Plans a Shaft for Czolgosz [excerpt]
Miss Henrietta Tice Asks for Funds to Construct
a Mausoleum in Chicago.
PUTS FIGURE AT $200,000.
Anarchists and Socialists Fail to Show Enthusiasm Over Little Woman’s
WOULD BRING BODY HERE.
Declares She Does Not Think the Assassin’s Family Will Attempt to
Give It a Burial.
WILL SPEND HER OWN SAVINGS.
To save the body of Leon F. Czolgosz
from what she fears will be burial in a pauper’s grave and to erect
over it a $200,000 mausoleum has become the life object of Miss
Henrietta Tice, a book canvasser and Chicago Socialist, who has
a little money of her own to give to the cause. She has canvassed
the leaders of both the Socialists and Anarchists of the city, begging
them to aid her, and so enthusiastic has she become that now she
has the utmost faith that her plans will be fulfilled and the body
and mausoleum be placed in Chicago.
The woman’s enthusiasm is not shared
by the Chicago Anarchists with whom President McKinley’s assassin
associated while he was there, and the Socialists scout the idea.
About two weeks ago she read that
the body of Czolgosz is to be buried in the potter’s field, and,
looking at him as a martyr, this aroused her sympathies and she
began a movement to save the body from what she deems a disgrace.
She made several trips to the Socialists’ Temple, 120 South Western
avenue, but found there that the Socialists were indignant at even
being classed with Czolgosz and his type. She then went to the Anarchists.
Last night she prepared an advertisement
for the newspapers, which read as follows:
WANTED — THE NAMES OF PERSONS WHO favor a scheme to raise $200,000
to build a memorial to the memory of Leon F. Czolgosz. Address
HENRIETTA TICE, General Delivery, Chicago, Ill.
Isaak Tells of the Woman.
“She came to me one day and asked
me what was to be done with the body of Czolgosz,” said Abraham
Izaak, editor of Free Society, last night.
“‘It must be saved,’ she said, ‘and
while I have but little money I will do it myself.’
“‘His relatives will take care of
that,’ I answered,” continued Izaak.
“The scheme will not pan out, for
we do not take enough interest in the matter. I am more interested
in the reports of the trial of Czolgosz, which show that he never
said he was an Anarchist, than I am in a movement to erect a monument.”
“We are not given to worrying over
such matters,” said Alfred Schneider, another of the Anarchists,
“for it is only the living that we care for, and I am afraid that
she did not get the sympathy she expected.”
Miss Tice was reticent to those of
the Socialists and Anarchists that she knows and did not tell them
her address. A tour among the people she would be apt to know brought
out the facts that she is a thrifty little woman and has saved up
between $1,200 and $2,000, which she intends to devote to the cause
of properly “honoring” the assassin of the President.
Czolgosz Sees His Brother.
Auburn, N. Y., Oct. 26.—Leon F. Czolgosz,
who is to be put to death in the electric chair on Tuesday morning
for the murder of President McKinley, had an hour’s interview with
his brother Waldek today. At its conclusion the latter stated that
the assassin had shown no emotion, had not inquired as to the other
members of the family, and had declared that he did not care to
see a priest again.
The interview between the brothers
took place in the office of the prison. They conversed in English
for more than an hour. The assassin said he expected to die on Tuesday,
and will make no effort to appeal.
Waldek will visit his brother again
on Monday. Although Waldek declared, on leaving the prison, that
no arrangements had been made for the disposition of the assassin’s
body, it was learned from other sources tonight that if the financial
end of the proposition can be arranged satisfactorily the body will
be shipped at once to a Buffalo crematory. After it has been incinerated
the ashes will be taken to Cleveland.
Czolgosz May Confess Publicly.
Buffalo, N. Y., Oct.
26.—Father Hyacinthe Fudzinski, pastor of Corpus Christi Roman Catholic
Church, who visited the assassin Czolgosz in his cell at Auburn
Prison on Friday last, returned to Buffalo today.
“I have great reason to be satisfied
with my visit,” said the priest.
When questioned as to the probable
future course that would be taken by the assassin in reference to
a public confession prior to execution, he said:
“That God alone knows. If I knew I
would not tell you. That is all that I can say. The secrets of the
confessional must remain inviolate.”
Asked if he would go to Auburn next
week, Father Fudzinski hesitated for a moment and then refused to