21 Dec. 1896, Xenia Daily Gazette
DECEMBER 21, 1896. in the to all as and all to or all in a if he Jflg TRIAL MAY CLOSE BY OHKISTMAS The Testimony On Saturday Was Damaging to the Defendant, Defendant, it is Thought, DAYTON, O., Dec. 19.— To the re lief of attorneys, the prisoners and those in attendance at court, the first week of the Frantz murder tria came to a close at noon to-day. When court opened this morning Myrtle Chapman, residing on JSec ond street, was the first witness called. When she first saw the fire she ra<n across the street to Mr Brookius' residence. There she saw Mr. and Mrs. Brookins, Miss Frantz and Albert Frantz. When she asked if an alarm had been turned in, Al bert replied that he hadn't thought of that, but instead of doing so went back into the yard and began to tear down a grape arbor, and a lot of people having gathered, he went to call a policeman to have them re moved. JSToah H. Brookins, living next to the Frantz residence, and Secretary of the Mathias Planing Mill, where Frantz was employed as a stenogra pher, was the next witness. He gave some damaging evidence against the prisoner. He told of the fire at the Frantz residence on the night of Au gust 28. The stable was burned down, and with it Frantz's horse and buggy. Frantz made-no efforts while he was present to rescue the horse or buggy. The next day Al bert appeared at the office in Mb shirt sleeves. When asked where his coat was he said it had been burned up in the stable. Mr. Brookius knew that Frantz was calling upon Miss Little and understood that they were engaged engaged to be married. DIDN'T WANT TO MABHY About the first of August he was walking home with Fraiitz from the mill to dinner, and iu the course of a conversation Frantz remarked that he did not intend to marry Bessie Little. In a subsequent conversation Frantz said that Bessie insisted upon their marriage, and that he intended to run away. He feared, however, that if he ran away Miss Little would sue and recover money in his guardian's guardian's hands, which Albert was to receive when of age. Brookins advised advised Frantz to consult a lawyer in the matter. - Later Frantz advised that he proposed to stay here and fight it out. After he had taken Bessie to the Hotel Cooper to board he told Brookins that he had paid her board, but would do so no more; she would have to shift for herself. The witness said Frantz was a trusted employe and had been trusted with the collection of a large amount of bills. Frantz's horse was a "scary" animal. He heard Frantz say that he would not be forced to marry Bessie, Bessie, as he did not want to; in fact, was not ready to marry anyone. SEARCHED THE KUINS. Officers Fair, Clayton and Gugel, of the Police Department, testified to the searching of the ruins of the fire over a week after the fire oc- urred, and to finding a portion of a vest, the buggy cushion and other remnants, which were taken to police police headquarters. Noah Brookins testified as to the suit worn by Frautz prior to the fire. Sol Strauss, the lothing merchant, testified to selling selling Frantz such a suit, and identified he remnant of the vest, and introduced introduced another of the same lot. Court adjourned until 9 o'clock Monday morning. The closing arguments of counsel will occupy one full day. Hon. J. C. Patterson will open for the State and Colonel B. M. Nevin for the defense. Prosecutor Kumler will lose for the State and W. H. Van Skaik for the defense. In order to finish the case by Christmas, even- ng sessions may be held next week. Chief of Police Thomas J. 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W*S DRAGGED HER TO DEATH, Five Children in a Runaway, One of Whom Will Die, BA.TAVIA, Dec. 20.—While on their way from church this morning, the five children of Chester Bordwell, a prominent farmer and stock man residing one mile north of Batavia, were thrown out of their carriage by the horses taking fright at something along the roadside. Miss Emma, the oldest, in endeavoring to jump from the carriage, caught her drees on the mud guard, throwing her out, tearing tearing her clothes off and dragging her a distance of about 100 yards, causing causing concussion of the brain, from which she cannot possibly recover. The team ran down the East Fork crossed the creek and ran into the barn yard, completely demolishing the lino two-horse carriage. The other children were terribly bruised Their injuries are not necessarily fatal. -••*TOO -••*TOO MAD To Bender Their Aim EffeotivB- Both Escaped Injury, DAYTON, O., December 20.—John Broadstone and his nephew, Rolla Clingmau, both residing near Harsh inanville, this county, got into a dis pute this afternoon, about a line fence, which Clingman was threat euiug to move over on Broadstone's lauds. Broadstone was armed with a shotgun, and warned Clingman away. The latter ran to his house and procured a shotgun and returned to the scene, when both men opened fire. Each emptied both barrels of his gun at the ot^°r, but both escaped injury. Clingman's shovel is yet on Broadstone's ground, aud the latter threatens to shoot any one who at tempts to remove it. No arrests have yet been made. * -,»••- •-PUG •-PUG BECAME VALUABLE, Swallowed Three Diamonds and Was Given an Emetic, NEW YORK, Dec. 20.—Jeweler Reiman's plain, every-day pug dog was worth $750 for a short time this afternoon. He'distinguished himself himself by swallowing three large diamonds diamonds out of seven which had been ordered by Colonel B. Ford, of 38 West Thirtieth street, to go into a necklace for his wife. The pug climbed up to the tray and swallowed the stones when the clerks were not watching. He was given an emetic, and the diamonds were recovered. EX-QUEEN STAETS EAST, She Will Make Public Her Plans on Arrival in Boston, SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 20.—Ex- Queen Lilluokalaui started for Boston Boston to-night over the Southern Pacific,;and Pacific,;and will make a short stop at New Orleans. The dethroned monarch stated that when she arrived in Boston Boston she would make public her plans. It is stated she has given up her intention intention of visiting London, but that Princess Kiaualaui will go to Boston to meet her. COOKING SCHOOLS. 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