Publication information

Free Society
Source type: magazine
Document type: news column
Document title: “Chicago Meetings”
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: 2 February 1902
Volume number: 9
Issue number: 5
Pagination: 7

“Chicago Meetings.” Free Society 2 Feb. 1902 v9n5: p. 7.
Jenkin Lloyd Jones (public addresses); anarchism; anarchism (dealing with); Leon Czolgosz (as anarchist).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; Abraham Isaak; Jenkin Lloyd Jones [first name misspelled below]; Lucy E. Parsons; Leo Tolstoy.
The identity of A. Schneider (below) cannot be determined. Possibly it is Alfred Schneider.

The author of the news column is identified in the magazine simply as “Reporter.”

Chicago Meetings

     At the Chicago Commons, January 23, Rev. Jenken Lloyd Jones lectured on “Anarchism, its Cause and Cure.” The speaker made a difference between “philosophical Anarchism” and what he termed “violent Anarchism,” and confined his remarks to the last. He claimed that deeds of violence, such as the act of Czolgosz, cannot be restrained or prevented by legislation, but that education is the only remedy. He argued that the more government we have, the more freedom we enjoy, and that the higher civilization advances, the more need have people for a strong government.
     A. Isaak wanted to know if the speaker considered Russia more free than America, as it certainly had more government. A. Schneider denied that Anarchism was synonymous with terrorism, and pointed out that Tolstoy and many other Anarchists today were non-resistants. He said that he was not a non-resistant, but denied that methods had anything to do with the principles of Anarchism. Lucy E. Parsons said that no one knew whether Czolgosz was an Anarchist or not. He had gone to the grave unheard.