Source: Buffalo Enquirer
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Anarchists Met in Walden Avenue”
City of publication: Buffalo, New York
Date of publication: 10 September 1901
Volume number: 58
Issue number: 37
|“Anarchists Met in Walden Avenue.” Buffalo Enquirer 10 Sept. 1901 v58n37: p. 6.|
|anarchism (Buffalo, NY); McKinley assassination (investigation of conspiracy: Buffalo, NY).|
|William S. Bull; Patrick V. Cusack; Emma Goldman.|
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.