Burned in Effigy
WORKINGMEN AT ASHTABULA HARBOR SHOW THEIR
ABHORRENCE OF CZOLGOSZ.
Ashtabula, O., September 14.—Just
shortly after the beginning of the noon hour at Ashtabula Harbor
to-day Leon Czolgosz, the Anarchist assassin of President McKinley,
was burned in effigy. The affair took place on the Hanna dock on
the P., Y. & A. side of the harbor. The image representing the
murderer was first hung from the rear arms of the King ore unloading
machines. Following the hanging the burning took place. The hoisters
had charge of the affair. It is estimated that fully 1,500 people
witnessed the hanging and burning, and the excitement was intense
for more than a half-hour. Nearly every whistle in the harbor blew
and the din could be heard nearly three miles away. The whistles
of the tugs and also of the vessels in port joined in the demonstration.
The foreigners who shovel ore and coal participated in expressing
their greatest contempt for the cowardly assassin. After the demonstration
the laborers resumed their work.
The greatest interest has been shown
at this place from the very first regarding the President’s condition.
Many people waited about the bulletin boards until early this morning
hoping to hear of some change for the better in Mr. McKinley’s condition.