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VOL. Xldll NO. 77.
OMAllA, TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 1(5, 1913-TWELVK
SrNGLE 00 PY TWO CENTS.
Says He Told Mulhall
to Leave His Office
AVIATOR IS KILLED
; Again Above the Clouds
GIRL WHOSE BODY
IN FLIGHT AT
sHCMWI t it sis, r irirx. -li; W.l
Senate Agrees to Joint Resolution
Proposed by the House With
BRISTOW CRITICISES ORDER
Says Effect of President Wilson's
Request Is Bad.
CONDITIONS ARE MUCH WORSE
letters Say Lot of Refugees Is Now
ALARMIST REPORT IS DENIED
Humor Hint Americans on War
from Torrcon Arc In llnnds of
UnnilKn Doubted nt WnstalnK
ton mid Mexico City.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15.-WlthoUt
reference to n committee, the senate
today unanimously agreed to the house
lolnt resolution appropriating Immedi
ately $100,000 for the relief and transpor
tation of American citizens from Mexico.
Senator Bristow of Kansas, however,
did not grant his consont to the passage
of the resolution until he had criticised
the administration policy.
"I have had letters from several friends
In Mexico and talked with others, who
have left Mexico since tho president Is.
sued his warning for Americans to get
out of Mexico," said Senator Hrlstow,
"and they all say that the warning has
been very unfortunate. They tell me that
It has made the lot of Americans In Mex
ico much harder than It was before."
Reports of Dnnifer ExnifKerntcil,
One hundred Americans, fugitives on
the Mexican desert between Torrcon and
Saltlllo, harassed by bandit bands, ac
cording to unconfirmed reports, were not
mentioned In the early official dispatches
today and the State departnient had no
Information of thpm. Officials here wore
Inclined to believe tho Americans wero
in no grave danger. Agents of the con
stitutionalist movement maintained the
Americans were In no danger at all and
would be protected by the constitution
alist forces against any roving maraud
ing bands. Officials of the consular serv
ice pointed out that the Americans passed
Farms on September 11. That town s
In tho hands of the constitutionalist
troops, having been taken last May. An
American consular agent recently took
twelve days with a fast automobile to
make tho run between Torrcon and Sal
tlllo. The fugitives, hampered by women
and children and more primitive means
of transportation, are expecetd to requlro,
The territory through -which the Amer
icans are traveling Is controlled entirely
by the constitutionalists and their-agents
have been given to understand tho United
States looks to them for protection of
Minister of Interior Bteslnns.
MEXICO CITY, Sept 15. Dr. Aure
llano Urrutla, Mexican minister of tho
Interior, has left the cabinet. Ills resig
nation was accepted at midnight by Pro
visional President Huerta.
Dr. Urrutla Is under charges preferred
by Senator Manuel Calero, former Mexi
can ambassador at Washington, for ar
resting him in defiance of his Immunity
Dr. Urrutla gave as the reason for his
resignation from the ministry of tho In
terior that the post required qualifica
tions which he did, not have. He Is a
surgeon and has never before had ex
perience In politics. His antl-forelgn sen
timents have not been disguised during
his term of office, and it Is said that
tho foreign diplomats here were opposed
to his retention In the cabinet. Dr.
Urrutla was the author of Jhe so-called
Huerta ultimatum to the United States,
which was promptly repudiated by Fred
erlco Gamboa, the foreign minister.
Ilefutceea Pans Parras.
Up to noon today no further news had
reached here of the party of 100 Amer
ican refugees from Torreon, who are on
their way to Salttllo through the rebel
country. The American embassy Is In
clined to the belief that imports of their
detention by rebels were without founda-
(Continued on Tage Two.)
-Fafr?Tl?g,ha,,.yCOcUoofe1r.D1U"B and V,Cln,ty
Temperature nt Omaha Yesterday
5 a. m ss
6 a. m it
I P- ni a
8 a. m C5
9 a. m G3
10 a. m 6S
"a- m to
" rn 75
1 P- m 77
P. m 77
? P- ni 70
"tP- ni 77
6 P. rn 75
P. m 7
I P. m 72
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0ntarattT Local Record.
