Gives Up Czolgosz Tomb
MISS HENRIETTA TICE MAKES CHANGE IN PLAN.
Abandons Scheme for Mausoleum in Honor of Assassin and Proposes
a Boarding-House Instead as a Memorial—Thinks Cold Stone Not Appropriate
for “Warm and Loving Nature” of Doomed Anarchist—Says She Would
Should the public respond to her
request for contributions to build a memorial to Leon F. Czolgosz,
the assassin of President McKinley, Miss Henrietta Tice of 360 Fulton
street will go farther than erect a mere mausoleum to his memory
and will build and run a cheap boarding-house for workingmen. She
has changed her mind, and now believes that a cold marble slab is
not a fitting testimony to what she terms his “warm and lovable
Miss Tice styles herself a “revolutionist,”
and would upturn the entire order of government to obtain a state
of free society. She considers Czolgosz a protesting human sacrifice
to the present order of the human race. She lives in the rear rooms,
on the ground floor, of a two-story frame building, and her neighbors
say that she spends her time reading socialistic and anarchistic
Cold Stone Not Appropriate.
“I would go farther than build a
shaft,” she said last night, “for his heart beat too fervently for
his fellow-men to be represented in cold stone. Like Ben Adhem he
loved his fellow-men, not wisely but too well. He could not do other
than he did, for he was one of those men who are compelled by circumstances
to step in and protest with their lives against the present system.
He was a martyr for his down-trodden fellows, and they can better
appreciate a cheap boarding-house than a cold marble slab. That
is why I now want such a memorial.
“I say that I am a revolutionist.
You ask me if I am an Anarchist or a Socialist. I do not care what
you call me, but I would upturn modern society. My great-grandfather
was Brigadier General Hand of the revolutionary war, and my grandfather
was Enoch Hand of the war of 1812. I am an American. Though my forefathers
fought for the republic I do not love it. I was born in La Grange
County, Ind., and have lived here since the World’s Fair. In this
plan I would like to have men of the proletariat help along, and
for this reason I used the daily papers to get their names.”
Apologizes to Czolgosz.
Over the signature of Abraham Isaak
Jr. there appears in the last issue of Free Society, the Anarchist
publication, the following apology to Czolgosz:
“In the issue of Sept. 1 of Free Society
there appears a note of warning against a person as a spy. It is
now practically certain that the person alluded to was Leon F. Czolgosz.
Although at the time the warning seemed justified, it was an error.
No matter what opinion one may have of Czolgosz, it will be admitted
that he was not a spy. For that note I offer to Leon F. Czolgosz,
hated and despised as he is by all the world, an apology.”