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San Francisco call (Newspaper) - October 29, 1901, San Francisco, CaliforniaA am Purs Duth Penis to in the elect my my it Burn prison is a a a a Auburn n. Y., oct. 29.�?at 7 13 of clock this morning Leon f. Czolgosz the anarchist who fatally shot president William Mckinley at the Buffalo exposition on september 6, was electrocuted the Assassin went to the electric chair unrepentant and is glad that his Bullet ended brutal husbands life and rescued girl he loved from a career of degradation mrs. Bessie Sherman the Young woman who was widowed by the tragedy of sunday night in san Jose testifies at the coroners inquest that she had never encouraged the attentions of the Man who avenged her an Jose oct. 2s.-"i am glad i killed him. He deserved it for he ruined the life of my first this was about All Harry l. Elliott who hot and killed j. W. Sherman in a House of ill repute last night would say to Day after the excitement of last night s tragedy had subsided end left him in a Frame of mind that brought realization of the enormity of his act. That Elliott was in love with Bessie Bray before she married Sherman and that she had played fast and Loose with Lila affections was the prime cause of the murder. He maintains an indifference concerning his crime except when the girls name is mentioned and then he bursts into tears. Elliott has engaged state senator Oneal As his attorney and will make a fight for Bis life. He does not deny the killing but evidently will plead insanity and self defense. To some he claimed he had acted in self defense and that Sherman was wife whom j. W. Sherman subjected to a life of degradation and the Man who because of his love for the Young woman ended the husband s career with a Bullet. Hokr i.xu.1qtt aimed. Public sentiment favors pm to Home extent and it is hardly Likely a jury could be found in the county that would convict him. The inquest Over Sherman a body was held Thia afternoon. Mrs. Bessie Sherman. Over whom the a hooting occurred took the stand. She denied that her father before his death had asked Elliott to protect and watch Over her. She said she had known Eliott about five years. He had been at her Home Only once. She had received letters from him from time to time but had never answered them. Mrs. Sherman said she married her husband a few months ago in Oakland. At that time Sherman was working for gun Undorfer at 20s sansome Street san i Quot a . She had been in this City about a week. Sherman had met Elliott on the a treet yesterday and brought him up to the House last night. After Greet Long her to left and a few seconds later the shots were Fred. She said her husband was unarmed. The coroners jury returned a verdict that Sherman came to his death from a gunshot wound inflicted by Elliott and charged him with the murder of Sherman. Mrs. Nolan Mother of mrs. Sherman come to san Jose this More Long and this evening took her daughter Back with her to san Francisco. Elliott came to san Jose from Oxnard. He has conducted Boot Lack stands there. In Stockton and other places. Some who have seen him believe he is slightly demented. Driven out of Oakland. J. W. Sherman the Man who was shot and killed in san Jose by Henry l. Elliott had a bad reputation and it was Only three weeks ago that he was forced to leave Oakland where he had placed his Young wife in a notorious House known As the Palm Leaf. Sherman s actions in Oakland were so despicable that the police arrested him As a vagrant. When his trial came up some friends of his ilk procured his release. His Young wife at that time told the police that she had entered the House of her own Accord but that she would refuse to Clit Lune a life of shame and would return to her Mother in this City. The pair left Oakland and after remaining in this City for a few Days went to san Jose where the tragedy occurred. It appears from All that can be Learned of Sherman a career that three months after he married miss Bray he induced her to enter a disorderly House in this City. The Only work he was Ever known to do was in the grafting line that is soliciting for fake photograph galleries. Appeals for funds for a Relief boat i und necessary to Send a whaler to Aid an English Antarctic exploring ship. London oct. 2.�?sir Clements Markham. President of the Royal geographical / society. Writes to the papers to Day a Al Ealing for subscriptions to the amount of another �1000 to cover the Cost of the norwegian whaler Morgenez which has been purchased As a Relief ship to the Antarctic exploring ship discovery. The discovery on the voyage to Cape town showed very serious defects. Although proving herself an excellent and stiff sea boat she leaked badly turned out to be a slow Sailer and was found wanting in adequate Coal capacity. These shortcomings sir Clements Markham Points but Are reasons Why a Relief boat for the Antarctic expedition is an imperative necessity. A As the discovery was the first ship built in great Britain for Polar expeditions these revelations Are disappointing. Pope Leos life insured for a month an american company writes a policy for fifty thousand pounds. New York oct. 28.�?a Sun special from Paris to the Dally express says the local office of an american insurance company has just issued a policy of �50,000 on the Popes life. The company required a certificate from the pontiff s physicians before undertaking the insurance and was Only willing to insure him for a month. Refuses to receive Al venezuelan National expedition lands and Battles with government forces on the coast of the state of Maturin condemned Man has but insulting words for priests. Tells brother not to have religious ceremony Over his body. Remains of the electrocuted Man to be buried in the prison Yard in order to prevent disturbances. Auburn. N. Y., oct. 2s.