Source: Intermountain Catholic
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Scientist Interested in Czolgosz’s Case”
City of publication: Salt Lake City, Utah
Date of publication: 18 January 1902
Volume number: 3
Issue number: 16
|“Scientist Interested in Czolgosz’s Case.” Intermountain Catholic 18 Jan. 1902 v3n16: p. 5.|
|L. Vernon Briggs.|
|L. Vernon Briggs; Leon Czolgosz; William McKinley.|
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.