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History of Chile Vegetarian Societies


From the Vegetarian Messenger (Manchester, England), August 1891, p.247:

In Der Vegetarier for June 15, 1891, and following number (July 1), Herr Rudolf Franck describes the progress of Vegetarianism in Chili. Though the Valparaiso Society numbers only 12 members, it possesses a library and reading room, but, as yet, no restaurant. The chief reason for this want is the difficulty in finding a manager.

Several subsequent issues mentioned that Herr Franck was continuing his paper on '"Vegetarianism in Chili" - unfotunately none of them told us what he said....

From The Vegetarian Messenger (Manchester, England), July 1893, p268:

Valparaiso. - A German newspaper, the Deutsche Nachrichten, contains in No.2,169 a letter of Mr. George Klickman, of Valparaiso, recommending a thorough Vegetarian diet, best without milk and eggs, as the right means to secure health, strength, and a long life. Thus the Vegetarian movement takes its course around the world. - Alfred von Seefeld.

From The Vegetarian Messenger (Manchester, England), March 1894, p186 : - [from theVegetarische Runschau] - The Valparaiso Vegetarian Society, which was founded in 1889, now counts 25 members, mostly Germans, and it is intended to open a vegetarian restaurant.

From The Vegetarian Messenger (Manchester, England), March 1900, p77: - mentions "the breaking up of the Society which was formed some five years ago at Valparaiso." Other activities apparently continued.