Anarchists Met in Walden Avenue
The police of the entire
city are keeping their eyes open for Anarchists and meeting places
of the Reds. It is believed that a place at which the Anarchists
have been holding meetings lately has been found by the police in
Walden Avenue, in the extreme eastern portion of the city.
The hall in which the Reds are supposed
to have met up to a week ago is in the rear of a saloon and is so
built that entrance can be made to it from a number of places.
The building is located in a portion
of the city that is populated by Germans and Poles. The neighbors
say for many weeks as many as 200 men have been seen to enter the
building on Sunday nights and that at times loud cheering has been
heard issuing from the hall.
One man said this morning that about
a month ago he saw a woman enter the house and that she looked like
the pictures of Emma Goldman. This occurred about the time the woman
is supposed to have been in the city, so the police think the Anarchist
lead [sic] attended the session.
The police are said to have secured
some of the printed matter distributed in the hall and have gained
other information on which a number of arrests may be made within
a few days.
As they are doing throughout [the?]
case the police are maintaining a profound silence. They will say
nothing about the discovery they have made.
Supt. Bull was in a conference all
morning and could not be seen. Chief of Detectives Cusack stated
that he knows nothing about the case.
The people in the vicinity of the
house in Walden Avenue were highly excited this morning over the
fact that an Anarchist meeting place is in their neighborhood. They
now recall vividly the many secret meetings that have been held
in the hall.
The police maintain their usual quietness
about the case. When Supt. Bull was asked about the Anarchists’
headquarters he emphatically stated that he knew nothing about it.
He added that he would have detectives make a thorough investigation
of the matter.