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Young Men’s Association

 

 

1858

01 21          Carl Schurz lecture before Young Men’s Association   WL

03 03          Young Men’s Association is city institution; reading room  open; number of paying members   WD

09 16          Mr. S. W. Shorey’s Shakespearian readings before Association.   WD

09 16       Collection of a Library commenced; Officers elected   WD

10 07       Daniel Hall, Esq. to deliver a lecture on subject of Astronomy  

10 14       Appeal for book donations for library   WD

 

1859

01 27          Mr. E. A. Calkins lecture, “What we are made for!”    WD

02 03          Effort to procure additions to library; the only public library in the city    WD

06 02          Fourth of July celebration plans    WD

08 04          Quarterly report of Librarian    WD

09 15          Debate:  That a person is not bound to obey a law which his conscience condemns    WD

 

1860

02 09          The Elements of True Womanhood    WD

04 19          Wanted—Light on the Subject.  Is the Young Men’s Association dead, or does it only sleep?  The room is “dull as night, and dark as Erebus” [Greek god of darkness who dwelt in the underworld].  The gas pipes refuse their accustomed supply—the burners are no longer burners; not even a ghost of a departed orator is to be seen or heard in the vacant room.  What is the matter?  Whose fault is it?  The Gas Company, the officers of the Association, or the members?  Or is it one of those intricate financial muddles which are beyond solution by any mathematical rule?  A. Member.   WD

11 23          The German Young Men’s Association, after paying the expenses of their ball at Cole’s Hall last week for the benefit of the surviving sufferers by the loss of the Lady Elgin, had just one hundred dollars, which has been forwarded to the treasurer of that fund, in Milwaukee.  The young men who took charge of the matter and carried it through so successfully are certainly deserving of much credit.   WR

 

1908

05 02          A mass meeting for the men of Watertown held at the Turner opera house.   WL

05 06          Turner hall meeting composed mostly of men from Evangelical churches   WL