Source: New York Times
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “An Anarchist Hotbed Existing in London”
City of publication: New York, New York
Date of publication: 11 September 1901
Volume number: 50
Issue number: 16124
|“An Anarchist Hotbed Existing in London.” New York Times 11 Sept. 1901 v50n16124: p. 1.|
|Humbert I; William McKinley.|
An Anarchist Hotbed Existing in London
Plans for Assassination Believed to Be Found in Soho.
After Humbert’s Murder a List of Prospective Victims Was Found—Mr.
McKinley’s Name Was on It.
LONDON, Sept. 11.—The attempt to
assassinate President McKinley has naturally resulted in an increase of the
anxiety caused by the presence of Anarchists in this city. In Soho, which is
called a “nest of anarchy,” the foreign population is so large that the police
are compelled to protect Anarchist clubs. A law for the expulsion of Anarchists
is now demanded.
A Scotland Yard detective complains of the great labor entailed on the department in watching these foreign ruffians. He says scores of men in Soho have been hounded out of Paris, Berlin, and Rome. He believes the Anarchists have a central board here, which formulates plans for assassination.
After the murder of King Humbert, says this detective, a number of papers which belonged to Anarchists in Soho were seized. One of the papers was a list of prospective victims of assassination, of whom President McKinley was one.