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Source: Cortland Standard
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “A Living Machine”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Cortland, New York
Date of publication: 25 September 1901
Volume number: none
Issue number: 2926
Pagination: 2

“A Living Machine.” Cortland Standard 25 Sept. 1901 n2926: p. 2.
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McKinley assassination (hypnotism theory); McKinley assassination (conspiracy theories).
Named persons
Anarchist No. 13; Leon Czolgosz.
Quotation marks appear below as given in the original source.


A Living Machine


A Stronger Will Controlled His Actions—The Man Who Preceded Him in the
Line, So Says Another Anarchist—Other Man Will Commit More Murders.

     BINGHAMTON, Sept. 25.—The Evening Herald this morning received the following letter:

BUEFALO [sic], N. Y., Sept. 24.     

     MR. EDITOR—Let me say to you and you can puhlish [sic] it to the world, Leon Czolgosz is not guilty, he was under strong mesmeric influences that it was impossible for him to resist. For days he was under the will power [sic] of a man much stronger in mind who controlled his actions and yet he is yet under this influence. What has become of the man who was in front of him and held the president’s hand so long? “Weak in mind, weak in body, Czolgosz was but a victim, a living machine, worked by the mind of another, a cruel coward, a wicked assassin, but a man with strange powers and a strong will.
     Czolgosz in a few days is to be put to death by electrocution, the real assassin will live, will find new victims and perhaps assassinate others, the law cannot reach him, he is safe.

ANARCHIST NO 13.”     



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