Publication information

Iowa State Register
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Why Anarchy Is Rampant”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Des Moines, Iowa
Date of publication: 11 September 1901
Volume number: 46
Issue number: 214
Pagination: 3

“Why Anarchy Is Rampant.” Iowa State Register 11 Sept. 1901 v46n214: p. 3.
full text
Clyde M. Allen (public statements); anarchism (dealing with); National Association of Chiefs of Police of the United States and Canada.
Named persons
Clyde M. Allen; Richard Sylvester.

Why Anarchy Is Rampant

     Cincinnati, Sept. 10.—Clyde M. Allen, editor of the International Police Journal, organ of the National Association of Chiefs of Police of the United States and Canada, today said: “The fact that anarchy is rampant in the United States today is due to the parsimony of the government. It is a notorious fact among police officers that the secret service department is so badly handicapped by lack of funds that it can not even keep track of counterfeiters, to say nothing of watching anarchists. It is one of the most important and still neglected departments of the government. Long before the president fell a victim to an anarchist the members of the Chiefs of Police Association of the United States and Canada realized the necessity of suppressing anarchy. With that in view, it has been planned to ask the next session of congress to establish a national bureau of identification at Washington under the supervision of the government to keep track of the movements of every anarchist. Affiliation is planned with similar bureaus in other countries, many of which have already requested such an interchange of information. The call for action by Major Sylvester, president of the association, is but a part of the plan to bring all the police departments of the United States, Canada and the world into close touch. The next meeting of the association to which the chiefs of police of the world will be invited, and which promises to become an anti-anarchy congress, has been called for next May, in Louisville.”