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Source: Auburn Bulletin
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Czolgosz Still Silent”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Auburn, New York
Date of publication: 30 September 1901
Volume number: 76
Issue number: 6768
Pagination: 4

“Czolgosz Still Silent.” Auburn Bulletin 30 Sept. 1901 v76n6768: p. 4.
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Leon Czolgosz (incarceration: Auburn, NY); John Gerin; J. Warren Mead (public statements).
Named persons
Archibald W. Benedict; Leon Czolgosz; Clarence Egnor; John Gerin; William McKinley; J. Warren Mead; John N. Ross; H. Seymour Squyer.


Czolgosz Still Silent


Eats Well and Sleeps Well but Holds Converse with Nobody.

     Leon F. Czolgosz, the assassin of President McKinley, who now occupies cell No. 4 in the condemned row in the prison, still maintains his sullen silence. By his own choice he is left to his own thoughts, whatever they may be. He holds conversation with nobody except the men who keep watch over him, and then only in reply to questions put to him in regard to his meals, etc. Even the talkative Egnor, the slayer of Guard Benedict, who occupies the cell next to the assassin and on the end of the row, No. 5, does not hold converse with the man who took the life of the Nation’s Chief Executive.
     Czolgosz’s routine continues much the same as was published Saturday. He spends his time walking up and down his cell, lying in bed, or eating his meals. His every movement is followed by the eye of the watchful guard who sits in front of his cell. He was visited this morning by Prison Physician Gerin as he has been and will be every morning to the time of his execution, for it is the rule of the prison physician to visit the condemned m[?]n once a day at least. Dr. Gerin had no report to make to Warden Mead this morning, hence the man’s physical condition is probably all right.
     “Is Czolgosz nervous?” asked a BULLETIN reporter of Warden Mead this morning.
     “Why, I can’t say that he’s nervous,” replied the warden. “In fact, I don’t know. He acts just as he has acted all along.”
     The assassin eats well and sleeps well, it is assumed, for questions on this point elicit the reply that “he acts as he has acted,” that there is no change.
     The little red covered pamphlet received at the prison Saturday for Czolgosz, it being the Gospel of St. John, has not been given the assassin, for as Warden Mead explains, there is a Bible in his cell as there is in all of the condemned cells and, therefore, he has access to the Gospel of St. John without the pamphlet.
     “Has he received any mail other than the pamphlet?” asked the reporter.
     “He has not received any mail,” replied Warden Mead.
     Czolgosz was bertilloned at the prison yesterday by Bertillon Measurer Ross and his photograph was taken by H. Seymour Squyer, the official photographer. Except for the fact that he has been bertilloned and photographed Warden Mead will have nothing to say on this point, because the law won’t let him. The statute requires the official measurement of every convict and that his photograph be taken, the measurements to be kept secret and to be used in case the man is ever apprehended again and the picture and measurements might be wanted for the purpose of identification.



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