Deputies Are Back from the Trip to Prison
Relieved of the strain
of guarding the murderer of the President, Sheriff Caldwell and
his corps of deputies arrived from Auburn at 1:22 o’clock yesterday
afternoon. As described by the Sheriff the trip with Czolgosz to
the place of his execution was one of anxiety. With the Sheriff
on the return trip were Jailer Mitchell, Supt. Sloan of the Penitentiary
and Deputy Sheriff Bates, who preceded the party to Auburn in order
to make arrangements for the transfer of the prisoner.
“After Czolgosz had talked during
the trip,” said Sheriff Caldwell, “he fell into a stupor again,
and when we reached Auburn he seemed hardly able to realize where
he was. Certainly the prisoner was as unwelcome there as he was
here, but we were anxious to get rid of him, for as soon as we did
so, we stopped the expense to the county and relieved ourselves
of the constant strain.
“At Auburn the citizens were told
that the prisoner would arrive on a special train later in the day.
This was done to avoid a mob scene. But when the time came for the
arrival of the supposed train, there was a mob, and if we had come
then, I am afraid there would have been trouble.”
Sheriff Caldwell was so overcome by
the strain of the trip that immediately upon his arrival in Buffalo
he was compelled to go home.