Highest today "Vs "Vo
Inmost today ,.., I w S M
.... w 0j
leir.perature and prcclDltatlon
lures from the normal i
ts ..." ""lerK.lure rut
Deficiency for the day ,
Total wxcesn lnn ki.r.k 1 -
Normal precipitation Vii inch
DHflsUncy for the day..... tl IfS
Total rainfall .Inc. March i ""lttiStaahM
lli-ports from Btntlou at T P. 31
.s,.a.,1n. aJ!& "iTb- Itatn-
ouiiv ui cuiucr. p. m. est fall.
inns, lull , kj (ju
Davenport, cloudy oj 7t
Denver, cloudy n
Des Maine, rain a 72
Lander, oloudy u) GS
North Platte, eloudy 70 76
Omaha, oloudy 72 78
Pueblo, oloudy eg 74
Its pi A City, rain U as
Salt Lake City, clear 78 7g
Santo Fe. cloudy as u
Hlieridan. rain S3 68
fioax city, cloudy 71 7S
"Valentine, cloudv ... 61 66
T Indicates f-ace of precipitation.
U A. WbUSil. Local fforecaster.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16.-Former Rep
resentative Ilalph D. Cole of the Eighth
Ohio district told tho house lobby com
mittee today that Martin M. MulhaU's
testimony and correspondence regarding
his conduct as a member of the house
were so full of half truths and false state
ments that ho would confine his own tes
timony to a general dental. Ho, denied
flatly that Mulhall helped him to get
his nomination to congress.
"I never received a contribution from
the National Association of Manufactur
ers," declared Cole. "Mulhall once came
to my office and started to tell me that
I had to stop my fight on Speaker Can
non. He never got any further than that.
I ordered Mulhall out of the room and
I told him If ho over returned I would
throw him out of tho window. Prom
that day to this, I'vo nover seen Mul
hall. That Is the way I served tho Na
tional Association of Manufacturers. It's
the first tlmo and tho lost time I ever
talked with any one from that associa
tion about legislation."
Cole said at tho tlmo ho ordered Mul
hall out of his office, C. It. Painter of
Bowling Green, O., a friend, was thera
and heard It all. He produced an af
fidavit from Painter corroborating his
Decides to Retire
PIERRE, S. D., Sept. lB.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) Congressman Burke today gavo
out tho following statement: "My phy
sical condition tho last year has caused
mo to consider the advisability of retiring
from public ltfo and I have contemplated
for some time not being a candidate for
re-election. I have now decided not to
bo a candldato for the reason stated, and
for tho same reason will not bo a candi
date for any other office. I am deeply
grateful" to the peoplo of South Dakota
for their long continued confidence and
particularly to those personal friends who
have for so many years made my political
success possible. I shall continue to re
side In Pierre."
Attorney General Royal C. Johnson has
decided to mako tho fight for the repub
lican nomination for congress In the Sec
ond district to succeed Burke. Mr, John
son has been four years attorney general
and Is secrctaryjof tho National Associa
tion of Attorneys General.
SIOUX CITY, la., Sept. 15,-Followlng
tho announcement of Congressman
Charles H. Burke today that he would
not seek re-election, Judgo Frank Mc
Nulty of Aberdeen announced ho would
seek the republican, nomination for con
Three Trainmen Held'
Criminally to Blame
for New Haven Wreck
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept 15,-August
B. Miller, onglneer of the White Moun
tain express; Bruce C. Adams, conductor,
and Charles H. Murray, flagman, are
held criminally responsible for the fatal
wreck' on the New Haven road at North
Haven September 2 by Coroner Mix, who
handed down his findings today.
iStar Witness Against
Sulzer is Missing
NEW YORK, Sept IS. Frederick I
Yonkers, regarded as a star witness
against Governor Sulser at his forthcom
ing trial on Impeachment charges, has
disappeared, according to announcement
today by tho assembly board of Impeach
"Information in the possession of tho
board Is to tho effoot that Colwcll Is
absenting himself from tho Jurisdiction
of tho board at tho direct instigation of
tho governor and for tho purpose of
avoiding testifying against the govornor
at his trial," reads a lengthy statement
Issued on behalf of the board by Aarpn
J. .Levy, Its chairman. . ,
"Colwell can shed much light on these
Wall street transactions. , This Is well
known to Governor Sulzor. Where Is
Colwell T Wljl Sulzor aid In accomplish
ing his returnT'
Testimony adduced by the Frawley In
vestigating committee of the legislature
at hearings hero was to the effect that
Colwell had purchased 200 shares of rail
road stock last fall with eight checks
sent by contributors to Governor Sulz
ers campaign fund, tho personal check
of Sulzer for P00 and currency amount
ing to J7.125.
