Source: Evening Times
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Bullets Fired by Czolgosz”
City of publication: Washington, DC
Date of publication: 27 November 1901
Volume number: none
Issue number: 1975
|“Bullets Fired by Czolgosz.” Evening Times 27 Nov. 1901 n1975: p. 2.|
|McKinley assassination (investigation: Buffalo, NY); McKinley assassination (poison bullet theory); McKinley physicians (payment).|
|Leon Czolgosz; Herbert M. Hill; Warren B. Hooker; Herman G. Matzinger; William McKinley.|
Bullets Fired by Czolgosz
Cost Erie County $300 for Analysis Made by Chemists.
BUFFALO, Nov. 27.—It cost the county
of Erie $300 to find out that the bullets which were used by Czolgosz when he
fired the fatal shots at President McKinley were not poisoned, according to
orders made by Justice Hooker, in the Criminal Term of the Supreme Court this
Dr. Herbert M. Hill, Buffalo’s city chemist, was allowed $150 for making a chemical analysis of the bullets, and Dr. Herman G. Matzinger, who also assisted at the President’s autopsy, was allowed a similar sum for making a bacteriological examination of the leaden pellets.
The allowance to Dr. Matzinger, of course, has nothing to do with the sum which he may receive as one of the doctors who performed the autopsy. Both physicians asked for more than was allowed, but the amount of their demand is not made public. Justice Hooker considers that the allowances he made are ample.