Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Many Flowers for Czolgosz”
City of publication: St. Louis, Missouri
Date of publication: 15 October 1901
Volume number: 54
Issue number: 55
|“Many Flowers for Czolgosz.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch 15 Oct. 1901 v54n55: p. 1.|
|Leon Czolgosz (execution: witnesses); Leon Czolgosz (incarceration: Auburn, NY: public response).|
|Leon Czolgosz; John Hay; William McKinley.|
Many Flowers for Czolgosz
None of These Reach the Assassin, and But 26 Persons Will Witness His Legal Execution.
ALBANY, N. Y., Oct. 15.—Plans for
the electrocution of Czolgosz, the assassin of President McKinley, include the
presence of but 26 witnesses, one of whom will be designated by Secretary Hay
to represent the government. Over a thousand have applied to the warden.
Since his confinement in Auburn prison several thousand letters have been received for him at the prison, as well as a large number of express packages containing flowers and fruit. The letters, flowers and fruit have never reached the condemned man. The flowers and fruit, it is learned, have been sent by Christian societies, as have a number of letters, consoling him in his last moments. Other letters have come from cranks, who have written about the species of torture to which would would [sic] put him if they had the execution of justice in his case. It is stated, however, that it would be a matter of surprise if the names of senders of fruit and flowers were made public.