Publication information
view printer-friendly version
Source: Los Angeles Herald
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Petition for Czolgosz”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Los Angeles, California
Date of publication: 4 October 1901
Volume number: 29
Issue number: 3
Pagination: 10

“Petition for Czolgosz.” Los Angeles Herald 4 Oct. 1901 v29n3: p. 10.
full text
Leon Czolgosz (commutation of death sentence); Social Alliance.
Named persons
Theodore W. Curtis; Leon Czolgosz; Benjamin B. Odell, Jr.


Petition for Czolgosz


Movement to Obtain Commutation of His Sentence

     BOSTON, Oct. 3.—Although Governor Odell of New York has stated emphatically that he will not consider any petition for a commutation of Czolgosz’s death to life imprisonment, the Social Alliance of this city is circulating a petition of this nature for signatures in Boston. Its secretary is Theodore W. Curtis. The petition is a long one and includes this sentence:
     “The motive of the petition is not sentimental sympathy with a condemned man, much less the upholding of any form of anarchism of which he is said to have been a disciple, but the belief that the ends of justice, the vindication of the law and the higher interests of civilization will be better served by this change in the form of the penalty.”



top of page