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Source: Milwaukee Journal
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Alderman Okershauser Would Chloroform Czolgosz to Get His Confession”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Date of publication: 17 September 1901
Volume number: 19
Issue number: none
Pagination: 1

“Alderman Okershauser Would Chloroform Czolgosz to Get His Confession.” Milwaukee Journal 17 Sept. 1901 v19: p. 1.
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William C. Okershauser; William C. Okershauser (public statements); McKinley assassination (personal response); Leon Czolgosz (interrogation).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; William McKinley; William C. Okershauser.


Alderman Okershauser Would Chloroform Czolgosz to Get His Confession

     William C. Okershauser of the Seventeenth ward believes extreme measures should be adopted in compelling Czolgosz to divulge the names of his accomplices in the plot to murder President McKinley. He believes the assassin had co-workers, and that the life of the president is worth more than the life of “one miserable anarchist.”
     “It hardly seems fair,” says Mr. Okershauser, “that the life of the nation’s chief should be considered worth the life of only one miserable anarchist.
     “I do not doubt that the assassin of the president had an accomplice, and that the deed is preying more or less on his mind. It is well known that any person about to undergo an operation, and while under the influence of chloroform, will express his last thoughts, or the one thing uppermost on his mind. I would, therefore suggest that the assassin be put under the influence of chloroform and questioned concerning his crime, in order to learn if possible who his accomplices were.”



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