Publication information

Iowa State Register
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Code of Instructions to Czolgosz”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Des Moines, Iowa
Date of publication: 12 September 1901
Volume number: 46
Issue number: 215
Pagination: 1

“Code of Instructions to Czolgosz.” Iowa State Register 12 Sept. 1901 v46n215: p. 1.
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McKinley assassination (investigation of conspiracy: Buffalo, NY); Leon Czolgosz (connection with anarchists); Free Society [organization]; anarchism.
Named persons
William S. Bull; Leon Czolgosz.

Code of Instructions to Czolgosz

     Buffalo, Sept. 12.—The Courier says this morning: Superintendent Bull now has in his possession the code of instructions imparted to the selected assassin Czolgosz. The platform of the Free Society was also added to the cumulative evidence of the anarchist conspiracy yesterday. This document binds its members together to advocate and work for the destruction of the existing social order, and continues:
     As in former times, no privileged class ever relinquished its tyranny, no more can we take it for granted that the capitalists of the present day will forego their privileges and their authority without compulsion. It is therefore self-evident that the fight of the proletarian against the upper and the middle classes must be of a violent character and that mere wage conflicts can never lead to the goal. We show by numerous illustrations that all attempts which have been made in the past to do away with the existing monstrous social system through peaceful means—for example the ballot box—have been useless and will be so in the future.
     Force, the only remedy.—We know, therefore, that the ruling class will not voluntarily relinquish its prerogatives and will make no concessions to us. Under all these circumstances there is only one remedy left—force.
     Our platform is simple and divided as follows:
     1. Destruction of existing class domination through inexorable revolution in international activity.
     2. The building of a free society on communistic organization or productions.
     3. Free exchange of equivalent products through the productive organization without jobbing and profit making.
     4. Organization of the educational system upon non-religious and scientific and an equal basis for both sexes.
     5. Equal rights for all without distinction of sex or race.
     6. The regulation of public affairs through agreement between the independent communes and confederacies.