Wants to See Assassin
Father of Czolgasz Desires to Try to Persuade His
Son to Reveal Conspiracy.
Paul Czolgasz, father of Leon Czolgasz,
is very anxious to go to Buffalo and to obtain, if possible, an
interview with his son. His anxiety in this line is undoubtedly
prompted in some measure by paternal instincts, but his main motive
is to try to persuade the assassin to disclose the nature of the
plot against the president and to induce him, if possible, to disclose
the names of his co-conspirators, if there were any.
Jacob Czolgasz, a brother of the murderer,
is also very anxious to have his father go to Buffalo. Yesterday
he went to his father and proposed that they start at once. The
elder Czolgasz was willing to go, but they thought that it would
be advisable first to consult with the police. Chief Corner, with
whom they consulted, told them not to think of going to Buffalo
at this time. The Buffalo police, judging from the policy which
they have hitherto pursued, would probably not allow the father
and brother to have an interview with the assassin even if they
went. Moreover, there seemed to be a possibility that if the two
Czolgaszs became known in Buffalo they might suffer violence at
the hands of the populace.
The police have already instructed
father and son to be in readiness to start for Buffalo at any time.
They are to wait, however, until they are officially summoned by
the Buffalo police. A trip to Buffalo on their own account would
lead to no good result, the police believe. Paul Czolgasz, through
an interpreter, said last night:
“I am very anxious to see Leon and
to ask him to disclose everything connected with his terrible crime.
As the police think that it would be unwise to go there at present
I am holding myself in readiness to go at short notice. I hope that
I may not have to wait long, for I am very anxious to see him.”