14 September 1896, Xenia Daily Gazette
WORKING IN VAIN It is Now Rumored That Prisoner 1'rantz Was Soon to Be Married Married to Another Lady, DAYTON, O., Sept. 12.—After two days of patient search in the bottom of the Stillwator river, Diver Ben Graham's ell'orts to recover the missing missing revolver with which Bessie Little was shot have been iinsuc- jessful. Frantz, in leading the police police to believe that the revolver went over the bridge into the water at the same point the girl's body did, was either purposely misleading them or was too much excited at the time to recollect definitely what he did with it. A diver named Fate, from Toledo, Toledo, has also been at work to-day, yet the work of tho two men and that of tho magnets have failed to recover the weapon. Tho vault at the Frantz residence was emptied and searched last night by scavengers, but no trace of the revolver was found there. Chief of Police Farrell is in possession of the name of a party who sold Frant-K a revolver recently and has a description description of it. The search will likely be abandoned to-morrow. WAS FKANTZ ENGAGED? It is said that Frantz was engaged to a young lady who is eminently respectable, and that they were to have been married shortly. The young lady is prostrated by tho predicament predicament Frantz is now in. His Contemplated marriage may have been a motive for getting rid of Miss Little. Chief Farrell says that he an convict the prisoner upon ' the evidence he now has.