Source: New York Times
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “‘Stamp Out Anarchy’”
City of publication: New York, New York
Date of publication: 11 September 1901
Volume number: 50
Issue number: 16124
|“‘Stamp Out Anarchy.’” New York Times 11 Sept. 1901 v50n16124: p. 2.|
|resolutions (Concatenated Order of Hoo-Hoo); McKinley assassination (public response).|
|J. E. Defebaugh; William McKinley.|
“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 countries.
The order also by resolution extended to President McKinley its sympathy and felicitated him on his chances of recovery.