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Source: Railway Conductor
Source type: journal
Document type: letter to the editor
Document title: none
Author(s): La Fayette
Date of publication: October 1901
Volume number: 18
Issue number: 10
Pagination: 793-94 (excerpt below includes only page 793)

La Fayette. [untitled]. Railway Conductor Oct. 1901 v18n10: pp. 793-94.
McKinley assassination (personal response).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; Emma Goldman; Johann Most [variant first name below].
The letter (below) is identified as being written at Wilmington, NC. It appears in a section of the journal titled “Fraternal” (pp. 786-97).


[untitled] [excerpt]

     The diabolical crime of Czolgosz has filled the country with indignation and sorrow and one hears little else in discussion. We are glad in our belief that no American is so base as to be a party to such depravity. We believe in law and order but an exception to this case is admissible and he should never have been allowed to reach an asylum of safety where he is permitted to pose as a martyr thereby encouraging that species of notoriety that thrives under the bloody banner of anarchism. Had that attempt been made when the President was in our territory the state would have been saved the expense of a trial and the coroner’s jury would have rendered a verdict that would have satisfied all laws, and the cause would have received a shock that would make Emma Goldman and John Most quake in their boots.



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