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Source: Truth Seeker
Source type: magazine
Document type: editorial column
Document title: “Observations”
Author(s): Macdonald, George E.
Date of publication: 26 October 1901
Volume number: 28
Issue number: 43
Pagination: 674-75 (excerpt below includes only page 674)

Macdonald, George E. “Observations.” Truth Seeker 26 Oct. 1901 v28n43: pp. 674-75.
Leon Czolgosz (trial: personal response).
Named persons
Adam; Leon Czolgosz.


Observations [excerpt]

     “The laws of God and man,” observes an English judge, “both give the party an opportunity to make his defense, if he has any. Even God himself did not pass sentence upon Adam before he was called upon to make his defense. ‘Adam,’ says God, ‘where art thou? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldst not eat?’” Proceedings, then, in the trial of Czolgosz have been agreeable to precedent. The orthodox will be cheered to know that the culprit kept close to the line of defense adopted by his predecessor in Eden, and swore that the woman tempted him.



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