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Source: New-York Tribune
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Root Praises Erie County Officers”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: New York, New York
Date of publication: 15 November 1901
Volume number: 61
Issue number: 20088
Pagination: 9

 
Citation
“Root Praises Erie County Officers.” New-York Tribune 15 Nov. 1901 v61n20088: p. 9.
 
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Keywords
Leon Czolgosz (trial: government response); Elihu Root (correspondence).
 
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; William McKinley; Benjamin B. Odell, Jr.; Thomas Penney; Theodore Roosevelt; Elihu Root.
 
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Root Praises Erie County Officers

 

HE COMMENDS EFFECTIVE AND DIGNIFIED WAY THE
CZOLGOSZ CASE WAS HANDLED.

     Buffalo, Nov. 14.—District Attorney Penney to-day received from Governor Odell a letter accompanied by a communication from the Secretary of War. Secretary Root asks the Governor to accept and convey to the officers charged with the administration of justice in the State of New-York, and especially in Erie County, an expression of the Administration’s satisfaction and approval of the effective and dignified way in which the law has been vindicated and the ends of justice attained in the prosecution and punishment of the assassin Czolgosz.
     “The course of justice was swift but measured,” the Secretary continues. “Protection against lawless violence was shown to be consistent with the certain and awful punishment of guilt. No opportunity for defence was withheld: but no opportunity for spectacular display or the gratification of vanity, which is so great an incentive to such crimes, was afforded. I know that this has been appreciated by the Cabinet of the late President McKinley, and it is especially appreciated by the representative of New-York in that Cabinet. I am authorized to say that President Roosevelt fully concurs in the sentiments which I have expressed.”

 

 


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