Czolgosz Taken to Auburn
BUFFALO, N. Y., Sept.
26.—Sheriff Cal[d]well 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
m[a]naged 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 [a]rrived a few
rods from the hear [sic] entrance to the jail Czo[l]gosz appeared
handcuffed to Ja[i]ler George N. Mitchell and surrounded b[y] the
sheriff and his deputies and Chief McMaster, of the Auburn Police
De[p]artment. The car containing the murdere[r] was attached to
th[e] second section of the train.
The news that a car containing the
mur[de]re[r] was in the train soon s[p]r[e]ad [q]uickly, and all
the railroad men in the station left their work to clamber upon
the platfo[r]ms and get a look at the assassin. Just before the
train pulled out a representative of the Associated Press saw Czolgosz
[se]at[e]d [e]asily in a seat and smoking a cigar. The authoriti[es]
received wor[d] from some source to-day that t[h]e sheriff might
ercounter [sic] considerable difficulty in getting the prisoner
to Auburn. Just what sort of troubl[e] was feared could not be learned,
but great care was taken that no a[d]vance news of the departure
of the train was telegraphed along the line.