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Source: Book-Keeper and Business Man’s Magazine
Source type: journal
Document type: letter to the editor
Document title: “Answer to the ‘Old Man’ on European Nations”
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: April 1904
Volume number: 16
Issue number: 10
Pagination: 55

“Answer to the ‘Old Man’ on European Nations.” Book-Keeper and Business Man’s Magazine Apr. 1904 v16n10: p. 55.
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Leon Czolgosz.
Named persons
Christopher Columbus; Leon Czolgosz.
The letter (below) appears to be written in response to “The Europeanizing of America,” an opinion piece appearing in the January 1904 issue of the journal (v16n7, p. 35) whose authorship is credited to “The Old Man.”


Answer to the “Old Man” on European Nations

AS regards to the lives of Polish and other foreign nations [sic] of United States, I wish to differ with the “Old Man.” In the first place, we all know from American history that the United States was discovered by a foreign man, whom we all know was Christopher Columbus, and consequently we should give all respect to the foreign nations, and not insult them for the conduct of a few people. Now, pertaining especially to the Polish people, we deeply deplore the sad loss of our President a few years ago, but we must say that the conduct of such a man should not be placed or compared with the whole Polish nation. This man Czolgosz, who shot and killed our President, was more of an American than a Pole, as he was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He was educated there in the American public schools, and was not taught or educated in Polish Catholic schools of this country to do such a dastardly act. He also did not believe in any religion, and said that there was no such a thing as a God. I hope this explanation will bring this “Old Man” to his sensible thoughts, in order that he may write up his subjects more intelligently.




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