Publication information

Atlanta Constitution
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “‘Kill Them,’ They Cried Out”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Atlanta, Georgia
Date of publication: 16 September 1901
Volume number: 34
Issue number: none
Pagination: 1

“‘Kill Them,’ They Cried Out.” Atlanta Constitution 16 Sept. 1901 v34: p. 1.
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McKinley memorial services (Detroit, MI); Russell Alexander Alger (public statements); Henry M. Duffield (public statements); anarchism (personal response); anarchism (public response).
Named persons
Russell Alexander Alger; Henry M. Duffield; William C. Maybury; William McKinley; Alfred Russell.

“Kill Them,” They Cried Out


Audience’s Reply to Question as to Anarchists.

     Detroit, Mich., September 15.—Nearly 2,000 people had gathered in Light Guard armory this afternoon when Mayor Maybury called to order the public mass meeting in memoriam of the late President McKinley, which the common council called at its special session yesterday. The keynote of the speakers was the necessity of uprooting and stamping out anarchy in this country. General R. A. Alger, secretary of war in President McKinley’s former cabinet, said:
     “The root of anarchy which has been started in our country and which has resulted in the loss of a president should be stamped out. It is our imperative duty to stamp out the evil.”
     He was followed by General H. M. Duffield, who declared:
     “Congress dare not adjourn without passing a measure which will stamp out this greatest of evils—anarchism.”
     When Alfred Russell, a leader of the local bar, asked what shall be done with anarchists, there were cries from the audience of “Kill them! Burn them!”