Source: News and Courier
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Afraid of the Mob”
City of publication: Charleston, South Carolina
Date of publication: 18 September 1901
Volume number: none
Issue number: none
|“Afraid of the Mob.” News and Courier 18 Sept. 1901: p. 1.|
|Robert C. Titus; Leon Czolgosz (legal defense).|
|Leon Czolgosz [misspelled below]; Robert C. Titus.|
Afraid of the Mob
Judge Titus Hesitates to Act as Counsel for Czolgocz Because
Might Ruin His Business.
Milwaukee, September 17.—Judge Robert C. Titus, of Buffalo, received a long telegram to-day from the Buffalo Bar Association, urging him to accept the appointment and make a defence of Czolgocz. The message stated that, while the natural instincts of the people were such that they wanted a speedy punishment, still the law demanded that he should be given a fair trial. If the man was insane the death penalty could not be inflicted, but if sane then he should have a trial in keeping with the ideas of justice. It should be dignified and should not be a farce, because such a trial would do more harm to law than it would do good. Judge Titus has been called up by his friends by long distance telephone and urged not to accept the appointment. He said to-night that he could not tell whether or not he would accept. Should he do so, the Judge says, it might possibly ruin the work of a lifetime.