excellent. In the role of General von Morin, Mr. Duprez was completely in his environment. He knew how to invoke the tone of the old soldier and the scenes with his son and with the children of Madame Meunier, where he was more father than General were also good; perhaps this performance is one of the best we've seen from Mr. Duprez this season.

Mr. Reuter played his difficult role of Eduard von Morin with understanding and ability, which is all the more noteworthy since many others have not played the role as if they were born for it. Miss Georger played a princess just the way she's represented in a book, giving her all, knowing just the right tone for portraying a vain, proud woman.

Mrs. Becker was just as wonderful as Madame Meunier. Roles of this nature are always good for women. From Miss Wedemeyer we always expect good things and she knew how to evoke gentle humor.

Our own Bruno Sachse naturally had laughter on his side. He had chosen a particularly wonderful mask. The acting was high comedy and caused a storm of laughter. Mr. Fichtel as Hilaire was magnificent. The other roles were unremarkable.

Next Sunday, by popular demand, "A Celebrated Case."

Fri., Jan. 2, 1891 - Page 2, column 3, bottom

The Mail
To Messrs. Spitznagel, Reinecke, Beck, Stork, Schmidt and others!!!
In reply to your request through your delightful feature "The Mail" addressed to me and to my associates for a repeat performance of "A Celebrated Case", I communicate to you and to the honorable public in general that I can comply with this request and that a repeat performance of the play can be had next Sunday on the 4th of January. It must however be understood that this second performance is not a repetition of the first one but rather an improvement of it.
                    Heinrich Jentsch

A $500 Reward will be paid for a case of Inflammatory Rheumatism or some other form of Rheumatism or back pain which Dref's Rheumatic Pills can't heal. These can only be purchased at Charles Dref's Drug Store, Broadway at the corner of Ash Street, the largest drug store in Buffalo.

Fri., Jan. 2, 1891 - Page 2, column 6, top

Eternal Rest
Yesterday morning at about half past 2, Auguste Steineke, beloved wife of Heinrich Steineke, died. She was nearly 72 years of age. She lived at 169 Genesee Street. She was an old German settler and was respected and honored by all who knew her. The report of her passing brought sorrow to her circle of friends and acquaintences. The departed was a model of true German womanhood and her memory will be held in honor by her many relatives and friends.

Fri., Jan. 2, 1891 - Page 2, column 7, top

A Gift
Mr. Ignatz Woeppel, manager at the old established firm of Sidney Shephard & Co. was pleasantly surprised at the end of last year. As he was about to go home last Wednesday evening at the close of the workday, he saw himself suddenly surrounded by his subordinate laborers and co-workers of the establishment.
The goal of the surprise was soon made clear to him when Mr Spencer, the firm's bookkeeper, came forward and gave to Mr. Woeppel from all those present, a diamond lapel pin as a New Years gift. Mr. Spencer accompanied the gift with a pleasant little speech, to which the presentee gave a brief remark. He gave warm thanks for the gift, which he said he took as proof of the good relationship he has with his subordinates. We also think of it as an expression of the most beautiful kind of contentment the worker has with his employer.

Friday, January 2, 1891 - Page 3, column 6

"In every respect an ideal model
and without a doubt the best of them all"

so says the "Literarischen Handweiser"
[The Literary Guide] about the Calendar

Hausfreund (The House Friend)

The 136 page, richly illustrated "Hausfreund" for 1891 is even more beautiful than its predecessor. The below mentioned book dealer will send it postage free with the remittance of

Only 25 Cents

Other nice calendars for 1891 can be sent, postage free, for the following prices:
The Regensbürger St. Mary's Calendar, 20 Cts. - The Homesteader's Calendar, 20 Cts. -The Catholic Home Almanac, 25 Cts. - The Monica Calendar, 20 Cts. -The Little Mary Calendar for Christian Woman and Girls, 25 Cts -The Little Bell Calendar for Members of the Third Order, 20 Cts.- The Munich Flying Leaves Calendar, 35 Cts.
Book Dealership of

Rühlbauer & Behrle,

41 De Salle Streets, Chicago, Ill.

Money to Lend

at 4½, 5 and 6 Percent
          F.L. Hoff, 17 and 18 Agency Building

Anselm Schmidt,

Dealer in

Ovens, Household Utensils and Ironware

of all kinds. Fair Dealings and Cheap Prices

86 and 88 Amherst Street,
                              Black Rock, N.Y.

Go on to January 3, 1891

Susan Kriegbaum-Hanks
July 27, 2003