Source: Pittsburg Press
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Blames Hanna More Than Czolgosz”
City of publication: Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
Date of publication: 23 September 1901
Volume number: 18
Issue number: 264
|“Blames Hanna More Than Czolgosz.” Pittsburg Press 23 Sept. 1901 v18n264: p. 9.|
|Charles J. Bronston (public statements); McKinley assassination (personal response); Leon Czolgosz (compared with Marcus Hanna); economic system (impact on society).|
|Charles J. Bronston [misspelled below]; Leon Czolgosz; Marcus Hanna.|
Blames Hanna More Than Czolgosz
Kentucky Democrat Shoots Off His Mouth in Great Shape.
Lexington, Ky., September 23.—Democratic State
Senator Charles J. Bronsten made the sensational statement here today that Hanna
was more guilty than Czolgosz.
He said in part: “Although I deplore the crime as much as any one [sic] and only wish that the punishment which will be meted out to Czolgosz could be more severe under the law, though I have not an iota of sympathy for the wretch, Marcus A. Hanna is more guilty than the blood stained human animal. I am not an advocate of assassination. The remedy is in the ballot.
“It is for us to see now with our ballots, that the octopus money power ceases to stifle the life of the workingmen; that Wall street [sic] no longer holds them in its arms to squeeze the life blood [sic] out of them, or the time will come when the appeal to the rifle must be made.”