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Source: Atlanta Constitution
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Down with Them, Says Mason”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Atlanta, Georgia
Date of publication: 16 September 1901
Volume number: 34
Issue number: none
Pagination: 1

“Down with Them, Says Mason.” Atlanta Constitution 16 Sept. 1901 v34: p. 1.
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William E. Mason (public statements); McKinley assassination (personal response); anarchism (personal response).
Named persons
James A. Garfield; Abraham Lincoln; William E. Mason; William McKinley.


Down with Them, Says Mason


Senator’s Remarks about Anarchists Yesterday.

     Chicago, September 15.—“If the assassination of President McKinley has taught no other lesson, it has taught 70,000,000 people that anarchy is worse than treason and must be driven forever from the country.”
     These ringing words from the lips of United States Senator William E. Mason caused the audience that crowded Hyde Methodist church at the memorial services today burst into a storm of applause.
     “We should have better laws to guard the life of the chief executive of the nation,” said the senator. “Some excuse may be found in hatred or partisan excitement for the assassinations of Lincoln and Garfield; but no such excuse exists for this foul deed. The president was killed by a sane man, who had learned his lesson at the school of anarchy, who had been taught in public places that rulers should be slain, who had been influenced and incited to his deed by the nests of anarchy in Chicago.”



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