Plot to Murder the President
PENNSYLVANIA ANARCHISTS REPORTED TO HAVE CONTACTED
WAS CZOLGOSZ’S OLD BAND.
ABANDONED MEMBER TELLS OF PLOT—SECRET SERVICE INVESTIGATES.
Newark, N. J., April
21.—An alleged plot on the part of the Pennsylvania anarchists,
who are said the have headquarters at Hazleton, to assassinate President
Roosevelt is being investigated by the United States secret service.
Information which led to the investigation was given to the officers
by Chief of Police Adams a few days ago, just before he shot and
Revealed by Conspirator.
The chief told the secret
service officials that he obtained his information from Jan Bartula,
who recently came there from Audenreid, Pa., who claims to be a
member of the band of conspirators.
He said they had gone back on him,
and it was with a desire to be revenged upon them that he exposed
the plot. He gave Chief Adams the names of several persons who,
he said were
Implicated in the Plot,
and further said that Czolgosz, who assassinated President
McKinley, had been a member of the band. Chief Flynn of the New
York district of the United States secret service has had several
men at work on the case ever since the information was given him
by Chief Adams. They have interviewed Bartula, and he told them
practically the same story.