“Stamp Out Anarchy”
Prominent Secret Order Will Memorialize Congress
to Enact Drastic Laws.
NORFOLK, Va., Sept.
10.—The second day of the National Concatenation of the Hoo-Hoo
here was made important by the resolutions adopted at a secret meeting
this morning, upon the motion of Mr. J. E. Defebaugh of Chicago,
who is a representative of the American Association of Lumbermen.
Representatives of the order from every State and Territory in the
Union voted for the following:
Whereas, For the third time in
a period of but little more than three and one-half decades
the Chief Executive of the Nation has been shot down at the
hands of an Anarchist or by persons of anarchistic tendencies;
therefore, be it
Resolved, That this order hereby
memorialize Congress to enact laws and provide penalties that
shall stamp from the face of our land this class of beings by
prohibiting any gathering whatsoever at which anarchistic tenets
are promulgated; prohibit both the publication and circulation
of newspapers and documents containing such teachings, and prohibit
any plot against the life of any one holding high office in
this or in any other land, and provide penalties for the infraction
of these laws that shall be the most severe known in civilized
The order also by resolution
extended to President McKinley its sympathy and felicitated him
on his chances of recovery.