THE ASSASSIN OF PRESIDENT M
PUT to death in Auburn Prison on Tuesday morning, October 29. The
execution excited even less interest than is usually bestowed on
the destruction of a notorious criminal, and if there were any sympathizers
with Czolgosz or his deed, they have been deprived of the consolations
of martyr worship by the cold and reticent enforcement of the law.
The case has been admirably handled from the beginning, without
passion and without ostentation. The result has been to make the
death of this criminal as ignominious and as terrible as it could
be made. The newspapers deserve their share of praise for the success
of the plans of the authorities to punish the crime while preventing
the glorification of the criminal. By common consent they have refrained
from magnifying the details of the trial and imprisonment or giving
encouragement to the kind of sympathetic interest in the case that
would have damaged the exemplary force of swift and silent punishment.