Sticks to His First Story
Would-Be Assassin of President McKinley Has Made
No New Admissions.
Still Insists He Alone Conceived, Planned and Accomplished the
Crime—Police Looking for Emma Goldman.
CZOLGOSZ IS SHIELDING OTHERS.
Says No One Else Knew of His Contemplated Crime.
Buffalo, Sept. 9.—Czolgosz, the assailant
of President McKinley, went through another long examination today
at the hands of the police officials, but emerged from it without
having added anything material to their knowledge of the case. The
chief effort of the detectives was to draw from the prisoner some
admission as to his accomplices, but he persistently stuck to his
denial that he was assisted in any way in the commission of his
crime. Every possible device was resorted to in the effort to obtain
the information, but the prisoner maintained his position and could
not be shaken. In answer to questions he again went over the events
of Friday, and told substantially the same story as in the original
confession made to Superintendent Bull and District Attorney Penney.
Czolgosz carefully weighed his answers,
and when conclusions that he did not approve were taken from his
statements, insisted upon making explanations of his exact meaning.
The police have about concluded that more effective work on the
plot theory can be done on the outside, although Czolgosz probably
will have another experience with the third degree of police craft
tomorrow. The general investigation of the case progresses slowly,
because the men on it must cover a large amount of preliminary ground
before they can do effective work.
According to the local authorities,
the police of the country know very little about the anarchists.
Since the president was shot, the Buffalo police have found that
there are at least twenty avowed anarchists in the city. Here, as
elsewhere, it has been necessary for the detectives to first satisfy
themselves as to the identity of a lot of men whom they never had
occasion to watch before. No other arrests have been made in connection
with the case, and the local police say they do not anticipate any
for the present. It is believed that both Emma Goldman and Julius
Schwab will be detained by the police whenever they are found. Superintendent
Bull has made a general request to the police of the country that
any one suspected of complicity be detained and examined. The police
of Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit and other middle states cities are
co-operating with the local officers in tracing the movements of
the prisoner before the crime, and Superintendent Bull said today
that they had practically accounted for him for the six weeks preceding
his arrival here.
Czolgosz is still kept secluded, and
the detectives are the only ones to have access to him. He is still
strong and healthy and eats heartily. Knowledge of the condition
of the president is kept from him. He knew on Friday night that
the president was still alive, but has been given no information
since then. Not once since his confinement, either in talking with
his guards or when up for examination, has he asked as to the fate
of his victim. No plan for the arraignment of the prisoner has been
considered by District Attorney Penney. When seen tonight that official
said: “We are still investigating the case, and until the inquiry
by the police is concluded and something definite as to the results
of the president’s wounds is known, nothing will be done about the
prosecution of the prisoner. All discussion of the subject is premature.
I have not yet even taken the matter up for consideration.”