Hail to the Majesty of the Law
A murderous wretch shoots down the President of the United States.
He intends to kill him. He does kill him. He does so without any
provocation. He does so with a purpose of striking at the government
itself. He does not believe in God. He believes in the destruction
of government. He believes in the murder of the representatives
of government. He openly murders the head of this government whom
all the people respected and admired and acknowledged as their chosen
representative. He acknowledges his guilt, and openly avows his
purpose, and offers even no extenuation or apology.
He does this deed in the open, in
the presence of the people. Yet he is protected from violence by
the officers of the law. He is taken into court and given all the
benefits of a regular and orderly trial under the forms of law.
He avows his guilt but is awarded the deliberate and orderly form
of a trial. He does not want counsel but is assigned two of the
most distinguished and able attorneys at the bar. He has had every
right and privilege under the law that any other citizen, no matter
what his antecedents were, would have had. There was a decorus [sic],
dignified and high-minded defense, without haste on the one hand,
and without dilatory and unwarranted pleas on the other. He was
convicted without any show of prejudice or passion on the part of
the judge or jury or counsel. 
The majesty of the law has been vindicated.
Anglo Saxon Jurisprudence has been
The traditions of the legal Profession
have been admirably maintained.
Now let the lynchers and the mob retire
and hide their heads in the presence of this magnificent object