CZOLGOSZ'S DEATH STATED.
MEAD FILES A CERTIFICATE HERE.
THREE BUFFALONIANS SIGNED IT.
PHYSICIANS CERTIFICATE OF AUTOPSY.
Mead's certificate of the electrocution of Czolgosz, assassin
of President McKinley, was received by County Clerk John H. Price
by mail from Auburn yesterday morning and placed in the archives
of the Clerk of Erie County as a matter of record for all time.
It reads as follows:
J. Warren Mead, the agent and warden of the State prison at Auburn,
N.Y., and the other public officers, citizens and ministers of
the Gospel, whose names are hereto subscribed, do certify that
Leon F. Czolgosz, alias Fred Nieman, who was sentenced by the
Supreme Court, held in and for the County of Erie on the 26th
day of September, 1901, was on the 29th day of October, 1901,
at 7.12 o'clock a. m., in pursuance of the said sentence executed
by causing to pass through his body a current of electricity of
sufficient intensity to cause death, and continuing the application
of such current until he was dead, in the State prison at Auburn,
N.Y.; and we, the undersigned, do certify that we witnessed the
said execution and that the same was conducted in conformity in
the sentence of the court and the provisions of the criminal code.
In witness thereof we have at the said prison subscribed our names
hereto this 29th day of October, 1901.
Agent and Warden.
JOHN P. JAECKEL,
ASHLEY W. COLE,
W. H. PINDER,
CHARLES R. SKINNER,
O. L. INGALLS,
HENRY OLIVER ELY,
CHARLES R. HUNTLEY,
WILLIAM A. HOWE,
G. R. TROWBRIDGE,
W. O. WOLFF, M.D.,
JOHN A. SLEICHER.
the warden's certificate was a certificate made by Dr. Carlos
F. MacDonald of New York and Prison Physician John Gerin, who
made the autopsy, which also was entered in the record of the
County Clerk. It is as follows:
J. Warren Mead, agent and warden of the State prison at Auburn,
The undersigned physicians, designated by you
to attend the execution of Leon F. Czolgosz, alias Fred Nieman,
hereby certify as follows:
That we attended the execution of Leon F. Czolgosz,
alias Fred Nieman, and immediately thereafter performed an autopsy
upon the body of the same and find that the cause of death was
due to a current of electricity passed through his body in accordance
with the statute in such case made and provided.
F. MACDONALD, M.D.,
JOHN GERIN, M.D.
Express, November 1, 1901
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