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Daily Picayune
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “He Is a Pole, and the Law-Abiding Poles Deplore It”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: New Orleans, Louisiana
Date of publication: 13 September 1901
Volume number: 65
Issue number: 232
Part/Section: 1
Pagination: 7

“He Is a Pole, and the Law-Abiding Poles Deplore It.” Daily Picayune 13 Sept. 1901 v65n232: part 1, p. 7.
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Leon F. Wazeter; Leon Czolgosz (family background); McKinley assassination (public response: Polish Americans).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; Leon F. Wazeter.

He Is a Pole, and the Law-abiding Poles Deplore It

     New York, Sept. 12.—Leon F. Wazeter, a Polish lawyer of this city who went to Buffalo on behalf of the Polish colony of New York in the hope of being able to prove by investigation of the ancestry of Czolgosz that he was of Russian and not of Polish origin, has returned to New York. He says that while he has established the fact that Czolgosz is a Pole, and not a Slav, he is satisfied that the would-be assassin did not associate to any extent with the Polish colonies.
     The Polish paper here comes out to-day with a long editorial branding Czolgosz as “an individual who disgraced himself by an attempt to murder,” and expressing condemnation of his crime in unmeasured terms, and says:
     “We suffer and feel more keenly the effects of the crime because the monster who perpetrated it belongs to out nationality.”