Assassin’s Body Now Consumed
Sulphuric Acid Is Believed to Have Done Its Work.
NO GUARD WATCHES THE GRAVE
Cemetery Visited by the Murderer’s Brother, Waldek Czolgosz and
AUBURN, Oct. 31.—The fuming sulphuric
acid and quicklime, in which the body of President McKinley’s assassin
was immersed, is believed to have done its work and in all probability
all that now remains of Leon F. Czolgosz is a semi-liquid or gelatinous
mass bearing not the slightest resemblance to the human form.
Chemical experts hereabouts, however,
have questioned the wisdom of adding vitriol to the lime, for it
is indisputable that when an acid like sulphuric comes in contact
with an alkali like quicklime the resultant effect is for one to
neutralize the other. But, notwithstanding, between the two chemicals
the body no doubt by this time has been resolved into its primary
So hurried was the interment that
the remains were neither clothed nor were the incisions made by
the knives of the physicians sewed up. The corpse of Czolgosz was
simply thrown into a rough pine box in shape like a dry goods box
and upon it were placed the skull cap, brain, viscera and the other
organs that had been removed during the autopsy.
Visiied [sic] the Grave.
At a late hour in the afternoon Waldek
Czolgosz, the Anarchist’s brother, paid a visit to the cemetery.
He was accompanied by Thomas Bandowski, his brother-in-law, but
neither of them displayed any emotion. No death certificate has
been given to the brother, but Warden Mead will grant one if the
proper papers are forwarded by the insurance organization to which
the assassin belonged.
Neither has any guard or watchman
been placed at the grave, as it would be absolutely impossible for
any ghouls or grave robbers to disturb the body, lying as it is
in the midst of a seething cauldron of liquid fire. Waldek says
that he does not intend to change his name, but he expects to abandon
farming and start in business on a small scale in Cleveland, although
what business he does not state. Waldek Czolgosz and Bandowski left
for Cleveland yesterday.
The prison has resumed its customary
routine and as nearly all the spectators of the electrocution and
visiting newspaper men have left town, there is practically nothing
to bring to mind the fact that this city was very lately the scene
of the concluding act of a great national tragedy.