Mr. Levy addod that a country wide
scach has been made for Colwell re
cently without success.
THREE PERSONS MURDERED
AT MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
MEMPHIS, Tenn.. Sept 15.-Chargcd
with murdering his wife's father, mother
und 16-year-old brother early today, D.
E. Baxter, 33 years old, a telephone
lineman. Is being sought by tho police of
Baxter and his wife had been separated
several months. Early today, it la al
leged, Baxter wept to tho home of hit
wife's father, Henry Smith, -where Mrs.
Baxter had been staying, and opened
Are on the family with a shotgun. Mrs.
Baxter succeeded In eluding her husband.
BIG GIFT FOR INDIGENT AND
WORTHY STUDENTS AT YALE
JERSEY CITY. N. J.. Sept. 15,-The
trustees of the estate of Mrs. Ella J. Mc
pherson, widow of John R. McPherson,
who was United States senator from New
Jersey for many years, wound up Its
affairs and have turned Into the treasury
of Yalo university IM8.000 In securities
and deeds to property estimated to be
worth at least 1100.000. This bequest is
to be used for the foment of the worthy
and Indigent students.
Coal Strike Inquiry floaen.
WASHINGTON, S-pt 16. Testimony n
the investigation of the Wost Virginia
coal mine strike was declared clofrd to-
dav A report will be made In about
Wing of Plane Collapses
Falls to Death in Sight of
EVERY BONE IN BODY BROKEN
Crushed by Heavy Engine Landing
on Head and Chest
WIFE WITNESS OF TRAGEDY
Faints as She Sees Her Husband
Hurled to Ground.
WIND OVERTURNS THE MACHINE
Accident nt District Kntr nt Cham.
pnlu-n, Illr Victim Licensed as
an Kxiiert Aslrman y Aero
Club of America.
GALESBURG, 111.. Sept. 15.-Max Llllle,
aviator, was killed In a flight at Gales
burg district fair today. Lllllo's biplane
was overturned by a gust of wind when
several hundred feet In the fair and tho
aviator was hurled to the ground. He died
within a few seconds after spectators had
reached him. Tho accident occurred be
fore several thousand persons.
Tho accident was duo to the collapse of
a jvlng as Lllllo was making at urn. Fre
quent flights of the machine had weak
ened the wing and It broke off as though
It were made of paper.
Mrs. Llllle was In the grandstand
watching her husband'B flight She fainted
when she saw him fall.
The aviator was crushed by the heavy
engine, whkh landed on his head and
chest. Nearly every bone in his body
V Horn In Sweden.
CHICAGO, Sept. li-Max Llllle waa
born In Stockholm, Sweden, thirty-one
years ago and came to this country In
1903. For several years ho was In the.
contracting business In St. Louis. His
family name was Llllzanstrotn. Ho
adopted tho name Mnx Llllle three years
ago, when he becamo a professional
aviator. Ho was licensed as an exprt
aviator by the' Aero Club of America
and was regarded as ono of tho most
careful flyers In tho country. He had
made 3,600 flights without a serious ac
cident and for several years conducted
a school for aviation In Chicago. Last
year he won several prizes at the avia
tion meet held here under the auspices
of tho Aero Club of America.
Norman E. Mack
Brings Libel Suit
ALBANY. N. Y Sept. l5.-Norman E.
Mack, former chairman of dembcratlo
national and state committees, failed to
appear today before John A. Honnessy,
Governor Suitor's special Investigator, to
answer charges of having fallod to ac
count for moneys contributed to him In
the gubernatorial campaign of 1510.
Instead, Mr. Mack, through his secre
tary, served Mr. Hennessy with summons
and complaint In a $5,000 action for libel.
