18 December 1896, Xenia Daily Gazette
The Dayton correspondent of the Cincinnati Enquirer, in reporting the Frantz murder trial, tells a funny incident that happened in the court room with Dayton Clark, formerly financial officer of the Home here, as the central figure. Judge Clark is an emphatic talker and given to the use of gestures. The Judge was telling Superintendent Farrell something something which, apparently, he was particularly desirous of impressing upon his mind. His arms were cut- tine the air into very fine slices, when suddenly a bright, glistening object slipped from the hip pocket of his trousers and struck the floor with a resounding thump. It was none other than a large revolver. Indeed, the size of the weapon would have made those used by Alkali Ike and his kindred spirits of the plains, gink into insignificance. Judge Clark looked at hie gun, lying there beneath beneath his chair, and then hu face turned red, white and blue. As soon as he could suilk'iently recover from his excitement, he grabbed the gun and replaced it in his pocket, bev- eral of the ladies on the front seats half arose to their feet and looked toward the door, as if about to beat ahaaty retreat, while Chief Parrel! broke' out into a hearty laugh. Judge Clark explains the presence of tho gun in his pocket by stating that he tried a case earlier m the day in tho country near Dayton, in which it figured as evidence. One woman WHS being prosecuted. for- snapping a revolver tit another. Mo was ono'of tho attorneys in the caso, that tho weapon was of and lie ways produced a« evidence. ' ner ib foil into hi* charpo. In this man- TO oimu A t'or.n IN ONE TiikoLaxnllvuBromo ftnlnjno ™JotB, refund Llio inonoy if It fatJn to euro, « \v* AH drufr IK the CIUIHO of nil sorts of Kor- of the blood. S^n ties uro wprap limn UHOloHH. ^"j 111 I torn IH niituro'H own remedy. for. of ! th 1* i HUH. Sold .by ifl f C," Fleming.'