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Source: Columbia Herald
Source type: newspaper
Document type: editorial
Document title: none
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Columbia, Tennessee
Date of publication: 13 September 1901
Volume number: 46
Issue number: 36
Pagination: 4

[untitled]. Columbia Herald 13 Sept. 1901 v46n36: p. 4.
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Leon Czolgosz; Czolgosz family; Michael Czolgosz (public statements); Albert Lemanski (public statements); McKinley assassination (personal response).
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Leon Czolgosz.



     If what the newspapers tell us is true, Czolgosz is a fine mixture of knave and fool. His brother says of him “Leon ought to be hung.” Doubtless Leon could say the same of his brother. It seems to run in the family. His mother thought he was crazy, and his father for years has predicted that he would die on the gallows. One of his neighbors says of him, “Leon was a vicious boy. He used to abuse the horses if he was angry, and delighted in torturing animals; and when he was given a severe drubbing, he never cried. He was a pervert, with little sense of right or wrong.” This is perhaps a true picture of him. What more could be expected of a boy born of ignorant and depraved parents, and raised in a saloon. Considering his environments he is to be pittied [sic] as well as condemned[.] The law should provide a place for such degenerates. Not as punishment to them, but for the safety of society, and to stop their breed, they should be given life imprisonment and employment under the merciful care of the State. That is the christian, the humane and the most economical way to treat them and protect society.



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