Grave of Czolgosz
SOUVENIR FIENDS AND OTHERS ATTRACTED TO THE SPOT.
A Beaten Path Leads to the Mound in the State Burial Plot under
Which President McKinley’s Assassin Lies.
Sept. 13.—The mound of yellow earth in the State prison burial plot
in Fitch avenue [sic], under which lie the remains of Leon
F. Czolgosz, the assassin of President McKinley, attracts daily
a large number of curious and morbidly inclined visitors, most of
whom are people from out of town.
A beaten path leads from the entrance
of the plot and ends at the misshapen mound of earth under which
the murderer’s body was buried in the bed of sulphuric acid and
quicklime. A rank growth of weeds surrounds the grave but the mound
has been kept clear by the souvenir “fiends” who have carried away
pebbles and packages of earth as mementoes [sic] of their
The principal visitors to the assassin’s
grave are members of theatrical companies showing in Auburn and
people from distant States. More women than men it is said are attracted
to the spot.