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Source: Philadelphia Record
Source type: newspaper
Document type: editorial
Document title: none
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date of publication: 17 September 1901
Volume number: none
Issue number: 10789
Pagination: 4

[untitled]. Philadelphia Record 17 Sept. 1901 n10789: p. 4.
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anarchism (government response); Polish Americans.
Named persons
William McKinley.



     In their attempt to prepare a census of the anarchists in New York city [sic] the police are devoting themselves especially to an inquiry among the Poles. This is due to the Polish parentage of the assassin of President McKinley. An intelligent and patriotic Polish-American protests against the inferen[c]e that anarchistic doctrines are common among his people. His contention will seem reasonable to those who know anything of the Poles, most of whom in this country live in Buffalo, Detroit, Chicago and Milwaukee. Immigrants of no other blood—not even the Boh[e]mians—have a stronger disposition to form an exclusive society in which to preserve their religion, language and customs with zealous care than have the Poles. As a rule these people are industrious and frugal, and are in a fair way to become rich. They are an impulsive people, often intractable and violent, but they are not disposed to tolera[t]e anarchistic or socialistic doctrines. The Polish clergy is inquisitorial enough to prevent any doctrines which the Church condemns from making headway among its congregations.



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