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Source: Daily Inter Ocean
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Isaak Denounces Bull”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Chicago, Illinois
Date of publication: 13 September 1901
Volume number: 30
Issue number: 173
Pagination: [2]

 
Citation
“Isaak Denounces Bull.” Daily Inter Ocean 13 Sept. 1901 v30n173: p. [2].
 
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Keywords
Abraham Isaak (public statements); William S. Bull; McKinley assassination (investigation of conspiracy: Buffalo, NY: criticism); Leon Czolgosz (connection with anarchists); anarchism (Chicago, IL); Free Society [organization].
 
Named persons
William S. Bull; Leon Czolgosz; Clarence Darrow; Abraham Isaak [variant first name below].
 
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Isaak Denounces Bull

 

Anarchist Calls the Buffalo Chief of Police “a Big Fool.”

     “I think Chief Bull of the Buffalo police is a big fool,” said Anarchist Abram Isaak in the county jail yesterday. “My opinion is based on his assertion that he has evidence to show that Czolgosz belongs to a band of murderers, and that some of the anarchists now locked up in the county jail here are members of the band.”
     According to the Buffalo dispatches, Czolgosz is a member of a secret group of anarchists called the Free society. Their watchword is said to be force, and the manual of the organization contains full instructions to those who may be selected to commit murder, “action” being the word used in the manual instead of the harsher term. The Buffalo police connect Isaak and his comrades with this supposed organization through the fact that Isaak’s publication is called the Free Society. Isaak willingly answered all questions which were put to him yesterday concerning the supposed secret band.
     “Did you ever hear of a society of anarchists called Free society?” he was asked.
     “Yes, to be sure,” was the response.
     “Where has the society held its meetings?”
     “In my house,” said the anarchist, smiling broadly at the look of surprise and perplexity exhibited on the faces of the persons who were listening to his seemingly damaging admissions.
     “What was the purpose of this anarchistic group?”
     “Well,” said Isaak, still smiling, “I’ll tell you all about the society. In the first place, it isn’t, and never was, a band of murderers, and Czolgosz never was a member of the group. Instead of being a band of assassins, we are a band of broad-minded thinkers, whose only object is to advance the cause of anarchy by educating the people. One of the brightest lawyers in Chicago, Clarence Darrow, has attended our meetings, and has addressed us on philosophical subjects. Our meetings were always open, and our greatest desire was to have people attend whose views of government are opposed to ours, so that they could be educated and brought to our way of thinking. By the title Free society we mean free people.”

 

 


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