-Leon f. Czolgosz will have paid tribute with his life to the Law. As the murderer of president William Mckinley by 7 15 of clock tomorrow morning and unless he undergoes a great change of heart and strength in the few hours of life left to him he will go to the electric chair Unco fessed and unrepentant. He suffered a slight nervous attack late to Day but remained sullen and stoical up to the time the prison closed at 10 of clock. He refused to heed the words of the priests who came to urge spiritual preparation for death and declined to either re embrace catholicism or renounce anarchism. Hence unless he changes his mind there will be no religious ceremony at the end. Czolgosz showed no strength of love for Kin nor did he turn to any of those higher considerations which ordinarily claim the thoughts of Meh occupying his position. He May have suffered untold Torivia but outwardly die pc domed Swillen and indifferent. The state is not to surrender Possession of his body and by Sundown it will have been secretly interred in ground controlled by the officials of Auburn prison. All relics to be destroyed. Waldeck Logosz brother of the murderer. Foreseeing endless difficulties and possibly angry demonstrations As the result of an attempt to give the body Ordinary burial heeded the advice of superintendent of state prisons Collins and Warden Mead and formally relinquished All claim to it. In merely stipulated that at the close of the autopsy All parts of the body should be buried. All Chance of an unhappy and unfortunate sequel to the execution neither in displays of popular contempt or the exhibition of ghastly relics is therefore finally prevented. The plan of burning his clothing and papers will be carried out immediately after the execution. The electrical machine is ready for its work Aube in prison is carefully guarded the City is in its Normal Calm and there seem to be no circumstances standing in the Way of a successful and expeditious execution of the Law. Last two interviews. Czolgosz held his last two interviews to night the first with superintendent Collins and the second with his brother and brother in Law. Both of the interviews were Brief and the interviewers did most of the talking until the question of religion was mentioned when Czolgosz broke from his seening lethargy and violently denounced the Church and the clergy and made his relatives Promise that there should be no service for him living or dead. Prior to the late evening interviews Czolgosz reluctantly received fathers Fudzinski and Hickey. It was late in the afternoon and occurred after he had once refused to meet them. When they reached the prison superintendent Collins conveyed the request for an interview to the prisoner. Czolgosz sent Back word that he did not care to Bee them but the priests asked to see him despite his refusal. Superintendent Collins consented and personally escorted them to the cell. The priests remained with Czolgosz three quarters of an hour and earnestly pleaded with the prisoner to repent and Pray for divine forgiveness. He rejected All their advances however and they regretfully withdrew. They told the prisoner they would hold themselves ready to answer a Call from him at any hour of the night. It was 7 of clock when superintendent Collins went into the death House and tried to get the prisoner to talk to him. Although he remained in the cell some time he was apparently not successful in getting anything material from him. At 8 of clock the brother and brother in Law arrived and superintendent Collins took them Down to the condemned Many a cell. Assassin grows profane. There was no demonstration when they met. Czolgosz merely stepped to the front of his steel Cage and said a a hello Quot the brother ventured the remark a i wish you would Tell us Leon who got you into this the Assassin answered in a slow hesitating manner a no one. Nobody had anything to do with it but a a that is not How you were brought up a a said his brother a and you ought to Tell us everything a i have not got anything to Tell Quot he answered in a surly manner. A do you want to see the priest again Quot asked his brother. A a. _ troops on the Frontier of Rosario de Cucuta number fifteen thousand colombians and six thousand venezuelans former prosperous inhabitants of Caracas Are reduced to Beggary and seek alms on streets other continues one of expectancy. The economic condition of the country la reported Good though awaiting the increased animation that will follow the movement of the Coffee crop. New York oct. 28.-a Cable dispatch announcing the election of president Castro of Venezuela who has been provisional president for one year has been received at the Venezuela consulate in this City. The official proclamation will be made to Morrow by the Congress of that country. German cries a hands off a a Captain von Sellheim makes a sensational speech. Berlin. Oct. 28.�?during an address at a recent meeting of the Fleet society in Hanover. Captain von Well hem of the German Navy is represented to have said a German interests in the five republics of Central America in View of american Competition can Only be maintained when we have a Fleet Strong enough to say to the americans a hands off a a the declaration was received with Stormy applause. The papers generally ignore it and the Freis Sznige Zeitung observes a there is a species of political mischief making which while not punishable under the penal code is none the less calculated to cause port of Spain Trinidad oct. 28.