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Source: Evening World-Herald
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Few Anarchists in Omaha”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Omaha, Nebraska
Date of publication: 9 September 1901
Volume number: none
Issue number: none
Pagination: 3

“Few Anarchists in Omaha.” Evening World-Herald 9 Sept. 1901: p. 3.
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John J. Donahue; McKinley assassination (personal response); McKinley assassination (opinions, theories, etc.); John J. Donahue (public statements); McKinley assassination (investigation of conspiracy: Omaha, NE); anarchism (Omaha, NE); McKinley assassination (public response: anarchists).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; John J. Donahue; William McKinley.


Few Anarchists in Omaha


None of Those Express Sympathy with Czolgosz—Chief Donahue’s Opinion.

     Chief Donahue of the Omaha police department is very positive in the assertion of the opinion that the shooting of President McKinley was not the result of a deliberately organized plot.
     “You mark my words,” he said this morning, “when this matter is sifted to the bottom it will be found that Czolgosz did the shooting on an insane impulse of [h]is own, without being either abetted or directed by any band of organized anarchists. If the shooting had been the result of a plot the attempt would never have been made at the exposition, with the president surrounded by guards and police, and all the chances not only against the success of the plot, but the escape of the criminal as well. In Washington, at his own home, where he walks and drives practically undefended and unattended is where any attempt on his life would be made that had been carefully plotted and planned in advance.
     “While I am convinced that there was no anarchist plo[t] for the assassination of the president I have still been to the trouble of looking up all the anarchists known to the police in Omaha. There are not more than fifteen anarchists in the city, and these have no organization and no meeting place. Any attempt on their part to organize and hold meetings in Omaha would be promptly squelched by the police. We would not stand for it. Of those I hunted up and talked to there was not one who had the hardihood to express satisfaction over the president’s shooting or to indorse the deed.”



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