Source: Akron Daily Democrat
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Woman Anarchist Was Arraigned”
City of publication: Akron, Ohio
Date of publication: 11 September 1901
Volume number: 10
Issue number: 123
|“Woman Anarchist Was Arraigned.” Akron Daily Democrat 11 Sept. 1901 v10n123: p. 1.|
|Emma Goldman (arraignment); Emma Goldman (incarceration).|
|Emma Goldman; Charles G. Norris.|
Woman Anarchist Was Arraigned
Protests Her Innocence Vigorously.
Will Not Go to Buffalo without Fight.
Miss Goldman Demands an Immediate Trial.
Chicago, Sept. 11.—(Spl.)—Emma Goldman and Charles
G. Norris, in whose house she was arrested, were arraigned this morning to answer
to the charge of conspiracy to assassinate the President. Miss Goldman announced
that she was ready for trial, but the City Prosecutor asked for a continuance
to Sept. 19, when other anarchists will be tried.
Miss Goldman insisted upon an immediate trial, but desired first to have a consultation with the attorneys who are expected to handle her cases. As neither was in the court room, a postponement was taken until they appear. Miss Goldman was then taken back to the woman’s prison.
Miss Goldman, before her arraignment, was just as vehement in her protestations of innocence [as] she was when first arrested.
She declared that if the Buffalo authorities wanted her they would have to apply for extradition papers.
Miss Goldman passed a restless night. She paced the floor for several hours and complained of having a headache.
Miss Goldman awoke several times during her short sleep which ended at 4 o’clock, when she arose and asked for copies of all the morning newspapers.
These were given her and she read all of them with great avidity. The accounts of her arrest and the interviews were criticised with her customary vigor. The pictures of her, she said, made her look like an ex-convict. At 7 o’clock she was taken to the station assembly room and provided with the breakfast of coffee and black bread.