is always the case, when such an outrage
such as that of this scoundrel Czolgosz has been committed, that
yards and yards of “news” get into the papers which need not be
for a moment believed. When the outrage takes place on American
soil, the yards become miles, which is, we take it, about the state
of the case in regard to this attempt upon the life of Mr. McKinley.
Czolgosz has probably by now made from seven to nine thousand different
“confessions,” of which a few have been served up for consumption
in England. There is that little question, too, of Emma Goldman.
Czolgosz may have been influenced by this woman or he may not. In
any case, she is still at large, and the police are still looking
for her in every city in America. They have also arrested her in
Chicago, where she has been under surveillance for some time. Really,
we cannot be surprised that there are to be found persons who will
screw themselves up to preach and even to attempt assassination,
when the whole Press of two Continents rings with their names the
next morning. There is only one way to deal with these creatures,
and that is to cut them down and bury them out of sight, without
questions asked or answers given.