Source: Chicago Sunday Tribune
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Plans a Shaft for Czolgosz”
City of publication: Chicago, Illinois
Date of publication: 27 October 1901
Volume number: 60
Issue number: 300
|“Plans a Shaft for Czolgosz.” Chicago Sunday Tribune 27 Oct. 1901 v60n300: part 1, p. 1.|
|Henrietta Tice; Czolgosz memorialization; McKinley assassination (sympathizers); Leon Czolgosz (funeral arrangements); Abraham Isaak (public statements); Leon Czolgosz (incarceration: Auburn, NY: visitations); Czolgosz family (at Auburn, NY); Hyacinthe Fudzinski; Hyacinthe Fudzinski (public statements).|
|Leon Czolgosz; Waldeck Czolgosz [first name misspelled below]; Hyacinthe Fudzinski; Abraham Isaak [misspelled twice below]; William McKinley; Alfred Schneider; Henrietta Tice.|
|Omission of text within the excerpt is indicated with a bracketed indicator (e.g., [omit]).|
Plans a Shaft for Czolgosz [excerpt]
Miss Henrietta Tice Asks for Funds to Construct a Mausoleum
PUTS FIGURE AT $200,000.
Anarchists and Socialists Fail to Show Enthusiasm over Little Woman’s Project
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,
“‘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 answer.