Scientist Interested in Czolgosz’s Case
Cleveland, O., Jan. 12.—Dr. L. Vernon
Briggs of Boston spent the greater part of last week in this city
in the neighborhood of the Czolgosz home, and, with the aid of an
interpreter, gathered enough information to cover between forty
and fifty pages of typewritten manuscript.
He visited the Czolgosz family in
the south end, and tried to interview every person he could find
that had ever spoken to or was personally acquainted with Leon Czolgosz,
the murderer of President McKinley. He is said to have taken notes
upon the house in which Czolgosz was born, upon the general environments
of the neighborhood, going even so far as to note that the streets
in the neighborhood were not paved and that there were no shade
trees in the vicinity. He also went to the farm near Chagrin Falls,
where the family resided for a time and inquired of the neighbors
about the maneuvers of Leon Czolgosz.
In addition to the above, he asked
about the environments of Czolgosz’s ancestors for several generations
back in the land the family came from. Dr. Briggs said he wanted
the facts for scientific purposes.