Publication information

Source: Collierís Weekly
Source type: magazine
Document type: editorial
Document title: none
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: 9 November 1901
Volume number: 28
Issue number: 6
Pagination: 3

[untitled]. Collierís Weekly 9 Nov. 1901 v28n6: p. 3.
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Leon Czolgosz (execution: personal response); McKinley assassination (news coverage).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; William McKinley.


THE ASSASSIN OF PRESIDENT MCKINLEY WAS 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.