�?the venezuelan nationalist expedition. Which left Here the night of the 15th. Effected a Landing on the coast of the state of Maturin Venezuela and engaged the government forces under general Maica near Canos. Particulars of the fight Are momentarily expected. It is estimated that the forces on the Frontier of Rosario de Cucuta number 15.000 colombians and 6000 venezuelans and on the Frontier of Gua Jira near Maracaibo g�o00 colombians and 3500 venezuelans. Arrivals from Caracas give distressing accounts of poverty perceptible in that and he answered with More vehemence than he had previously shown a a no them done to Send them Here again. I done to want the brother in Law interjected Here Quot that a right the brother looked rather disturbed by the answer. Then stepping up close to the bars the condemned Man said Quot and done to you have any praying Over me when in a dead. I Don t want it. T done to want any of their cannot witness execution. There was a painful pause of a few minutes when the relatives resumed casual conversation with him. To which he replied in monosyllables until the brother in Law suggested to superintendent Collins that he and the brother be permitted to witness the execution. Before the superintendent could reply Leon Czolgosz said a yes or. Superintendent let them see Collins told them that no such thing could he done arc ordered them to say Good by. Czolgosz walked to the Back of his cell sat Down on the Edge of his cot and did not answer the last Farewell. When the relatives reached the wardens office they again renewed their request to see the execution to which Collins replied emphatically a Czolgosz will be killed at 7 of clock tomorrow and if you apply to the Warden in the afternoon you May be Able to see the the two men were then let out of the pro in. A few minutes after they had left superintendent Collins received a Telephone message from the chief of police of Cleveland announcing that the father of the convicted Man had signed an agreement similar to the one signed by tile brother Here this afternoon giving the prison authorities the disposal of the body. The prison was absolutely quiet at 10 of clock. A Little crowd that had gathered City. A Large part of the once prosperous inhabitants Are reduced to seeking alms in the Public streets. Business is practically at a standstill and merchants express the belief that they will soon be compelled to close their doors altogether. Washington oct. 28.�?mall advices up to october 15 were received to Day from his country by Senor Pulido the venezuelan charge do affaires Here they came from Edward Blanco the my Nisi or of foreign affairs who reports that affairs Are tranquil there and the condition of the country Normal. The situation on the Yachira Frontier where the armies of Colombia and Venezuela Are facing each about the main Entrance at dusk quietly dispersed with out any suggestion from police or guards. The superintendent and Warden retire 1 at 10 of clock with the announcement that there would be nothing Given out and that no one would enter or leave the prison before 4 of Morrow morning. Before the superintendent had retired the death watch reported to him that a Czolgosz was sleeping soundly. Besides the two regular men on the death watch in the corridor an additional guard sat in Czolgosz a cell to night. Body not to be removed. Remains of the Assassin will be interred in prison grounds. Auburn n. Y., oct. 28.�?the body of Leon f. Czolgosz. The murderer of president Mckinley will not be removed from Auburtin. Superintendent of state prisons Cornelius v. Collins and Warden j. Warren Meade after hours of controversy with Czolgosz a brother succeeded in obtaining from him the following relinquishment of the family claim to the remains when the executioner shall have finished his work a Auburn n. Y., oct. 28, 1901�?j. Warren Meade. Agent and Warden Auburn prison i hereby authorize you As Warden of Auburn prison to dispose of the body of my brother Leon Czolgosz burying it in the cemetery attached to the prison As provided by the Law of the state of new York. Quot this request is made upon the express understanding that no part of the remains will be Given to any person or society but that the entire body will be burled Ltd accordance with the Law in the cemetery attached to the prison. Quot Waldeck Czolgosz. A witnesses John a. Sletcher George a. the Resolution of superintendent Collins to prevent sensation in the transportation or burial of Czolgosz took new zest from two offers that were submitted to Day by Venezuela s present chief and the foe who would displace him. A a 4-1 men of questionable Enterprise. A keeper of a museum in one of the larger Eastern cities telegraphed him an offer of $5000 spot Cash for either the body or the garments of the murderer and the owner of a Kinet scope wired Warden Meade that he would pay $2000 for permission to take a moving picture of Czolgosz entering tha death chamber. The superintendent also had his suspicions aroused As to the motives of some of the relatives of Czolgosz in seeking the body in View of their poverty and the trouble and danger possible in connection with its removal and disposal. The superintendent chanced to meet Waldeck Czolgosz. Brother of tha murderer As he was being escorted to the death cell shortly after his arrival and at once took the matter up with him. He asked Waldeck Czolgosz if he wanted the body. He said he did. Collins then told him that he did not believe it could to removed without serious trouble Anil strongly advised him against the attempt. The plan to take it to Buffalo where Czolgosz had Assassin Ted the president he regarded As particularly dangerous. Collin3 discussed the matter from the standpoint of Czolgosz a family and said they would surely avoid serious annoyance and possible violence by consenting to burial Here. He assured Waldeck Czolgosz that he and the family could at continued on Page two volume Xci no. 151. San Francisco tuesday october 29, 1901. Price file cents

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