Source: Piano, Organ and Musical Instrument Workers Official Journal
Source type: journal
Document type: article
Document title: “Czolgosz Seeks Arrest”
Date of publication: October 1909
Volume number: 11
Issue number: 9
|“Czolgosz Seeks Arrest.” Piano, Organ and Musical Instrument Workers Official Journal Oct. 1909 v11n9: p. 6.|
|Joseph Czolgosz; Czolgosz family.|
|Joseph Czolgosz; William McKinley; William Howard Taft.|
Czolgosz Seeks Arrest
Joseph Czolgosz, brother of the
man who shot President McKinley at Buffalo, keeps a restaurant in Los Angeles,
and is rated by the citizenry and the people as a thrifty, law-abiding person.
The secretary to the chief of police eats his lunches at Joseph’s place.
On the morning of President Taft’s visit, Czolgosz walked into the office of the captain of police and asked to be locked up. The captain, who also often eats at Joseph’s place, protested in surprise.
“Well,” said Joseph, “the president is coming today and I don’t want to be shadowed and bothered.”
He was assured that the police had every confidence in him.
“Thank you,” the captain says Joseph said, “but if anything happens you know what would be said. I want to be locked up.”
The captain refused to put the man behind the bars, but had him take a seat in the office, where he remained all day.