Source type: newspaper
Document type: letter to the editor
Document title: “Give Czolgosz His Own Medicine”
Author(s): Davies, William E.
City of publication: New York, New York
Date of publication: 17 September 1901
Volume number: 42
Issue number: 14637
|Davies, William E. “Give Czolgosz His Own Medicine.” World 17 Sept. 1901 v42n14637: p. .|
|McKinley assassination (personal response); anarchism (personal response); lawlessness (mob rule); anarchism (dealing with); assassination (preventative measures).|
|William E. Davies.|
Give Czolgosz His Own Medicine
Our noble and patriotic President lies dead by the bullet of an assassin. The next thing to think of is the punishment of the cowardly murderer who slew him under the guise of friendship. I am not an advocate of mob law, but the assassin and his clique are; therefore why would it not be a good idea to give him a taste of his own doctrines and turn him over to the tender mercies of the mob. Withdraw from him the protecting arm of the law that he so despises, and by the time they have done with him the object-lesson he would present to his fellow-assassins would be of more avail in showing them the necessity of law and order than all the hanging or electric chairs in the country. Extreme measures should be taken to prevent a repetition of this horrible crime and the remedy which I have suggested would be a step in the right direction.
WILLIAM E. DAVIES.