Source: Omaha Sunday Bee
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Governor Savage on Anarchy”
City of publication: Omaha, Nebraska
Date of publication: 8 September 1901
Volume number: none
Issue number: none
|“Governor Savage on Anarchy.” Omaha Sunday Bee 8 Sept. 1901: part 1, p. 2.|
|Ezra P. Savage (public statements); anarchism (government response); anarchism (legal penalties).|
|Ezra P. Savage.|
Governor Savage on Anarchy
Declares It Is Treason and That Attacks on Officials Should Be Punishable by Death.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Sept. 7.—(Special Telegram.)—In response
to an inquiry suggested by the Buffalo calamity as to how, in his opinion, anarchy
should be treated, Governor Savage tonight made the following statement:
“Anarchy is treason. Anarchists should be treated as traitors to our country, and anarchistic utterances, in public or private, should constitute treason.
“Meetings of anarchists should be prohibited under heavy penalties imposed upon each and every auditor who is shown to be a member and each and every speaker at such meetings, as well as the teachers of their doctrines, should be punished by imprisonment for life.
“Every attempt to take the life of any of the officials of the government should be punished by death. The property of any printing establishment issuing anarchistic literature should be confiscated and the proprietors treated and punished as anarchists.”