Source: Buffalo Evening News
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Tracing Career of Czolgosz”
City of publication: Buffalo, New York
Date of publication: 7 September 1901
Volume number: 42
Issue number: 127
|“Tracing Career of Czolgosz.” Buffalo Evening News 7 Sept. 1901 v42n127: p. [?].|
|Frank Halser (public statements); Mrs. John Glowskie; Czolgosz family; Katherine Metzfaltr Czolgosz (public statements).|
|Jacob Czolgosz; John Czolgosz; Leon Czolgosz; Michael Czolgosz (brother); Paul Czolgosz; Frank Halser [misspelled below]; Mrs. John Glowskie; William McKinley.|
|The identity of Vladion (below) cannot be determined. Possibly it is an erroneous reference to Waldeck Czolgosz.|
Tracing Career of Czolgosz
Believed to Have Been a Saloon Keeper—Others of the Same Name.
CLEVELAND, Sept. 7.—Leon Czolgosz, the man who shot President McKinley, is said to have formerly kept a saloon at Third avenue and Tod street, this city. Later he was employed in one of the mills of the American Steel and Wire Company. Foreman Frank Dalser of the Galvanizing Department of the Consolidated Mill of the latter company said today: “I know Leon Czolgosz very well. His father, I believe, lives in the vicinity of Warrensville, O., on a farm. There are five sons, I think, all residing in this city. Two or three of them live on Hosmer street. Leon, at one time, was employed as a blacksmith in the Consolidated Mill. Later he kept a saloon at Third avenue and Tod street. Later he sold out the saloon and lived on the farm with his father. I know that Leon is, or was, an Anarchist. He attended Socialist and Anarchist meetings very frequently. He is a man of rather small stature, about 26 years old. The last time I saw him he had a light brown mustache.”
MAY BE THE MAN.
In their search the reporters ran across a Mrs.
John Glowskie. She was in the rear of a house wherein lived a family named Czolgosz,
from whom nothing could be learned regarding a Leon Czolgosz.
Mrs. Glowskie declared that her husband had deserted her some time ago and she did not know where he now was. She further said that he belonged to a society of Socialists and attended meetings regularly in a hall in the neighborhood. She was very bitter towards her absent husband and declared he was a gambler. From another source it was stated that Glowskie was in Buffalo with a Cleveland saloonkeeper. A letter had been received from the saloonkeeper the other day to this effect, it was said. There is significance in the possibility of the would-be assassin being the saloonkeeper referred to.
Later information concerning the identity of
Czolgosz, the would-be assassin, develops that he is the son of Paul Czolgosz,
who it is said, now lives at 306 Fleet street, this city. Other members of the
family are John, who lives at home with his father and stepmother; Michael,
a soldier now serving in the Philippines; Vladion, who is on his father’s farm,
located on the Chagrin Falls Suburban line, and Jacob, of Marcelline avenue.
The family is Polish, and evidently very poor, the father having left home Saturday morning looking for employment. The stepmother cannot speak English, but gave out the following interview through the medium of an interpreter. She said:
“Leon left home about 60 days ago. We heard from him a few weeks ago. He was then in Indiana and wrote to us that he was going away, stating that in all probability we would not see him again.”