Source: Buffalo Evening Times
Source type: newspaper
Document type: letter to the editor
Document title: “No Luxuries for Czolgosz”
Author(s): Z., T.
City of publication: Buffalo, New York
Date of publication: 9 September 1901
Volume number: 35
Issue number: 155
|Z., T. “No Luxuries for Czolgosz.” Buffalo Evening Times 9 Sept. 1901 v35n155: p. 2.|
|Leon Czolgosz (incarceration: Buffalo, NY: personal response).|
|Leon Czolgosz [identified as Zigzag below]; T. Z.|
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.||