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Source: Spokane Daily Chronicle
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Sentence of Death”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Spokane, Washington
Date of publication: 26 September 1901
Volume number: 16
Issue number: 20
Pagination: 1

“Sentence of Death.” Spokane Daily Chronicle 26 Sept. 1901 v16n20: p. 1.
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Leon Czolgosz (sentencing); Leon Czolgosz (sentencing: attendees); Leon Czolgosz.
Named persons
Patrick V. Cusack [misspelled below]; Leon Czolgosz; John J. Geary; William McKinley; George N. Mitchell; Albert Solomon; Truman C. White.


Sentence of Death


Doom of Leon Czolgosz Was Pronounced by Court.
Execution to Be at Earliest Period Allowed by Law.

     BUFFALO, Sept. 26.—Czolgosz was sentenced to be electrocuted in the week beginning October 28, 1901.
     According to the laws of New York, this was the earliest time at which the execution could take place.

Brought into Court.

     The police arrangements at the city hall, where Leon F. Czolgosz was to receive his sentence this afternoon for the murder of President McKinley, were even more stringent than during the trial of the assassin.
     Half an hour after the time announced for the opening of the court the courtroom was filled and the doors locked. After 1:30 no one but officials connected with the court or newspaper men were allowed to enter. About 25 of the 150 spectators were women.
     At 2[:]05 o’clock the prisoner was brought into court, shackled to Detectives Geary and Solomon, accompanied by Assistant Superintendent Cusick and Jailor Mitchell.
     Czolgosz was perspiring and seemed nervous, though he did not tremble, and his gait was steady. Czolgosz took his seat and mopped his brow with his handkerchief. When he settled back in his chair his wonted listless attitude was absent. He kept his eyes wide open and looked about him occasionally, but presently he dropped his eyes to the table ahead of him and assumed his former listless air. The strain on him was evidently intense, as was attested by a few sighs and heaving of the chest.
     At 2:12 Justice White took his seat on the bench and the crier announced the opening of the court.



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