Following tho publication of Mr. Hen
nessy's charges, Mr. Mack announced his
willingness to appear before the Investi
gator at any tlmo and place he might
deslgnato. Mr. Hennessy then fixed tho
hearing at Albany this morning.
After watting with stenographers fot
half an hour, Mr. Hennessy announced
that as neither Mack or Arthur A. Mc
Lean of Nowburgh, treasurer of the
domocratlna committee, had appeared
the session stood adjourned.
Mr, Bryan Nettled
at Public Criticism
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Sept 15.-(Speclal)-Whlle
at Phoenlxville, Pa., Secretary
Bryan Is said to have disclosed that he Is
much nettled by the ridicule heaped upon
him In connection with his Chautauqua
lecturing. He took occasion there to
deny most emphatically that ho Is a
mountebank, a vaudevllllan, a peanut
secretary of stute or that he has made a
travesty on diplomacy, and resents the
prominence given tho fact that he gets
the first O0 taken In at each stand.
Secretary Bryan said that he Is a much
mallgned Individual. He takes the stand
that he Is "an added attraction" on the
chautaqua circuit and objects strenuously
to being considered or pictured as an
acrobat, a Swiss yodeler or a member of
a vaudeville team. He objects strenu
ously to being cartooned on a stage be
tween two perfectly capable members of
the theatrical profession.
"How Is It," the secretary demanded
from his interviewer, "that some news-
tlfincr man an nlj It J J - in ?
ou iviui iiicjr ucBcr.(uve worK
as to make their stories untruthful and
But tho editorial attacks by the news
papers of England and the continent have
bothered the secretary more than he Is
willing to acknowledge.
"What right have they to declare I am
making a travesty of diplomacy?1 he
asked In a petulant manner.
"They do not know the real facts. They
do "not stop to Investigate, n'n.1 i.v. ....
talnly should mako an Investigation be
fore making wild statements. The state
ments that I nm neglecting my duties at
Washington so that I may continue this
lecture tour are absolutely untrue."
The National Capital
Monday, Heptt-mber IB, 101.1.
Passed without reference to committee,
the house appropriation of $100,000 to got
Americans out of Mexico.
Senator Thomas made a belated tariff
Testimony closed in West Virginia
Senators Thornton and Bankhead In
troduced bills to appropriate 3K.OCO.000 for
cood roads In co-operation with states.
Senator O'Gonnan Introduced a bill to
placi) In front of the capltol a copy of
m j. u. a. wsra statue or Washington
at the New York BUtKrcasury.
CurrenT bill tsJcen up undrr the fir
mtnute rule, for amendment
Lobby committee hr&rd former Renre
tcnUUve Cole of Ohio,
Wo M. m. -f$ m
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Etotwn fur TJ10 Bee by "Powell.
METHODISTS MEET TODAY
Consolidated Conference Will Begin
Session in Lincoln,
THIRD LARGEST IN WORLD
Three District Snnterlntendente
Probably Will Be Eliminated and
Chansres of Pantora Will lie
Sfade in Several Charabea.
LINCOLN, Sept 16. Bpedal.)-The
Nebraska Methodist conference will moot
In Grace Methodist church this morning
with Bishop Bristol presiding. Until this
year there' were four Methodist confer
ences In the stato of Nebraakar.now thcro
are only two. Tho Nebraska, North Ne
braska and West Nebraska conferences
are now one. Tho new conferenco Is tho
third largest In the world. The old Ne
braska conference has 1SD pastoral
charges; the North Nebraska 133 and the
West Nebraska lOoi making In all 137
pastoral charges. The old Nobraska con
ference has 184 mombors, tho North Ne
braska conference 130 and West Ne-
braska 109, making a total membership of
429 ministers. These three conferences
have 124 ministers who are supplies, pas
tors of churches who are young mon not
as yet members of the conference.
Consolidation Comes Today.
