Source: Atlanta Constitution
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Assassin Czolgosz Kept in Ignorance”
City of publication: Atlanta, Georgia
Date of publication: 16 September 1901
Volume number: 34
Issue number: none
|“Assassin Czolgosz Kept in Ignorance.” Atlanta Constitution 16 Sept. 1901 v34: p. 1.|
|Leon Czolgosz (grand jury); Leon Czolgosz (indictment); McKinley assassination (poison bullet theory).|
|Leon Czolgosz; Emma Goldman; William McKinley; Benjamin B. Odell, Jr.|
Assassin Czolgosz Kept in Ignorance
He Does Not Know That McKinley Is Dead, and Will Not Know until
WILL BE INDICTED TODAY BY ERIE COUNTY JURY
Trial Will Occur within the Next Fifteen Days—Officers Did Not Talk to Assassin Yesterday—Poisoned Bullet Not Discussed.
Buffalo, N. Y., September 15.—The
assassin, Czolgosz, does not yet know that President McKinley is dead and probably
will not know it until he is arraigned for murder. He will be indicted by the
grand jury, probably tomorrow, and the case will then be removed to the supreme
court. The arraignment will take place in that court and will be very soon,
the exact time depending on the time of the returning of the indictment. No
further effort was made by the officers today to talk with Czolgosz, nor was
the theory of poisoned bullets taken up by the police. They feel confident that
when the bullets remaining in the revolver are chemically examined, as they
undoubtedly will be, no poison will be found on them.
As to Emma Goldman, the situation stands unchanged, the police holding there is not sufficient evidence on which to ask for her extradition.
To Be Tried in Fifteen Days.
Governor Odell announced today that he had declined to call a special term of the supreme court to try the murderer of the president, as no such haste was necessary. He said that the district attorney had assured him that the grand jury would indict and the case will be on trial within fifteen days, and to call a special term to get a jury assembled would take more time than that. The assassin is in the Erie county penitentiary.