Source: New York Times
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Execution of Czolgosz”
City of publication: New York, New York
Date of publication: 25 October 1901
Volume number: 51
Issue number: 16162
|“Execution of Czolgosz.” New York Times 25 Oct. 1901 v51n16162: p. 3.|
|Leon Czolgosz (execution: preparations, plans, etc.).|
|Leon Czolgosz; William McKinley; J. Warren Mead; William G. Taylor.|
Execution of Czolgosz
It Will Take Place at 7 A. M. on Next Tuesday—Only Twenty-Six Invitations Issued.
ALBANY, N. Y., Oct. 24.—Leon F. Czolgosz, the
murderer of President McKinley, will be executed at 7 A. M. on Tuesday, Oct.
29, at Auburn Prison. Warden Mead of the prison has selected Tuesday so that
final arrangements may be made on Monday.
In doing this he is following the general custom in the State prisons relative to executions. It does away with the necessity of making final arrangements on Sunday. The sentence of the court was that the execution of Czolgosz should take place during the week commencing Oct. 28, leaving to the Warden of the prison full power to select the day of the week in which to carry out the mandate of the law. This latitude is given the Warden to secure secrecy as to the time of execution, and to guard against delay from accident.
To guard against accidents and postponement of electrocutions the State prisons are now supplied with two sets of apparatus. This is done because the apparatus broke down at Auburn Prison on July 20, 1893, when William G. Taylor of Saratoga County was about to be executed, and a delay of one hour resulted.
The witnesses will assemble at the prison at 6:30 o’clock on Tuesday morning. There have been twenty-six invitations issued and they are non-transferable. Each witness must present his invitation to the Warden of the prison and if he is not identified to the satisfaction of the Warden as being the man to whom it was issued he will not be admitted.