12 September 1896, Salem Daily News
at the lin- work I O.OUO workers e THE LITTLE TRAGEDY. More r,:ytsi-l:is i:\,-i) Dny--Frnntx Held \ V i t h u t i i Unit. DAVI-ON, O., Sept. r.'.--The case of Albert Frantz, charged with the betrayal betrayal and murder of Bessie Little developing into one of the most mysterious mysterious crimes on record. Chief of Police Ferrell has ascertained where whui Franix bought the revolver that was used, and now he is hunting weapon Fraiii/, threw into Stillwater river with Le-fie Little's tody, so identifvit as the one Frantz bought. Diver Graham of Cincinnati has been at work here searclnnir the bottom the rivir where Frantx. his on own confession, threw t h e both-from tho Hundreds of people line the banks the river and the excitement increases daily. M e a n t i m e Fruit/, sticks to original story t h a t Bessie Little shot while they were out riding and in fright he threw her body in the river. lie confesses that he t h r e w the in the river a m i .says it did not to h i m . If t h e j w e a p o ideutilied by Ferrell's man then Frnntz w i l l have a complete chain of evidence against h i m . Frantz was arraigned, plead not g u i l t y , and his case continued w i t h o u t bail.