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Source: Ithaca Daily Journal
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Saw the Assassin”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Ithaca, New York
Date of publication: 18 September 1901
Volume number: 59
Issue number: 67
Pagination: [6]

“Saw the Assassin.” Ithaca Daily Journal 18 Sept. 1901 v59n67: p. [6].
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William R. Gunderman; Leon Czolgosz (incarceration: Buffalo, NY: visitations); Leon Czolgosz; William R. Gunderman (public statements).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; Conrad Diehl; William R. Gunderman.


Saw the Assassin


Mayor Gunderman Met Leon Czolgo[?]z in Buffalo Hallway.

     Mayor Gunderman returned to the city today from Buffalo, where he has been since the assassination of the President. Yesterday afternoon Mr. Gunderman, by chance, ran face to face with the assassin Czolgosz, as he was being led by guard to his cell, after having been before the court. Mr. Gunderman had been calling at Mayor Diehl’s office in the City Building and finding Mr. Diehl absent, had enjoyed a long conversation with the private secretary. Mr. Gunderman was obliged to leave soon and was escorted through the hall by the secretary. Suddenly Mr. Gunderman felt a tap on his shoulder and the secretary whispered, “Here he comes!” “Who?” exclaimed the mayor. “Why, the Thing,” was the reply.
     They looked around and saw the prisoner chained by the wrists to two guards. The assassin was dressed in ill-fitting clothes, his shoes were untied and a slouch hat was drawn back on his head. He bore himself with bravado and a smile overspread his face as he turned slightly and saw the awed countenances of spectators. Mr. Gunderman stepped aside to allow the guards to pass. He said today: “I never was so angry before in my life, as I was to see that smile and had I had a revolver I am sure I could not have refrained from ending his life right there.”



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