How to Raise Immense Sum
REV. G. L. MORRILL WOULD LET EVERYONE HELP ELECTOCUTE
CZOLGOSZ, THE ASSASSIN.
Connect Circuit with Every Hamlet and Charge a Dollar for Pushing
From the active brain
of Rev. G. L. Morrill, pastor of the Chicago avenue Baptist church
[sic], has emanated a novel idea in regard to the putting to death
of the assassin of President McKinley.
It is a plan which he believes the
entire country would willingly participate in.
In fact, he doesn’t believe the rush
could be accommodated.
His idea is to arrange an electric
circuit from the state prison on the day of the electrocution of
Czolgosz, extending to every hamlet in the land.
Then he would have arrangements made
whereby every one who desired, and who could contribute $1, could
touch the button at the moment of the electrocution, thereby enabling
millions of the countrymen of the martyred president to assist in
sending to his doom the dastard who killed him.
“You would give a dollar for such
a privilege, wouldn’t you?” he asked of a friend.
“Willingly,” was the reply.
“So would every one who had the dollar
to spare,” added the dominie.
With the money so contributed Dr.
Morrill would rear to the president such a monument as does not
grace the world today.
“It would be a quick way of raising
the fund,” he said as he rode away on his wheel.