10 Sep 1896
GATHERING EVIDENCE Bessie Little's Murderer May Yet Be Punished. ANOTHER LINK IN-THE CHAIN.. Blood marks Found on the Seat of Albert Frautz's Phaeton— The Suit of Clothes That Frantz Wore ou the Night of the Murder Can Not He Found — The Prisoner Prisoner Expected to Confess. DAYTON, O-, Sept. 10.— The mystery surrounding the murdor of Bessie Little is still unsolved, but the work of investigation investigation is being kept up. The work of searching for the revolver used by the murderer is being kept np and will not stop nntil the missing weapon is brought to light. The officers are using 12 powerful magnets in the hopo that the revolver can be located in the bed of the river. Another link in the chain of circumstantial circumstantial evidence connecting Albert J. Frantz with the crime has been forged. The night after the murder the stable in which Frantz kept his horse and phaeton was burned to the ground. 4 5 4 -I to to of of the Are they foudd the stable/ ab6tff barred and the structure burned to the ground with its contents. In the debris of the fire has siuco been found two slats from the seat of the phaeton which show unmistakable signs of blood. A Mrs. Herbe, who lives in the neighborhood neighborhood of the Stillwater bridge, avers that about 11 o'clock on the night of the murder she heard a woman's cries of "Murder," and "Watch." Rev. A. F. Braudenberg, who lives in the same neighborhood, avers that he distinctly heard two shots fired in the vicinity of the bridge ou the night of the murder. Constable Wallis says that he saw two men leave Frautz's house on the Sunday morning following the murder. One of the men was carrying a bundle. On the night of the crime Fraiitz wore a light suit. The following day he appeared appeared at the factory wearing a new suit. The bundle that Constable Wallis saw is believed to have contained Frautz's discarded light suit. The prisoner has almost completely broken down, physically and mentally, and a watch has been set upon him, as it is believed he will attempt suicide; a confession is also expected. BEAT THE BLOODHOUNDS. Arrests Growing Out of the Burning of a Mine. SULLIVAN, Ind., Sept. 10. — On the 2Cth of last July the mining plant of the Pittsburg Coal company at Hymera, was set on fire, entailing a loss of $75,000. $75,000. Suspicion pointed to some of the striking miners. Ever since that time the Piukertoii agency and the officers of this county have been hard at work ou the case. Some days ago a fellow by the name of Jack Boyles, living at Liu- ton, was arrested and placed in jail at Bloomfield on charge of drunkenness. While he was dissipating freely ho fell in with a stranger, and the two became became confidential friends, during which Boyles told him that ho knew about the burning of the Hymera mines, and the stranger gave it_away. The night watchman of the "mines, Marlow by name, was sent to Bloomfield to see if he could identify Boyles, which he did at once. Boyles, whose reputation is none of the best, has been brought here and re-committed to jail. He lias implicated implicated an old man named Thomas, living east of here, and Thomas has also been arrested. It is not generally believed, however, that Thomas was connected with the affair, although there may be later developments. Boyles laughs at the ease with which he queered the bloodhounds which were placed on his trail. Detective McCrea of Torre Haute arrived arrived at noon yesterday with Tobo Godwin, Godwin, who was arreated the previous evening as an accomplice in tho mine burning. It is alleged that he was the driver of the wagou which brought Boyles and others to do the work. Much excitement prevails over the arrests. Boyles can not give bond. Treasury Statement. WASHINGTON, Sept. 10.—The treasury yesterday lost |48,700 in gold coitt and $25,800 in bars, which leaves tho true amount of the gold reserve, including including reported deposits in exchange for currency $106,174,657. Available cash balance, $342,102,960. 1'romineat Citizen Gone, RICHMOND, Ky., Sept. 10.—D, M. Bright, one of the most prominent citizens citizens and business men of thug county, died at his home in this city last night of Bright'a disease.