Source: Lucifer, the Light-Bearer
Source type: magazine
Document type: letter to the editor
Document title: none
Author(s): B., L. M.
Date of publication: 21 September 1901
Volume number: 5
Issue number: 36
Series: third series
|B., L. M. [untitled]. Lucifer, the Light-Bearer 21 Sept. 1901 v5n36 (3rd series): p. 294.|
|McKinley assassination (public response: Florence, MO); anarchism (public response); McKinley assassination (public response: criticism).|
|L. M. B.; Balaam.|
The word anarchists is spelled below both with and without capitalization in accordance with the original document.
The date of publication provided by the magazine is September 21, E. M. 301.
Whole No. 883.
Alternate magazine title: Lucifer, the Lightbearer.
L. M. B., Florence, Mo.:—I attended a meeting of the citizens of this town, last night, the purpose of which, as stated in the call, was to express sympathy for our dead President; but which seemed to me to be very incendiary, as the “resolutions” advocated hanging, deporting, or jailing all “anarchists” and refusing them the use of the United States mails to distribute their literature. One of the “speakers,” a very bigoted Methodist, in dilating on the beauties of our “government” that these wicked “Anarchists” are trying to overthrow, said that we want a government of peace and protection. He demanded that we be protected in our homes and in our assemblies; that we may meet in our churches and halls, with none to make us afraid; that each shall be at liberty to do as he pleases so long as he does not interfere with the liberty of any one else. Please don’t give this descendent of Balaam’s speaking trumpet away so that the detectives can catch him, as he belongs to that numerous and highly respectable class called “good citizens,” and I would not like to be instrumental in getting him into the clutches of the law.