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Source: Morning Telegraph
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Texans Want the Assassin”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: New York, New York
Date of publication: 9 September 1901
Volume number: 63
Issue number: 216
Pagination: 6

“Texans Want the Assassin.” Morning Telegraph 9 Sept. 1901 v63n216: p. 6.
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McKinley assassination (public response: American South); McKinley assassination (public response: Austin, TX).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz.


Texans Want the Assassin


They Ask Buffalo Authorities to Ship Them Czolgosz, Anarchist.

     If anything more were needed to emphasize the often repeated remark that the “war is over,” it could not be done more plainly than by the cry of the Southern press and the Southern people for vengeance against the man who attempted the life of their onetime opponent.
     The authorities at Buffalo have been overwhelmed with messages from the South asking that each particular section be allowed to deal with that assassin in the manner which seemed most fitting. Of all these, most grim and sinister in the threat between the lines, comes a telegram from the Citizens’ Committee of Austin, Texas. It read:
     “If you don’t know what to do with the assassin, Czolgosz, ship him to us.”
     Many times since the shooting of the President the remark has been made, “Hanging would be too good for the wretch.” They have more exquisite methods of torture in Texas, as the news columns show most every day, and if the authorities are of the same mind as the majority of the people, the Austin invitation would readily be accepted.



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