Source: Albuquerque Daily Citizen
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Emma Goldman Arrested”
City of publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico Territory
Date of publication: 10 September 1901
Volume number: 15
Issue number: 251
|“Emma Goldman Arrested.” Albuquerque Daily Citizen 10 Sept. 1901 v15n251: p. 1.|
|Emma Goldman (arrest); Emma Goldman (public statements); Emma Goldman; Emma Goldman (impact on Czolgosz); Leon Czolgosz (connection with anarchists); McKinley assassination (personal response: anarchists); McKinley assassination (investigation of conspiracy: Chicago, IL); anarchists (Chicago, IL).|
|William S. Bull; Luke Colleran; Leon Czolgosz; Emma Goldman; Hippolyte Havel; Abraham Isaak [misspelled below]; Abraham Isaak, Jr. [identified as Maurice Isaaks below]; Mary Isaak [misspelled below; variant first name below]; Mary Isaak (daughter) [misspelled below; variant first name below]; William McKinley; Julia Mechanic [identified as Mechame below]; Charles G. Norris [middle initial wrong below]; Clemens Pfuetzner [first and last name misspelled below]; Alfred Schneider; Enrico Travaglio [misspelled below; variant first name below].|
Emma Goldman Arrested
She Is Arrested in Chicago and Denies Knowledge of the Assassination.
Chicago, Ill., Sept. 10.—Emma Goldman, high priestess
of anarchy, was arrested here at noon today.
Her manner was defiant. She disclaimed all knowledge of Czolgosz and his crime, but admitted having met him here on July 12.
“Do you know your words are what Czolgosz claims stirred him to shoot the president?” she was asked.
“I do not; I never advocated violence. I hardly knew the man. I was leaving for Buffalo when Czolgosz had a few words with me. He said he had heard me lecture at some memorial last May and wanted to know me. He said that he knew I was in Chicago and looked me up. I scarcely remember anything about him, save that his complexion was light.”
“Then how do you know this man is the one who tried to kill the president?”
“Oh,” with a shrug of her shouldeds [sic], “I guessed that from what the newspapers said.”
“What did you think when you heard the attempt to kill the president had been made,” was asked.
She replied disdainfully: “I thought, ‘Oh, the fool.’”
She declared anarchy did not teach men to do the act which has made Czolgosz despised the world over.
“I am an anarchist, a student of sociology, but nothing I ever said to Leon Czolgosz could have led him to do the act which startled everybody on Friday. Am I accountable because some crack-brained persons [sic] puts a wrong construction on my words? There may be anarchists who would murder, but there are also men in every part of life who sometimes feel the impulse to kill. I think Czolgosz was one of those down-trodden men who see all which the rich inflict upon the poor, who think of it, who brood over it and in despair resolve to strike a blow they think for the good of their fellow men. But that is not anarchy.”
“Czolgosz may have been inspired by me, but if he was he took the wrong way of showing it.”
Captain Colleran, chief detective, has sworn out warrants charging Emma Goldman with conspiracy to assassinate President McKinley.
A message from Chief Bull of Buffalo asserts that Czolgosz was in Chicago on August 18 in company with Emma Goldman and Abraham Isaaks. Isaaks and Miss Goldman claim that they saw him last on July 12. This discrepancy is one of the chief points which the police are trying to solve. They advance the theory that the attack on the president was the result of a plot and believe that the plot was hatched in the west. The warrant served on Miss Goldman names as co-conspirators Abraham Isaaks, Maurice Isaaks, Clement Pfeutzer, Hippolyte Havel, Henry Travagolio, Alfred Schneider, Julia Mechame, Marie Isaaks and Marie Isaaks, jr. [sic], who were arrested some days ago. The women were allowed to go, but the men were held without bail and are now in jail.
C. J. Norris, at whose home Miss Goldman was captured, was arrested later.