Czolgosz Taken to Auburn
BUFFALO, N. Y., Sept.
26.—Sheriff Caldwell and sixteen men left at 10:06 with Czolgosz
in a special car attached to the rear of the second section of the
9:30 train on the New York Central. The train is due in Auburn at
2:12 to-morrow morning, but being half an hour late may not reach
there until later.
Czolgosz was “sneaked” out the back
entrance of the Erie county [sic] jail surrounded by the seventeen
men, and was hustled into the special car, which had backed down
on the tracks a few rods in the rear of the jail a minute before.
The jail was left at just 9:40 o’clock, but a slow run was made
to the union station, as the engine and car were on the wrong track,
which had been cleared.
Sheriff Caldwell arranged for the
departure, and his moves were kept so secret and were so cleverly
managed that no one but the guards, the railroad officials and the
newspaper men, who were on the watch, knew that the assassin was
being smuggled out of the jail. Sheriff Caldwell had given orders
to his most trustworthy deputies to appear singly at the jail at
different hours during the evening, and he also made arrangements
with Superintendent Bradfield, of the New York Central, to have
an engine an dspecial [sic] car on the terrace tracks at Church
Street at 9:25 o’clock.
As soon as the car arrived a few rods
from the hear [sic] entrance to the jail Czolgosz appeared handcuffed
to Jailer George N. Mitchell and surrounded by the sheriff and his
deputies and Chief McMaster, of the Auburn Police Department. The
car containing the murderer was attached to the second section of
The news that a car containing the
murderer was in the train soon spread quickly, and all the railroad
men in the station left their work to clamber upon the platforms
and get a look at the assassin. Just before the train pulled out
a representative of the Associated Press saw Czolgosz seated easily
in a seat and smoking a cigar. The authorities received word from
some source to-day that the sheriff might ercounter [sic] considerable
difficulty in getting the prisoner to Auburn. Just what sort of
trouble was feared could not be learned, but great care was taken
that no advance news of the departure of the train was telegraphed
along the line.