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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.
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 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] place.

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 the court.



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