Political Murder

Flame-red, the carnations lay upon six square feet of sidewalk of Manhattan's Fifth Avenue and 15th Street. Flame-red, they rested in the cars of the funeral cortege that rolled by. On pavement and auto seat, in lapels of hundreds of mourners, they symbolized the passing of Carlo Tresca. Shot down last week on a street corner near his little Italian-language newspaper office, the jovial, goateed, almost legendary radical editor presented in death the spectacle, revolting to the U.S., of political assassination.

Tresca, son of a wealthy landowner, came over from his native Italy as a steerage immigrant in 1904. He...

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