Source: Iowa State Register
Source type: newspaper
Document type: editorial column
Document title: “In General and Particular”
City of publication: Des Moines, Iowa
Date of publication: 8 October 1901
Volume number: 46
Issue number: 237
|“In General and Particular.” Iowa State Register 8 Oct. 1901 v46n237: p. 4.|
|Leon Czolgosz (incarceration: Auburn, NY); Czolgosz family (retribution against).|
|The following excerpt comprises two nonconsecutive portions of this editorial column.|
In General and Particular [excerpt]
A dispatch from Auburn prison says Czolgosz spends his time much the same as do the other four men in murderer’s row, except that the others talk among themselves and with their guards, while Czolgosz refuses to say a word. The assassin eats ravenously, but asks for no tobacco. He paces up and down his narrow cell, eight feet long and six feet wide, like a caged tiger and is evidently suffering the torments of the damned.
The father and brothers of Czolgosz have lost their positions just because of their relationship to the assassin. This does not seem quite right, as all of his relatives have bitterly denounced him for his crime and there is every reason to believe that had they known of his intentions they would have been the first to have notified the authorities and asked for his arrest. It is a case of the sins of the son being visited upon the father.