Source: Cleveland Press
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Will Not Desert Him”
City of publication: Cleveland, Ohio
Date of publication: 14 September 1901
Volume number: none
Issue number: 7249
|“Will Not Desert Him.” Cleveland Press 14 Sept. 1901 n7249: p. .|
|Czolgosz family; Katherine Metzfaltr Czolgosz (public statements); Paul Czolgosz.|
|Leon Czolgosz; Paul Czolgosz.|
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 show it.
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 house.
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 wrong.
“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.”