Source: San Francisco Call
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Free Love Colony under Surveillance”
City of publication: San Francisco, California
Date of publication: 12 September 1901
Volume number: 90
Issue number: 104
|“Free Love Colony under Surveillance.” San Francisco Call 12 Sept. 1901 v90n104: p. 2.|
|anarchism (Home, WA).|
|Leon Czolgosz; Emma Goldman; William McKinley; John Pope; Lois Waisbrooker.|
Free Love Colony under Surveillance
Tacoma Anarchists Declare the Shooting of the President Justifiable.
TACOMA, Sept. 11.—Since the shooting
of President McKinley attention is being given to a large colony of anarchists
and free lovers in this county. The colony is made up of anarchists who have
attained more or less prominence in Chicago and Northwestern cities. Among them
is John Pope, who four years ago was jailed in Portland for sending obscene
literature through the mails. Another is Lois Waisbrooker, a woman more than
70 years old, formerly of New York, who loudly denounces what she calls the
present sex slavery of women. She prints a paper called Clothed With the Sun,
in which she advocates free love.
Leaders of the colony do not hesitate to declare that Czolgosz was justified in shooting President McKinley. They claim it was no worse than the shooting of the Filipinos by American soldiers. Two years ago Emma Goldman visited Puget Sound and was heard by many persons now members of this colony. The newspaper organ of the colony is called Discontent.
County officers have the colonists under surveillance and are endeavoring to learn how closely they are connected with Eastern organizations now being investigated by Government agents.