Source: Houston Daily Post
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Family Indifferent”
City of publication: Houston, Texas
Date of publication: 29 October 1901
Volume number: 17
Issue number: 208
|“Family Indifferent.” Houston Daily Post 29 Oct. 1901 v17n208: p. 1.|
|Czolgosz family; Paul Czolgosz.|
|Thomas Bandowski; George E. Corner [misspelled below]; Leon Czolgosz; Paul Czolgosz; Waldeck Czolgosz.|
|The first page of the source document has a label attached to it which obscures some text.|
Relatives of Leon Czolgosz Appear to Be Unconcerned.
MEMBERS RETIRED EARLY
Father Relinquished Claim upon the Body without Emotion.
THEIR INDIFFERENCE REMARKABLE.
Family Will Arise Early to Hear News of the Execution.
[?]OTHER TO RETURN HOME IN DAY OR SO
[?]sage Family Received from [?] Was One Asking for a [?] Sum of Money.
Cleveland, [?].—The members of the family of
[?] Czolgosz, who are in this city show [?] [?]ittle concern over the fate of
their son and brother as if he bore no relation whatever to them. The seeming
indifference is remarkable. The father of the assassin was down town tonight
in conference with Chief of Police Conner and later it was learned that he had
relinquished all claims to the body of his son. That the elder Czolgosz has
become entirely indifferent as to the fate of his son or else does not realize
the terrible penalty that he must undergo, is very evident. An incident that
happened while on his way to his home in the Polish district this evening is
A little newsboy hopped onto the car and cried out the evening paper’s featuring [sic], as an incident to buy, the electrocuting of Leon F. Czolgosz in Auburn prison tomorrow. He spoke directly to the old man, but if he understood he showed not the least consciousness that the matter in any way concerned him. He simply stared into space and it is only fair to asume [sic] that the words of the newsboy were not understood, Czolgosz not being very familiar with the English language, grasping the most ordinary words only after much difficulty.
When he arrived at his home the family had gone to bed and had to be aroused that the father might be admitted.
No word other than a telegram asking for $35 was received by the family today from the brother, Waldeck, and his brother-in-law, Bandowski, who are in Auburn and the statement was made that these two men would probably leave Auburn for Cleveland Wednesday or Thursday.
The assassin’s father, a younger brother and perhaps two of his isters [sic] will be in the Cleveland office of the Associated Press tomorrow morning and will there lear[n] of the carrying out of the law.