Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Trial of President McKiley’s [sic] Murderer”
City of publication: Lancaster, New York
Date of publication: 25 September 1901
Volume number: 6
Issue number: 80
|“Trial of President McKiley’s [sic] Murderer.” Enterprise [Lancaster] 25 Sept. 1901 v6n80: p. 1.|
|Leon Czolgosz (trial); Leon Czolgosz (trial: jury selection); Czolgosz family (arrival at Buffalo, NY: 24 Sept. 1901).|
|Robert J. Adams [middle initial wrong below]; William S. Bull; Silas Carmer; Leon Czolgosz; Walter E. Everett; Richard J. Garwood; Frederick Haller; Carlton E. Ladd; Frederick V. Lauer; Loran L. Lewis; William Loton; William McKinley; Joachim H. Mertens; Thomas Penney [misspelled below]; Ben C. Ralph; Andrew J. Smith; James S. Stygall, Jr.; Robert C. Titus; Samuel P. Waldow; Henry W. Wendt; Truman C. White.|
Trial of President McKiley’s [sic] Murderer
The trial of Leon F. Czolgosz, charged with the
murder of President McKinley, was commenced before Judge White in the Supreme
Court at Buffalo on Monday. District Attorney Penny and his first assistant
Haller for the prosecution. Ex-Judges Titus and Lewis and Attorney Ladd appeared
for the defendant.
When Czolgosz was charged with the crime of murder he replied “guilty.”
The plea was not accepted by Judge White and a plea of “not guilty” entered as perscribed [sic] by law.
The jury was drawn without much delay and is as follows:
Frederick V. Lauer, plumber, Buffalo.
Richard J. Garwood, builder, Buffalo.
Henry W. Wendt, manufacturer, Buffalo.
Silas Carmer, farmer, Clarence.
James S. Stygall, Jr., plumber, Buffalo.
William Loton, farmer, Eden.
Walter E. Everett, blacksmith, Buffalo.
Ben C. Ralph, bank cashier, Buffalo.
Samuel P. Waldow, farmer, Alden.
Andrew J. Smith, butter and egg dealer, Buffalo.
Joachim H. Mertens, boot and shoe dealer, Buffalo.
Robert A. Adams, contractor, Buffalo.
The physicians in attendance on the president
after the shooting and other witnesses were examined and taking testimony was
continued yesterday. The recital of the testimony is similar to what appeared
in the newspapers at the time of the shooting.
The prosecution finished its case with the testimony of Superintendent of Police Bull yesterday afternoon.
Counsel for the defense arose and stated that they had no testimony to present. Ex-judge Lewis asked that they be allowed to address the jury, which was granted.
Ex-Judge Lewis addressed the jury for twenty minutes and was followed by District Attorney Penny who spoke for eighteen minutes. Judge White’s charge was a model of impartiality, was dignified and most impressive. He spoke for twenty minutes. The jury retired and in thirty-five minutes returned a verdict of guilty.
Czolgosz heard the verdict with indifference. He will be sentenced to-day. He will have an opportunity to speak before he is sentenced, and says now that he will do so.
The father, brother and sister of the assassin arrived in Buffalo, yesterday.