Source: Chicago Daily Tribune
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Brother Talks of Czolgosz”
City of publication: Chicago, Illinois
Date of publication: 11 September 1901
Volume number: 60
Issue number: 254
|“Brother Talks of Czolgosz.” Chicago Daily Tribune 11 Sept. 1901 v60n254: part 1, p. 2.|
|Michael Czolgosz (public statements); Michael Czolgosz; Czolgosz family; McKinley assassination (personal response).|
|Leon Czolgosz; Michael Czolgosz (brother); William McKinley.|
Brother Talks of Czolgosz
Mike Declares Leon Ought to Be Strung Up for Attempting to Kill the President.
Akron, O., Sept. 10.—[Special.]—“He ought to
be strung up.”
That is the manner in which Mike Czolgosz, brother of Leon Czolgosz, the would-be murderer of President McKinley, spoke today regarding his brother.
Mike Czolgosz’s presence at Barberton was discovered today. He secured employment there three weeks ago, but his name was put down as Mike Zolden. Czolgosz evidently did not care how his name was corrupted, and it was only by chance that his real name was discovered.
Mike Czolgosz did not care to talk much regarding his brother, and claimed to know nothing regarding the anarchistic sentiments held by Leon. He admitted, however, that he himself had been a Socialist, but asserted that he had repudiated the doctrines of that sect.
“I do not believe Leon shot the President because of any affiliation with Anarchists,” he said. “He must have been paid by some one to commit the deed.”