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Source: Iowa State Register
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Connected with Chicago Anarchists”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Des Moines, Iowa
Date of publication: 7 September 1901
Volume number: 46
Issue number: 210
Pagination: 1

“Connected with Chicago Anarchists.” Iowa State Register 7 Sept. 1901 v46n210: p. 1.
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McKinley assassination (opinions, theories, etc.: Secret Service); Leon Czolgosz (connection with anarchists).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz [identified as Nieman below].


Connected with Chicago Anarchists

     Washington, Sept. 6.—It is the opinion of the secret service officials in this city that the shooting of the president is an outcropping, in some obscure way, of the Haymarket riots, and that it will be found eventually that Nieman, the would-be assassin, has some connection with the group of persons who assisted in the Chicago anarchists’ riot. The secret service officials are of this opinion, because of the name of the man and the fact that he is probably from the same general section of the country as some of the Haymarket participants. The secret service bureau had the Paterson, N. J., group of anarchists very thoroughly under surveillance, and are confident that Nieman has no association with these people. Three secret service operatives were in Buffalo about the president at the time of the shooting, and another was on the way to Cleveland. While the theory of the secret service here is as stated, at the same time no facts concerning the matter are at this time known to the secret service bureau, so it is conceded to be but a surmise at present that they belong to the Haymarket gang.



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