Assassin’s Body Destroyed
Acid Poured into the Coffin, Which Is Expected to
Disintegrate the Remains in Twelve Hours.
AUBURN, N. Y., Oct.
29.—After the autopsy on the body of Czolgosz it was placed in a
black-stained pine coffin, every portion of the anatomy being replaced
under the supervision of Dr. Gerin and Warden Mead. Shortly afterward
it was taken to the prison cemetery and an extraordinary precaution
taken to completely destroy it. A few days ago under the warden’s
orders, an experiment was made to determine the power of quicklime
in the destruction of flesh and bone, which was not satisfactory.
Warden Mead, who conferred with some
of the physicians present and determined, in conjunction with Supt.
Collins, that the purpose of the law was the destruction of the
Accordingly a carboy of acid was obtained
and poured upon the body in the coffin after it had been lowered
into the grave. Straw was used in the four corners of the grave
as the earth was put in to give vent to such gases as might form.
It is the belief of the physicians
that the body will be entirely disintegrated within 12 hours. During
that time and as long as deemed necessary, a guard will be kept
over the unmarked grave.