Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Czolgosz Taken to Auburn”
City of publication: Richmond, Virginia
Date of publication: 27 September 1901
Volume number: 16
Issue number: 199
|“Czolgosz Taken to Auburn.” Times [Richmond] 27 Sept. 1901 v16n199: p. 3.|
|Leon Czolgosz (removal to Auburn State Prison); Samuel Caldwell.|
|J. P. Bradfield; Samuel Caldwell; Leon Czolgosz; Charles E. McMaster; George N. Mitchell.|
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 train.
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.