No Luxuries for Czolgosz
Editor People’s Column:
Sir—It is a blunder, little less than
a crime, to feed this creature Zigzag on roast meats. Why should
this execrable miscreant be kept in luxury above his station? Because
he has made a murderous assault on a President?
Why, there are a thousand of his species
who are watching to see how Zigzag fares. If a thing that has been
chased away from the bologna and liverwurst of the free-lunch is
to get pie and a variety of roasts and the unheard of luxury of
a new shirt, just because he has attempted the life of a high official,
there will be a crop of crime of that nature that will appall humanity.
My idea would be to give this despisable
criminal nothing that he wants. The effect on those of his kind
is what should control. If he wants sugar, he should get salt. There
is no reason why he should fare better than the average resident
of Delaware Avenue—no reason why he should have anything better
than a hog would leave. If he wants to rest he should be put in
a tread mill and made to turn a dog-churn.
I speak for a good many people when
I say that raw corn is good enough for Zigzag. The way to get at
this kind of vermin with punishment is through the stomach. I would
not incite the species to further crime by providing an Iroquois
bill of fare for the criminal.
| Buffalo, Sept. 9th.