CZOLGOSZ'S FACE IS THAT
OF HARDENED CRIMINAL,
Expert's Opinion of the Assassin's
Character Differs Widely From That of
the Buffalo Police.
who make it their business to study the faces of criminals say that
if the ears in the photograph of the man in question extend above
a line drawn across the top of both eyes, he has the primary characteristics
of a criminal. This characteristic the cowardly assassin, Czolgosz,
W. Nightingale of Fredonia, self-styled expert physiognomist, says
that after seeing the photograph of the Anarchist in The Courier
last Sunday he intently studied his face with a view to determining
his traits of character.
summed the situation up and in a letter addressed to The Courier
tells his professional opinion of Czolgosz.
last Sunday's Courier," the letter states, "I saw the
reproduction of the photograph of Czolgosz, the Anarchist who mortally
wounded the President.. I have been asked by many friends to read
his face to determine his characteristics and to give them my opinion.
THAT OF A CRIMINAL.
have studied his face carefully an hour at a time on several occasions.
This is my conclusion: He is not one of the Innocent men. The authorities
will find him a very hard man to handle. I note the features denoting
strong determination, strong will power and a stubborn disposition.
He is a man that cannot be driven. His face is that of a criminal
and if given his liberty he would commit the same deed again He
is deep in thought and nothing concerning the others will ever be
found out from him.
the shape of his head, I conclude that to a great degree he is a
coward. He would lack the quality of self-defense. The end of his
chin denotes that it is that of a deep plotter and a man that could
not be trusted. but a man not easily led by others. The crime he
committed has been given great thought, which covered a considerable
space of time. He is like a cat;. he commits' deeds by stealth."
one disputes the fact that he is not of the innocent type. The police,
disagree with Nightingale, however, as to his face being that of
a typical criminal. He lacks many of the characteristics of real
criminals. As to his quality. of not being easily led, the police
again draw different' conclusions. They declare that Emma Goldman's
inflammatory literature and incendiary speeches made Czolgosz fall
easy prey to the wiles of the Anarchists.
Courier, September 18, 1901.