Attempt to Poison Czolgosz
BOILED CABBAGE, BACON AND POTATOES SENT TO
PRISONER, BUT NOT DELIVERED TO HIM.
A mysterious looking package arrived
at Police Headquarters today for Czolgosz, through the mail.
Inspector Donovan took charge of it
and made an examination of it. The package was about four inches
square and two inches thick. A piece of heavy wrapping paper was
used as a cover. The inspector carefully tore one corner of the
paper loose, no doubt having visions of infernal mechines [sic].
When the paper was torn loose it was found that there was a pasteboard
box inside. The twine about the parcel was not cut nor torn and
the inspector cut open one corner of the box. Another layer of paper
was found. After this was opened the package was found to contain
some boiled cabbage, potatoes and a piece of boiled bacon.
The package was taken into Chief of
Detectives Cusack’s office. The head of the detective force looked
at the contents of the package and told the inspector to throw it
into the furnace.
After the package had been destroyed
it was thought by the police that the food was probably sent to
Czolgosz by someone who wanted to poison him. No investigation was
made to determine as to whether or not the food contained poison.
If the sender sent the mixture with the idea that it would be given
to Czolgosz he was badly mistaken, for this would not be done. A
strict watch is being placed over the prisoner and nothing is allowed
to go to him unless the officials know what it is.