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NOON EDITION.' - jNOON EDITION
THE LITTLE MISERY, BY ROBT. W. CHAMBERS,
STARTS IN THIS ISSUE
An Adless'Dcdly Newspaper.
' N. D. Cochran,
Editor and Publisher.
500 South Peoria St
Tel. Monroe 353.
By Mail, 50 Cents a Month.
VOL. 2, NO. 302 Chicago, Saturday, Sept. 20, 1913
ONE' CENT I
"WHY ALL THE RED TAPE?" ASKS
SCHMIDT--"! AM READY TO DIE."
Says He's Tired of Being Tormented With Questions
Welcomes the Electric Chair as His' Death Route
Faurot Convinced Schmidt Planned His Insan
ity Alibi Before He Killed AumuUer Girl,
New York, Sept 20. "I want to
die, I welcome death. What is life
but weariness, and death is peace.
Whether it be now or a month from
now, what does it matter?,., I have de
nied nothing and will-deny nothing,
for death is but the step to another
life," said Hans Schmidt,' priest and
niurderer, through his attorney, Al
"Whytheformalities and the red
tape?" The district attorney knows
everything. I have denied nothing
and will deny nothing. Why "am I
asked so many-question's? The dis
trict attorney wants me in ihe chaii
- and I am anxious to die inthe chair.
I am sorry for the man who thinks
life worth living; it is nothing but
struggle without attainment, weari
ness without rest, sorrow without
Asked 'about the boy he took with
him to a room he had rented on
Eighty-fourth street, Schmidt assert
ed that the child was not his. He
also declared he knew nothing of
Kathleen' O'MaHey. He received a
postcard signed with that name in his
mail today. t
"Helen Green," the woman for
whom the police are now searching;
was only a casual acquaintance, he
claims. Returning to the subject of
the.boy Schmidt said:
"I know who the boy. is, hut I will