Before these three conferences meet
and transact business as one conference
It will bo necessary for Bishop Bristol to
hold a separate session for each. Ho has
called tho old Nebraska conference for
Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock; the North
Nebraska for Tuesday afternoon at 1:30
and tho West Nebraska at 3:30. . On
Wednesday morning the new conference,
with Us 423 members, will hold Its first
There will be some very Important
changes mado at this conference. Thero
are now eleven districts and It Is the
plan of the bishop to reduce the number
to eight, making the district larger. The
(Continued on Page Two.;
WEBSTER CITY, Ia Sept 16. (Spe
cial.) The Unlversallst state convention
In session In this city elected tho fol
lowing officers for the ensuing year;
President H. B. Cropper, Waterloo.
Vlco prestdont, Rev. L. B. Galer, Mount
Secretary. H. L. Stoutrhton. Osaire.
Treasurer, a- J. Oldfleld, Mltchellvlllo.
. k T , , . Vt u
year tnat h" not been held jointly with
mi .. 1 1 . .
tho Unitarians. The matter as to whether
tho custom of Joint conventions should
be resumed next year took up much dis
cussion and the 'matter wan finally re
ferred to a special committee with power
to act Dr. D. R. Van Tassel of Sioux
City brought greetings from the Unitarian
EXPERT WILL INVESTIGATE
WELLS FOR IRRIGATION
WASHINGTON, Bept 15.-(Bpectal Tfil
ecrum.) Aa expert from the North Ilatte
experimental station Is to visit Chase
county for the purpose of reporting upon
the possibility of artesian wells for Ir
rigation purposes. H. C. Dlesen Is to
make the Investigation which has been
arranged for by Senator Norris. Tills
means of Irrigation Is said to bo in suc
cessful use In that part of the country.
E. C. HENDERSON, UNION
PACIFIC BRAKEMAN, KILLED
E. C Hendernon, Union Padflo brake
man, 125 South Eleventh street, ac
cidentally mot with Instant duith Mon
day uftemoon at Elkhorn whllo twitch
Ing soma cars. The body was brought
to Omaha where It was tajtpn In charge
by Coroner Crosby
He U survived by a widow und two
Are Pouring Into
CHATTANOOGA, Tonn., Sept 15. Mora
than 14,000 union veterans were hero to
day for tho opening of the forty-soventh
annual encampment of tho a rand Army
of tho Republic Several thousand ropre
t entotlvos of al)lcd organisations arp also
meeting simultaneously with tho annual
Today was designated M "Lookout
Mountain day." Oosplto a light contin
uous rain, hundreds visited the famous
battle field along the sldo and on tho
point of Lookout mountain.
Among departmental headquarters
opened wero Minnesota, Commander
Charles A. Taylor, and Utah, Commander
Odd Fellows' Grand '
Lodge Opens Session
MINNE.VPOLIS. Bept 16. With address
of welcome by Governor Eberhardt and
Mayor Wallaco G. Nye, and a brief re
sponse by General A. "R. Htoclter of
Mlamlsburr. O., the eighty-ninth annual
soverlegn grand lodge. Independent Order
of Odd Fellows formally waa opened
here today. Relegates are present from
not only evory part of tho United States,
but also Canada, Europe, Phlllpplno
Islands and Hawaii.
In addition to the Odd Fellows order,
representatives of all Rebokah lodges,
thfc women's auxiliary of tho ordor, aro
OOLUMBUB. O., Sept 15.-Upon tho
grond that evidence offered by the do
fenio to show that tho defendant was
born In America was not credible, United
States District Judgo Sater today ordered
that Ng You Neuy, wealthy Chinese
merchant of Zanesvllle, be deported
Ncny's counsel made a stubborn fight
I throughout the case. Judge Sater ordered
that Neuy, who . reputed to be worth
several; h und rod thousand dollars, iy
taken to Son Francisco and placed
aboard an American transport bound for
PLAY GOLF AT CHICAGO
CHICAGO, Sopt 15. A tournament
unique In golf will be played Wednesday
when grandfathers of the Hotnewood
Country club will view for honors. The
event was once postponed through the In
fluence of prospectlvo grandfathers.
Unless visitors of the stork make othir
members eligible, thirty-four players
will enter. Each has been Invited to
bring a guest, who also must be a grand
father. Each contestant will be allowed
naif a stroke for each grandchild and a
full stroko for each grundchlld produced
at tho tee.
A bronze, statuo of a child teeing a ball,
deslgnod by the duughter of a member of
tho club who Is a grandfather, will be
awarded the winner.
