Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Wants to See Assassin”
City of publication: Cleveland, Ohio
Date of publication: 19 September 1901
Volume number: 60
Issue number: 262
|“Wants to See Assassin.” Cleveland Plain Dealer 19 Sept. 1901 v60n262: p. 4.|
|Paul Czolgosz; Czolgosz family; Paul Czolgosz (public statements).|
|George E. Corner; Jacob Czolgosz [variant spelling below]; Leon Czolgosz [variant spelling below]; Paul Czolgosz [variant spelling below].|
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.”