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 th[e] week beginning October 28, 1901.
According to th[e] laws of New York,
this was th[e] earliest tim[e] at which the [exe]cution could tak[e]
Brought into Court.
Th[e] polic[e] arrangements at th[e]
city h[al]l, where Leon F. Czolgosz was to rec[e]iv[e] his sentenc[e]
this afternoon for the murder of President McKinley, wer[e] [e]ven
more stringent than during th[e] trial of the assassin.
Half an hour after the tim[e] announced
for th[e] opening of th[e] court th[e] courtroom was filled and
th[e] doors locked. Aft[e]r 1:30 no on[e] but officials connected
with the court or newspaper men were allowed to enter. About 25
of th[e] 150 spectator[s] were women.
At 2[:]05 o’clock the prisoner was
bro[u]ght into court, [s]hackled to Detectives Geary [a]nd Solomon,
accompanied by Assistant Superintendent Cusick and Jailor Mitchell.
Czolgosz was per[s]piring and se[e]med
nervous, though h[e] did not trembl[e], and his gait was steady.
Czolgosz took his seat and mopped his brow with his ha[n]dkerchief.
When he settled back in his chair his wonted listless attitud[e]
was ab[s]ent. H[e] kept his eye[s] wid[e] open and looked about
him occasionally, but presently h[e] dropped his [e]yes to th[e]
tabl[e] [a]head of him and assumed hi[s] former li[s]tle[ss] air.
Th[e] strain on him wa[s] evid[e]ntly intense, as was attes[t]ed
by [a] f[e]w sighs and heaving of th[e] che[s]t.
At 2:12 Justic[e] Whit[e] took hi[s]
[s]eat on th[e] bench and th[e] crier announced th[e] opening of