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BILLY-SUNDAY SAYS: "McGRAW IS DYNAMITE
AND MACK IS ICE I PICK THE pXPLOSIVE"
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper.
N. D. Cochran,
Editor and Publisher.
500 South Peoria St.
Tel. Monroe 353.
By Mail, 50 Cents a Month.
VOL.3, NO. 5
Chicago, Friday, Oct. 3, 1913
SCHMIDT TERRORIZES WHOL
COURTROOM AT INQUEST
Coroner Announces-- Body of Aumuller Girl Will Be
Buried in Potter's Field Confessed Murderer
Throws Rosary and'Two Dollar Bill Across
Courtroom Crowd Makes for Exits.
New York, Oct. 3. Hans Schmidt,
priest, murderer and forger, thrjew
the crowded courtroom into commo
tion -at the inquest over the body of
Anna Aumuller. by jumping up hys
terically, shouting and throwing a
rosary" and a crumpled two-dollar
bill into the face, of Coroner Fein
The courtroom was packed,
though, admission could only be ob
tained by ticket. Women largely pre
dominated, and as Schmidt seemed,
about tcattack some, one the spec
tators jumped to their, feet prepar
ing to flee.
Schmidt has been sitting huddled
up in a chair- near the benches re-"
served for reporters, a pitiful figure
with a week's growth of beard on his
face, his clothing .old and ill-fittings
The outbreak came when Coroner
Feinherg. declared-that the bruised
and 'decomposed portions of the body
of the priest's Tdolence-must be buried
in the Potter's Field with other
paupers, if some public-spirited per;
son did not come forward and furnish
funds for their burial in consecrated
' Schmidt jumped up, muttering in
coherently. He reached in his
pocket and produced something. No
one knew what it was and part of the
crowd shrank away while others
arose and started for the entrance.
With a sweeping motion the mur
derer snatched from his neck his
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