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Source: Chautauquan
Source type: magazine
Document type: editorial
Document title: “The Assassin”
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: October 1901
Volume number: 34
Issue number: 1
Pagination: 3

“The Assassin.” Chautauquan Oct. 1901 v34n1: p. 3.
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McKinley assassination (investigation).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz [variant spelling below]; Emma Goldman.


The Assassin

     The insensate and horrible assassination provoked some talk of lynching in quarters from which more law-abiding sentiments might have been expected. The murderer, who was promptly jailed and guarded in Buffalo, will be tried by due process of law. Following his arrest, police in other cities arrested a number of alleged anarchists on the charge of conspiracy to kill the president. These arrests included one Emma Goldman, to whose public utterances Leon Czolgasz is said to have referred as inspiration to his deed. Evidences of conspiracy are wanting at the date of this comment. In an alleged confession Czolgasz is represented as claiming to be an anarchist, adding that he had met with groups of anarchists in different places, but that he was absolutely without accomplices in deliberately killing the ruler of the nation. Czolgasz was born in the United States about twenty-eight years ago, of parents who came from Posen, in Polish Prussia. Father and stepmother give him the reputation of a timid weakling, a ne’er-do-well.



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