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Source: Leslie’s Weekly
Source type: magazine
Document type: editorial column
Document title: “The Plain Truth”
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: 16 January 1902
Volume number: 94
Issue number: 2419
Pagination: 50

“The Plain Truth.” Leslie’s Weekly 16 Jan. 1902 v94n2419: p. 50.
anarchism (Chicago, IL); McKinley assassination (public response: anarchists); anarchism (personal response).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz.


The Plain Truth [excerpt]

THE HISS of the anarchist serpent was heard in Chicago again the other evening, when at a public meeting of the “reds,” attended by over a thousand persons, the name of Czolgosz was wildly cheered and a eulogy upon him was pronounced by an anarchist editor. A demonstration like this ought to be impossible in any American city to-day, and it could not have happened in Chicago if the local authorities had been alert in their duty. Memories of the Haymarket, one might think, would be sufficient to keep the Chicago police nerved up to a proper treatment of the anarchist brood. A loud demand is going up just now from various quarters for a re-enactment of the Chinese exclusion act, and we hear again the old cry that “the Chinese must go.” But much better will it be for the country to insist that the anarchist crowd “must go,” and to stand not on the order of their going. The Chinese may possibly be a menace to free labor, but the assassin breed are a menace to what is dearer still, to peace, order, and the lives of our chosen rulers.



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