Source type: newspaper
Document type: letter to the editor
Document title: “A Woman Sentences Czolgosz”
Author(s): S., Mrs.
City of publication: New York, New York
Date of publication: 18 September 1901
Volume number: 42
Issue number: 14638
|S., Mrs. “A Woman Sentences Czolgosz.” World 18 Sept. 1901 v42n14638: p. 6.|
|McKinley assassination (personal response); Leon Czolgosz (execution: predictions, expectations, etc.).|
|Leon Czolgosz; William McKinley; Mrs. S.|
A Woman Sentences Czolgosz
As an American woman who feels the loss of our beloved President deeply, I ask you to use your influence in having Czolgosz quickly punished, but not in the electric chair, as if he only committed an ordinary murder. Why not make an example of him, humble him to the dust? Hang him in a public square, before the gaze of the people, with face uncovered. When choked to death, let his corpse hang for twenty-four hours; then cut him down and burn his miserable remains in carbolic acid, so that not a speck of his vile dust will remain on American soil—on the soil that will hold the remains of our dearly lamented President McKinley. Murderers are generally after some time made pets of. For God’s sake, let justice be done quickly, and don’t let us have to read of the murderer of the grandest character that the world ever produced—how he slept, what he ate, how he looked and what he said.
Mrs. S., Brooklyn, N. Y.