Publication information

Alameda Daily Argus
Source type: newspaper
Document type: editorial
Document title: none
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Alameda, California
Date of publication: 25 September 1901
Volume number: none
Issue number: none
Pagination: [2]

[untitled]. Alameda Daily Argus 25 Sept. 1901: p. [2].
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Leon Czolgosz (illustrations); McKinley assassination (news coverage: criticism); Leon Czolgosz.
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz.


     Many of the earlier pictures of Czolgosz, it is now seen, were fakes. Some of the daily journals that run illustrations evidently sorted over their cuts, and selecting the one that looked the most brutal and was the most repulsive, ran it with the arch assassin’s name under it. Later pictures are authentic, and they by no means picture a man of brutal lineaments. They show a face of intelligence and even refinement, without a trace of the murderous instinct. This will be something for physiognomists to consider. Czolgosz answers well the description of the “mildest-looking man who ever scuttled ship or cut a throat.”