Source: Bourbon News
Source type: newspaper
Document type: illustration
Document title: “Leon Czolgosz, Assassin”
Image size (in source, approx. h x w): unknown
City of publication: Paris, Kentucky
Date of publication: 13 September 1901
Volume number: 21
Issue number: 65
|“Leon Czolgosz, Assassin.” Bourbon News 13 Sept. 1901 v21n65: p. .|
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|Leon Czolgosz (illustrations); Leon Czolgosz (name, pronunciation of).|
|William S. Bull [in notes]; Leon Czolgosz [in notes]; William McKinley [in notes]; Elihu Root [in notes].|
Descriptive text accompanying the illustration reads as follows: “The name of Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of President McKinley, is best pronounced by the uninitiated by recollecting how the Russian always introduces a ‘t’ into the pronunciation of the name of the czar. Thus the Russian says ‘t-zar.’ In the case of Czolgosz one should say ‘Tschal-gotch,’ with the ‘l’ faintly sounded and the second ‘t’ quite full. The average American, however, will get it as ‘Shawl-gotch,’ and that is about as correct as he can make it. The assassin has lived in Detroit, other parts of Michigan, Cleveland and Cincinnati, and been in Chicago quite recently. He is without particular education, except in anarchistic doctrines. The picture given is the one ordered taken by Chief of Police Bull, of Buffalo, and Secretary of War Root.”
Title herein taken from caption.
Image courtesy of Chronicling America.