Source: Burlington Hawk-Eye
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Anarchist Feels Rope”
City of publication: Burlington, Iowa
Date of publication: 4 October 1901
Volume number: 63
Issue number: 100
|“Anarchist Feels Rope.” Burlington Hawk-Eye 4 Oct. 1901 v63n100: p. 1.|
|anarchists (Providence, RI); McKinley assassination (sympathizers); lawlessness (mob rule: Providence, RI).|
Anarchist Feels Rope
Fellow Workmen Try to String Him Up—He Is Discharged.
Providence, R. I., Oct. 3.—Workmen in the forgeshop of the Rhode Island locomotive works in the city, incensed by the utterances of a Russian Pole, who avowed himself to be an anarchist and said he would some day do what Czolgosz had done, proceeded to string him up in the shop to-day. They fastened a rope around his neck, carried it over the jib of a crane and hauled on it until he was about to be lifted from the floor. Then the head hammer man interfered. The men declared they did not intend to kill the fellow, but were determined to make him feel their power to do so, and make him understand that only a lawful spirit saved him from death. The assistant superintendent, on learning of the affair, discharged the man.