Supporter of Red and Yellow Flung into Lake Washington
(Special Dispatch to The Herald.)
SEATTLE, Sept. 16.—An excited crowd
of pleasure-seekers picked up an anarchist last night at Madison
park and threw him into Lake Washington. This unexpected
bath had a depressing effect on the supporter of red and
yellow principles. He crawled out of the cold water a pitiable
looking object and slunk away, followed by hisses and not
a few threats of violence.
Who the man is no one appears to know.
He was a fairly well dressed and used good English. It was
the opinion of some who saw him that his utterances were
excusable to a certain extent owing to his condition,
which verged on maudlin intoxication. His remarks were addressed
to no one in particular, but were on the line of red
hot anarchism. The crowd paid no attention to him
a t [sic] first, but when he kept it up some one suggested
that he be thrown int o [sic] the water.
No sooner was the suggestion
made than the offender was grabbed, hustled to the
edge of the wharf and fired into the air. He fell about
eight feet before striking the water. No one offered
to help him out and he had quite a hard struggle to
reach the shore.