Pen Portrait of the Assassin
BUFFALO, Sept. 7.—The names [sic]
of the man who shot the President is Leon Frans Czolgosz, pronounced
He is 5 feet 8½ inches tall,
weight 150 pounds, stands erect, and his figure is well made.
His head is rather attractive, round
and large at the apex, tapering down to a narrow, high forehead,
which gives to his face a look of unusual intelligence.
His eyes of steel gray, rather sharp
and well shaped. His nose is prominent and tapers to a point.
His mouth is well curved and lends
a pleasant look to the whole features. [sic] When he smiles
he shows teeth which, though good, have not been cared for.
The weakest part of his face is his
chin. There is no breadth to the sweep of his jaw from the ear to
the chin point.
The jaw bones are not prominent and
trend of the jaw is weak and receding, the chin narrows to a point.
The eyes of Czolgosz do not show any
signs of insanity. He looks at one steadily and intelligently. Czolgosz
speaks with a slight suggestion of accent that is slightly noticeable
when he attempts to pronounce “r” and “g”. He gives a softness to
His voice is low and not unpleasant.