Publication information

Buffalo Evening News
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Words That May Have Inspired Czolgosz”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Buffalo, New York
Date of publication: 10 September 1901
Volume number: 42
Issue number: 129
Pagination: 7

“Words That May Have Inspired Czolgosz.” Buffalo Evening News 10 Sept. 1901 v42n129: p. 7.
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McKinley assassination (investigation of conspiracy: Cleveland, OH); Emil Schilling; Emma Goldman (public statements).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; Emma Goldman; Emil Schilling.

Words That May Have Inspired Czolgosz


Emma Goldman Said Slayer of a Ruler Was a Hero and Not a Criminal.

     CLEVELAND, O., Sept. 10.—Among the anarchists of Cleveland nothing can be learned connecting Czolgosz, the President’s assassin, with Emma Goldman, even though Czolgosz declared in his confession that it was the female anarchist of New York who inspired him to commit the assault upon the President.
     Emil Schilling of 4 Elwell street is the treasurer of the Liberty Club, an anarchist organization, before which Emma Goldman spoke when she was here last May. Schilling admits that he and his wife and children are anarchists. He refused to tell whether he knew Czolgosz.
     Schilling said he did not believe Czolgosz had an accomplice. Czolgosz says that it was Emma Goldman’s speech that made him an anarchist. A man who heard that speech today quoted a part of it as follows: “I do not believe in murder,” she said, “but if a man is made frantic by the injustice of the Government and shoots one of the rulers, he is not a criminal, but a hero.” Speaking of reforms, she said: “They must begin at the top with the White House card parties.”