WINTER PRICE OF MILK
AT ELGIN IS HIGHER
ELGIN, 111., Sept. 16. Winter contracts
for milk, opened throughout the Elgin
district today by the big dealers, offer
an Increase of 10 cents a hundred on the
flat rate over last year's price. This
year's flat rate offer for the winter
months, October-March, It $1.76. For
milk that will test 3.8 or over
the nveruce price offend Is 1LK6 a hun
dred. Producers In Elgin signed up
freely tor the price offered. In other lo
calities, however, It was declared that
the farmers were "holding off." The
rarmers demand an average
$U2'4 for the winter month.
MAY DIE AS MULT OF JOKE
Messenger Clerk Enrages Porter,
Who Stabs Him with Knife.
HAD BEEN SLEEPING IN CHAIR
Pcnrly llntcs; Wan Tnklnv Nbii When
Herbert Pleraon Plays Trick,
Puttlnir Cayenne Pepper
Under Iff srro's Nose.
Herbert Pterton, known also aa
"Eamauthy," tho day cldrk. at lh lie
liable Messenger and Express company,
0S Hotith Thirteenth street, may loss his
lit because he teased "Pearly" Bug, a
negro porter by puttlntf red pepper un
der his nose as ho was sleeping. Plorson
Is In St Joseph's hospital with a number
of knlfo -wounds about his face and? body,
which Dr. n. B. Harris believes may
causa death. They wero Inflicted by
Ougg when ha awakened In strangula
tion and became so enraged that ha drew
a knife and attacked I'leraon. who Is al
leged to havo been the perpetrator xf the
Plerson was In charge of tho offloa
early yesterday In tho absence of an
other clerk, when the negro camo In and
went to sloop In one of the chairs.
Tho clerk rooelved a seven-Inch gash
from his stomach pit to tha base of tho
heart, several Inches deep, beside a three
Inch out across tho breast and anothei
that severed tho external Jugular vein.
Several other stab wounds about tho faoa
and arms caused great loss of blood, and
by tho tlmo Dr, Harris arrived, Plerson
was In a serious condition.
Dr. Harris brought him to police head
quarters for fjrst-ald treatment and later
sent him tn tho hospital.
Tho injured man Is only about 23 years
of ugo and has been a messenger boy
hero for several years. Ho Is known as
"Hamanthy" to hundreds of business and
piofesslonal men for whom ho has run
"Pearly" nugg was arrested and Is
being hold at tho city Jail.
Japan Sends Warships
. to Chinese Coast
TOKIO, Sept. 15.-The Japanese govern
ment today dispatched two cruisers and
several torpedo boat destroyers to tho
Chlneso ooast Japan's demands In con
neotlon with the recent fighting at Nun
king have been accepted In principle by
China, but ponding their actual settle
ment and the ro-establlshment of order
the Japanese government fcols that the
presence of Increased naval fores in Chi
nese wuters is Justified.
PRESIDENT LYNCH TO PAY
VISIT TO OMAHA TODAY
(From a Stuff Correspondent)
LINCOLN, Neb., Bopt. 15. (Special Tol.
egram.) J. M. Lynch, International presi
dent of tho Typographical union; J. W
Hays, Bfcrutcary-treaBurer, and Walter
McKee, trustee of the Printers' home 'at
Colorado Springs, wero In Lincoln toduy
and wore tho guests of tho Lincoln print
ers. An automobile ride and a reception
were tendered them In the afternoon, and
a dinner at the Llndell hotel In the cvean
Ing. Thoy will leave for Omaha at 9:3
o'clock In the morning over tho Rock
DULUTH SAILOR IS
HEIR TO BIG ESTATE
DULUTH. Minn., Bept lfi.-Charles
Rowe, a sailor who has been sought as
a missing heir during many of the thirty
years he has worked on the great lakes'
freighters, learned today that a fortune
or $00,000 awaits him In London, Ont
Tha fortune, known as the IUspl ncstatu,
waa left 1dm by a relative, John Rlspln.
at one time a sailor. Rowe saw in an
old London newspaper an advertisement
of tho administrators. Ha leaves today
to claim tho legacy,
SLAIN BY PRIEST
Mystery Surrounding Finding
Twelve Days Ago of Parts of Dis
membered Corpse Solved.
