The experts who made the post-mortem
upon murderer Czolgosz and examined his brain reported that they
found none of the stigmata of degeneration, in fact as far as any
physical evidence went he was above the average in intelligence.
We are glad that it turned out so to be. In the general sorrow over
McKinley’s death, there are some things to be thankful for. The
trial of the assassin was expeditious and conducted without any
sensational fea-  tures.
The country was spared the disgraceful doings of the Guiteau trial.
The medical profession was spared the mortification of witnessing
the self-advertising of any so-called medical experts. The blame
was placed just where it belonged, upon the moral obliquity of the
prisoner, and his false conceptions of his conduct as a member of
civilized society. There is an altogether too strong a tendency
to excuse upon the ground of insanity or a diseased mental condition,
wrongful acts that arise purely from a lack of self-control, vicious
teachings, or a willful determination to heed no call of virtue.
Czolgosz belonged in the same class with the beasts of the jungle
and like them fit to be exterminated for the best good of humanity.