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
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.