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and I procured a marriage license.
"Then I was commanded by my
patron saint, St. Elizabeth, to offer a
sacrifice. Like the sacrifice of Abra
ham, it must be one. of blood. So I
killed Anna Aumuellerand drank
some of the blood to consummate
"I crept into her roonu She was
asleep. I awakened her. I told her
of the command I had received.
'"She screamed,, but I drew the
knife across her throat She lay still,
but her heart still beat. Then I cut
the .hody into six pieces. I made five
trips to the river, each time with a
part of her precious body in a bundle.
"After I had disposed of the body
I tried to destroy all evidence of her
death. I burned the mattress In a
vacant lot. In the eyes of man I am
guilty of a crime. But I care nothing
for man's laws."
Coroner Feinberg declared he had
never een a man's face which show
ed such evidence of a double person
ality. "One side of Smith's face presents
a sanctified appearance," he said.
"But the left side is entirely different
There are the marks of the devil on
that side. Brutal instinct seems to be
marked about the mouth. About the
eye on one side is a diabolical leer;
on the other there is a beatific ex
pression." The district attorney's office will
combat any attempt to put up a plea
of insanity for Father Schmidt
A pillow slip led directly to the ap
prehension of Father Schmidt as the
murderer of the woman. It was
traced to "Harlem dealer. Then the
trail led directly to a partly furnished
flat which Schmidt had provided for
In the flat a knife and saw used in
dismembering the body were found.
Schmidt was summoned from St
Joseph's church. He appeared in his
clerical robes. He collapsed and
made a detailed confession to the po
lice. He tried to go to arbathroom
on the "pretext of washing his hands, 1
but was stopped. A-razor was found
under bis cassockT He admitted that
he had intended)to commit suicide.
Then he went' through a greWsome
rehearsal of how he had slain the
girl who was about to bear him a
child; and 'who was satisfied with a
marriage which Schmidt himself had
performed. & e ,
Questioned by officials of the
Catholic "Church, ,Schmidtt said he
was ordained In,Mainzr Germany, in
1906lby Bishop Taersein. 'Later he
saidhe was .arrested dn Munich by
order IdL thebishop.. - , -'" .
Asedlto explain ithis, he.saifi he
was ordained byJ3t Elizabeth a week
before' the ceremony -.performed by
BishopKfersteiak' Heasjtid he
had T)eenfgrveh;hls'tomissorfa let
ters tii'St.vEalzab'eth. "$Tj --W
StSEHzabeth has' been" deatf.OOO
years. . s ? . ,,-""v,
Cahplic officials.; will 4ta-ke no
dignifans?in "Germany" ""
He No girl never made a fool of
She No? Who did then?.
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