Source: News and Courier
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “The Fate of Czolgosz”
City of publication: Charleston, South Carolina
Date of publication: 3 October 1901
Volume number: none
Issue number: none
|“The Fate of Czolgosz.” News and Courier 3 Oct. 1901: p. 1.|
|Benjamin B. Odell, Jr.; Leon Czolgosz (execution: public response); Leon Czolgosz (commutation of death sentence); Benjamin B. Odell, Jr. (public statements); Leon Czolgosz (disposal of remains).|
|Leon Czolgosz; William McKinley; Benjamin B. Odell, Jr..|
The Fate of Czolgosz
Governor Odell Will Not Commute His Sentence—Neither Will He
That Czolgosz Be Buried at Sea.
Albany, N. Y., October 2.—Governor Odell arrived
in this city this afternoon from Newburgh and when he reached the Executive
chamber he was surprised to find on his desk two letters requesting him to commute
to life imprisonment the sentence of Czolgosz, the murderer of President McKinley.
One letter was sent by a man in Illinois and the other by a man in Maine. They
were evidently written by cranks, in the opinion of the Governor, and no attention
will be paid to them.
“You may be assured that nothing will be done by me,” said Governor Odell, “to prevent the execution of Czolgosz on the day fixed by law.”
The Governor also received a petition that the body of the murderer after the electrocution be buried at sea. The Governor understands that the body must be surrendered to the condemned man’s relatives if they claim it after death and that they have charge of its disposition.