What the Face of Czolgosz Shows
Assassin a Queer Mingling of Strength and Weakness—Likely
to Be Made a Ready Tool.
The first striking thing
in the appearance of Czolgosz is the fact that the skull encasing
the brain is much larger in proportion to his general physical construction,
especially when seen from the front view, and a line drawn directly
over the face from ear to ear, embracing the eyebrows, will be found
very long. This is corroborated when the side view is measured,
being even increased when we take into consideration that the back
part of his head is larger than the average.
The crown of the head, when measured
around the top of the head from ear to ear, and when viewed sideways,
is likewise very long, which is intensified by the fact that his
ears are set somewhat lower than the average.
In short, this man has been blessed
or cursed with a very active mind which would be well balanced ordinarily
were his physical weight and development greater.
As it is, however, the nervous system
centred in the brain is not equally balanced physically. This is
usually the case found in those types representing the nervous,
emotional and hysterical temperament.
With any high ambition, and these
classes of men generally have such ambition, the mind is readily
warped into any given direction that for the moment possesses it.
The soft and pathetic expression that
is evidenced in the photograph of the man carries with it a sullenness
and singleness of purpose that would make him peculiarly gifted
had he given his mental strength to a worthier purpose.
He is a queer admixture of strength
and weakness, and, to my mind, can either be the ready tool of forcible
convictions, strongly brought to bear upon him, or of an egotistical
vanity which creates a lurking insanity in the attempt to gain notoriety.
He has somewhat of a phthisical look
when viewing him for some time, this being made prominent by the
fact that he has high cheek bones, small nose, small neck and a
very low chest, all of which are indicative of poor breathing capacity.
This man has not any evidence of Semitic
type of face, but rather of a Slavonic type. Taken from a general
consideration, however, these two races present more cases of emotional
insanity than all others. This is due to a large mental development
and general physical weakness and incapacity to nourish the same.