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Source: Free Society
Source type: magazine
Document type: editorial column
Document title: “Observations”
Author(s): Schneider, Alfred
Date of publication: 22 June 1902
Volume number: 9
Issue number: 25
Pagination: 7

Schneider, Alfred. “Observations.” Free Society 22 June 1902 v9n25: p. 7.
McKinley assassination (public response: criticism).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz.
In the original source the author’s first name is given erroneously as “Alered.”


Observations [excerpt]

     Pottsville, Pa., May 30.—Armored trains of cars, with loopholes for rifles and revolvers, were sent to different parts of the Schuylkill coal region today. They were provided for the use of special policemen at the collieries.—St. Louis Republic.

     When a man is driven by grand and noble motives to send a monster to those happv [sic] hunting-grounds which are daily advertised for the poor and miserable, and for which that monster believed himself destined, then a great big howl is raised; but I do not see a line of protest in any daily against the above quoted piece of news.
     Why are all the lickspittles [sic] clergy and pencil-pushers so quiet? Why make such a big fuss about one man who believed himself that he would go to a better world when he would leave this one? Who said himself “God’s will be done,” (not Czolgosz’s) “not ours.”
     Even if these armored cars will not be used, the announcement of having prepared such cars in case strikers should prevent “scabs” from taking the places of the former, for the purpose of shooting them down like dogs, is enough to set the blood of the extremest humanitarian boiling and raise the desire in him to see every scoundrel of a coal baron hanging on the first telegraph post, in the absence of a lantern post.



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