there ever was an instance where lynch law could be consistently
applied, it is in the case of Czolgosz, for his treacherous attempt
to assassination the President. The anarchist respects no law and
is opposed to all laws, and is therefore entitled to no protection.
In a sermon delivered at Ocean Grove to a congregation of ten thousand,
T. DeWitt Talmage, the great preacher, said: “I wish that the Buffalo
policeman who seized the pistol of the scoundrel who shot our beloved
President had taken the butt end of the weapon and dashed the man’s
brains out on the spot!” His words were cheered to the echo by the
congregation. In all the large cities of the North are nests of
anarchy, where plots against the government and schemes of assassination
are hatched. They hold their meeings [sic] in the back rooms
of saloons and guzzle beer, and pretend they are working in the
interest of liberty. A red flag and a bottle of whiskey will arouse
their emotions, but all the sound reasoning of past generations
has no good effect upon these murderous wretches. The anarchistic
organization is made up of foreign rifraff [sic], with unpronounceable
names, red hands and flannel mouths. They should be banished from
the country. Of the three men who have shot presidents in this country,
not one can be called an American, and this fact is some consolation.
Booth was born in England; Guiteau was of French descent, while
Czolgosz is virtually a native of Poland.