Source: Chicago Daily Tribune
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Ask Leniency for Czolgosz”
City of publication: Chicago, Illinois
Date of publication: 3 October 1901
Volume number: 60
Issue number: 276
|“Ask Leniency for Czolgosz.” Chicago Daily Tribune 3 Oct. 1901 v60n276: part 2, p. 9.|
|Benjamin B. Odell, Jr.; Leon Czolgosz (execution: public response); Leon Czolgosz (commutation of death sentence); Benjamin B. Odell, Jr. (public statements); Leon Czolgosz (disposal of remains).|
|Leon Czolgosz; William McKinley; Benjamin B. Odell, Jr..|
Ask Leniency for Czolgosz
Governor Odell Receives Letters Asking Him to Commute Sentence to Life Imprisonment.
Albany, N. Y., Oct. 2.—Governor Odell arrived
in this city today from Newburg, and when he reached the executive chamber he
found on his desk two letters requesting him to commute to life imprisonment
the sentence of Czolgosz, the murderer of President McKinley. One letter was
sent by a man in Illinois and the other by a man in Maine. They were evidently
written by cranks, and no attention will be paid to them.
“You may be assured that nothing will be done by me,” said Governor Odell, “to prevent the execution of Czolgosz on the day fixed by law.”
The Governor also received a petition that the body of the murderer after the electrocution be buried at sea. The Governor understands that the body must be surrendered to the condemned man’s relatives if they claim it after death, and that they have charge of its disposition.