Will Not Desert Him
BUT ASSASSIN’S FATHER HAS NO SYMPATHY FOR CZOLGOSZ.
No Sign of the National Tragedy Is Shown at the Czolgosz Home—
Father Going to Buffalo.
While the country is
in grief over the death of the president, life in the Fleet-st home
of the assassin’s parents bears very much the same aspect as it
would had there been no national tragedy. The members of the assassin’s
family are taciturn. If they feel any grief or shame, they do not
Paul Czolgosz, Leon’s father, went
to work as usual, Saturday. His wife, the assassin’s stepmother,
performed her household duties as usual. While talking with a “Press”
reporter, she appeared without emotion except when speaking of the
action of the landlord, who ordered the family to move from the
All Against Them.
“Everyone has turned
against us,” she said to the interpreter. “Where will we go? What
door will be open to us?”
Her voice trembled slightly, and tears
came to her eyes, but she tightened her lips and recovered her composure.
“The landlord has given us a few more
days—until Monday. Maybe we will go back to the farm. Perhaps some
of our countrymen will open their doors to us.
“Why are we blamed for what this half-crazy
boy did? We had nothing to do with it. We never taught him anything
“His father believes Leon should be
punished. But still he is sorry for the boy. He knew about Leon’s
bad brain. He
Will Not Desert Leon
altogether, although he has no sympathy for him. Perhaps
he will go to Buffalo and see Leon in his cell. He will beg him
to tell if anybody else was with him. If others are guilty, my husband
will ask Leon to tell.
“A policeman came here, Thursday,
and told him an officer would be sent to Buffalo with him, if he
wished to go. He said he would go as soon as he could.”