Source: Richmond Dispatch
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Anarchists Driven Out”
City of publication: Richmond, Virginia
Date of publication: 18 September 1901
Volume number: none
Issue number: 15729
|“Anarchists Driven Out.” Richmond Dispatch 18 Sept. 1901 n15729: p. .|
|anarchists (Guffey Hollow, PA); anarchism (public response); lawlessness (mob rule: Guffey Hollow, PA).|
Anarchists Driven Out
A Ku Klux Raid Forced Them to Leave the Country.
PITTSBURG [sic], PA., September
17.—A Commercial Gazette special from a staff correspondent says thirty armed
men, imitating the movement of the famous Ku Klux clan [sic], raided the Anarchists
of Guffey Hollow, Westmoreland county [sic], Sunday night, and forced twenty-five
families to take their departure from the town before daylight.
The raiders surrounded the house and terrorized the Anarchists by firing Winchesters and revolvers and yelling like Indians.
During a lull in the fusilade [sic] one of the Anarchists, who could speak English, ventured from his house under a flag of truce and had a parley with the invaders. The result of the conference was that the Anarchists agreed to be responsible for the immediate removal of the whole colony. By the terms of the capitulation the foreigners were to leave the vicinity with their wives, children, and all their belongings before daybreak. They kept their contract, and before the sun rose every house in the settlement was deserted. The only favor they asked in return for their exodus was that their lives should be spared.