Publication information

St. James’s Gazette
Source type: newspaper
Document type: editorial
Document title: “‘As Usual’”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: London, England
Date of publication: 10 September 1901
Volume number: 43
Issue number: 6594
Pagination: 4

“‘As Usual.’” St. James’s Gazette 10 Sept. 1901 v43n6594: p. 4.
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McKinley assassination (news coverage: criticism); Leon Czolgosz (confession); Emma Goldman; anarchism (dealing with).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; Emma Goldman; William McKinley.

“As Usual”

IT 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.