The translation is rough, but here is some nackground for the digitization of Klemens, the officla publication of the former Diocese of Tiraspol in Saratov.
The complete list of issues available can be found here.
Many thanks to Alexander Spak.
“KLEMENS” ( “Klemens”), a Catholic weekly magazine in German, published in 1897-1907 in Saratov; in 1907-14 he appeared as a Sunday supplement to the newspaper Deutsche Rundschau, first in Saratov, and from January 1908 (No. 12) in Odessa. The font of the magazine is Gothic. Format – 28×32, volume: 1st year ed. (1897/98) – 16 p., From the 2nd (1898/99) to the 7th (1903/04). ed. – 8 pp., From the 8th (1904/05) to the 10th (1906/07). ed. – 16 p., From the 11th (1907/08) to the 17th (1913/14). ed. – 8 p. Page numbering is continuous throughout the year. Frequency: 1 time per week; in 1906/07 (10th year of publication) – 2 times a week. Circulation – not clarified. The annual subscription price is 3 rubles. with shipment.
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The trial number of the journal was published on August 24, 1897, and the first issue was October 8, 1897. The publishing year was considered from October of the current year to September of the next, therefore the first year of publication falls on 1897/98, the second – 1898/99, the third – 1899/1900, etc.
Publisher and executive editor of the magazine from the 1st to the 9th years. ed. (from October 1897 to September 1906) was professor of Tiraspol Roman Catholic theological seminary Joseph Krushinsky . After the prelate Y. Krushinsky left editorial work, the post of executive editor from October 1906 (10th ed.) To October 1909 (No. 4, 1909/10) was occupied by the former rector of the Ekaterinstadt Roman Catholic Church, Philip Becker , and with No. 5, 1909/10 (13th ed.) And until closing in 1914 – Dr. Michael Hilfer. The publisher of the magazine from October 1906 to May 1909 was the Klemensgesellschaft society, which was first located in Saratov, and from January 1908 in Odessa. From May 1909 until its closure in 1914, the publisher of the magazine was the Klemensverein Society in Odessa.
The magazine was printed: in 1897-1906 – in the printing house “G.Kh. Shelhorn and Co.” in Saratov, in 1906-07 – in the printing house of the Clemens Partnership in Saratov, in 1907-14 – in the printing house of the St. Clement Society in Odessa, which was located first on Yekaterininsky streets, at number 35, and later the printing house moved to Deribasovskaya street, at number 13.
The magazine published Joseph Krushinsky under the pseudonym Jeromeus (Hieronymus), Joseph Kessler (Josef Keßler), Valentin Greiner (Valentin Greiner), Alois Schönfeld, J. Altmeier (Josef Altmeier), M. Andow (M. Andow), I. Befart (Joh. Bewkas), Adolf von Dnjestrberg (pseudo), Friedrich Dornhoff (Friedrich Dornhoff ), Jakob Ecker, Anton Fleck, I. Graf, J. Graf, Gottfried Hacker, Josef Hollmann, I.V. Jansen (JW Jansen), Adolf Kolping (Adolf Kolping), Erich Kraft (Erich Kraft), Josef Neugum (Josef Neugum), Kordula Peregrina (pseudo.) (Cordula Peregrina), L.A. Roos (L.A. Roos), L.I. Schoenfeld (L. Joh. Schönfeld), Franz von Seeburg (Franz von Seeburg), I. Siebenhar (Joh. Siebenhaar), Joseph Shpilman (Joseph Spillmann), Raymund Ullmann (Raymund Ullmann), Louis Cepelin (Ludowika Zepelin) and others.
Despite the fact that the magazine had a religious orientation, it published materials of a general nature, including reports on the history of the creation of colonies, traditions and culture of the Volga migrants, various statistical materials were cited. During the discussion of school problems, the magazine discussed issues of teaching the Russian language in German schools (Alois Kaul, Noch ein Wort über unsere Kirchenschulen // 8th year of publication (1904/05), No. 5; Georg Götte, Unsere Dorfschule // 8th year of publication (1904/05), Nos. 9-11, 15, 17, 23, 24). During the revolution of 1905, the journal published critical material regarding the behavior of certain clergymen (criticism of the activities of Catholic priests in the Rovnoye colony (Zelman), whom the residents accused of being servile to the government and the opposition to reform). In 1899/1900 (3rd year ed.“Stephan Heindel” of Ironimus (Hieronymus, literary pseudonym of J. Krushinsky ).
Constant headings: Papal Epistles and Epistles, Episcopal Epistles, Highest Decrees, Official News, Announcements, Articles, Stories, Poems, Sketches, Messages from Colonies, Biographies, History, Obituaries, Miscellaneous, etc. At different times, the magazine had appendices to individual issues : 1902/03 to No. 18, 39; 1903/04 to nos. 4, 52; 1904/05 to No. 30 – Statuten des Unterstützung-vereins; 1904/05 to No. 43 and others.
Starting from the 11th year of publication (No. 12, 1907/08), the magazine was transferred to Odessa and published as a Sunday supplement to the daily newspaper Deutsche Rundschau (German Review). With number 19 of February 9, 1914 (the 17th year of publication) came out with the subtitle “Beilage der Deutschen Rundschau. Sonntagsblatt der Diözese Tiraspol “(Appendix to the German Review. Sunday newspaper of the Tiraspol diocese). Closed on August 17, 1914 together with the newspaper Deutsche Rundschau by order of the Governor-General of Odessa M.I. Ebelova.
The last issue was published in August 1914 (No. 46 dated August 17, 1914).