Source: Cleveland Leader
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “An Italian Anarchist”
City of publication: Cleveland, Ohio
Date of publication: 16 September 1901
Volume number: 54
Issue number: 259
|“An Italian Anarchist.” Cleveland Leader 16 Sept. 1901 v54n259: p. 7.|
|Robert C. Wuestenberg; anarchism (Cleveland, OH).|
|William McKinley; Robert C. Wuestenberg.|
An Italian Anarchist
HE FORCES REV. R. C. WUESTENBERG TO TAKE DOWN
PRESIDENT M’KINLEY’S PICTURE.
Rev. Robert C. Wuestenberg, pastor
of the Woodland Avenue Methodist Church, at the corner of Woodland and Slater
avenues, was placing a portrait of President McKinley on the outside of the
church at about 4:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon, when an Italian came along
and ordered him, with a show of violence, to take down the picture.
Fearing that the portrait would be defaced or torn down if left on the outside, the pastor went into the church and was about to hang up the picture there when he found that the Italian had followed him and was wildly gesticulating to him to take down the picture, and at the same time deriding the President with vicious tones.
The minister laid the picture aside and the Italian departed. The police were then notified of the incident, and the whole police force is searching for the Italian. He is described as being about thirty-five years of age, five feet seven inches tall, and weighing 170 pounds. He also wore earrings.