Publication information

New-York Tribune
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Law Stamping Out Anarchy”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: New York, New York
Date of publication: 15 September 1901
Volume number: 61
Issue number: 20027
Part/Section: 2
Pagination: 2

“Law Stamping Out Anarchy.” New-York Tribune 15 Sept. 1901 v61n20027: part 2, p. 2.
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Pan-American Exposition (Government Building); Law [sculpture]; William Ordway Partridge (public statements).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; William McKinley; William Ordway Partridge.
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Law Stamping Out Anarchy



     On the façade of the Government Building at the Pan-American Exposition in which President McKinley held a reception on the day before he received the fatal wound from Czolgosz’s revolver, is a group representing law stamping out anarchy. The Government Building is on the opposite side of the esplanade from the Temple of Music, in which the President was shot down. The central female figure of the group on the Government Building, upholding in her arms tablets of the law containing the words “The Law Rules,” looked down on the assassin as he entered the Temple of Music with murder in his heart and the instrument of death in his hand.
     William Ordway Partridge, of Boston, the sculptor, said last night:

     My group representing law stamping out anarchy and disorder, on the façade of the Government Building at Buffalo, over the main entrance, seems to have a peculiar significance at this moment. When given this group I resolved to represent the idea by three figures. The central female figure upholds in her arms the tablets of the law, bearing the words “The Law Rules.” This figure is about twelve feet in height, but owing to its enormous distance from the ground, about sixty-five feet, it seems to the eye to be of normal size.
     On either side of this female figure is a symbolical male figure representing force; one, the force of intelligence and knowledge of the laws of the preceding ages, holding a shield for protection, and the fasces of the government, the head bowed in thought, the figure in repose. The other figure, to the right of the central figure, represents the physical power to carry out the law’s behests. This man also holds a shield for defence and a sword to compel obedience to law’s rightful demands, and is alert and on guard.