ADMISSION MADE, POLICE SAY
Rev. Hans Schmidt of St. Joseph's of
New York Confesses.
KILLS WOMAN AS SHE SLEEPS
Had Wedded Anna Anmuller With
FIVE TRIPS WITH SIX PARTS
Dropped Ilnrdrn from Ferry Ilnnt In
Mlilntreniu Trie tn Cnt Thrnnt
Mith Snfcty ltnsor tllnde
PllloiT la Clue.
NEW YORK, Sept. 15.-In tho hope ol
branding as an lmposter and pscudo
priest tho Rev. Hans Schmidt, tho .al
leged self-confessed slayer of Anna At
muller, victim of New York's river mur
der mystery, church authorities began
today a sweeping Investigation ul
Schmidt's record and his pretensions to
"We hope, of course, to be able to
prove that this unspeakable monster wai
an Impostor and that ho has been UBlng
forged papers," declared Monslgnor La
vellc, vicar general of the arch dloceso
of New York. "That Is something which
we "ro trying to clear up now. Ho camo
to this dloceso with1 credentials which
wero apparently In every way authentic
and genuine, but wo ' know practically
nothing ofSiltn. His crlmo Is- too horrid
to concolve. Wo can only hope that ha
may prove to have been a pseudo priest."
In his cell In the Tombs, with his coat
as a pillow, Schmidt slept soundly through
tho night und arose, this morning to pur
tnko of a hearty breakfast He had little
to add to his alleged confosslon o' last
night In which he Is said to have told the
pollco that ho killed his victim as sha
lay In bed, cut up her body In tho batU
tub of tho apartment where he had
established her, wrapped It In five bundles
and dropped the bundles In thb Hudson
Makes Two Confessions.
To tho Rev. L. J. Evera, tne Tombs'
chaplain, Schmidt was said to havo made
tho following declaration:
"I was directed to kill her by St Eliza
beth, who Is my patron, as a sacrifice,
to bo consummated as was tha sacrifice
.of Abraham In blood."!
To tho pollco Bohmldt Is ollhged to have
"I killed her becauso I loved -her."- -
Tho polios believe, however, that ha
killed her becauso she was soon to be a
mother. They bellove that the girl ac
cepted as genuine the marriage ceremony
through which she went with her allege
slayer last February and in whlohhe
was both priest and bridegroom.
Defense Will lie Insanity.
Schmidt's defensa at his trial If ho
makes a real defense probably will bo
Insanity, Alphonae Xoclblc, his lawyer,
so announced after a long talk with
Schmidt tn the Tombs.
"I shall move to havo Father Schmidt's
case brought to trial at the earliest mo
ment possible," said Mr. ICoelble.
"If I then think he Is Insane I shall ask,
to have a commission appointed to deter
mine his mental status. If I think ho la
sane, I will tell htm that the only thing
to do Is to stand up like a man and pay
"When I saw him today," he said: 'I
don't need your services. Let's not talk
about that now. Let's wait till God and
Abraham have spoken. God and Abraham,
will communicate with you and tell you
when, to come 'to me. Don't do anything
till that tlmo.' "
Mr. Koelble said his cllentw as fully
nwaro that he faced the electrto chair.
Pillow Glvra Hlm a way.
In the apartment, among other things,
the pollco found a marriage license issued
tn New York last February and hearing
the names of the priest and the murdered
woman. This llonso had been used. Ac
cording to Schmidt's confession, he went
through a marriage ceremony with tha
girl. In this ceremony Schmidt was both
priest and bridegroom. There were na
A. gaily-colored pillow of unusual pat
tern led to Schmidt's apprehension. This
pillow, stained with blood and soiled with
the filth of the river, was wrapped around
a portion of tho torso. Tho detectives
traced tho pillow to Its manufacturer; tho
manufacturer traced It to tho dealer; the
dealer traced It to Schmidt. And the po
lice, tracing Schmidt nnd the girl, knew
all about both of them hours before they
Bchmtdt was arrested by Inspector
(Continued on Page Two.)
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