24 Dec. 1896, Cincinnati Enquirer

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24 Dec. 1896, Cincinnati Enquirer - sus- Vid- mimmm. Frantz In Doolared. Doctors...
sus- Vid- mimmm. Frantz In Doolared. Doctors Connisiioned Bj Com. Decided. TMrd Sweetheart Testifies in Alherri iJehiill. - While Emggt& T Bessie Ceurted Elsie. He Some Relatires of the Accused Declared Icsana Foot Coisiat i 0 Fa-Hj Killed Tkemeheo aad Fifth At-.x terapte4 8aieie. arxoiAX. sxarATca ro ran Dai-tost. Oaio, D.ssmber 23-Th com mission of six physlsiaas appointed by th Court to investigate tb question of insanity in tba case of Albert J. Treats, charged wtth tb murder ef Beast Little, hav reached a definite cartel Balsa. Their report may not b submitted until tb great trial Is In Us last hours. It may be stated upon absolutely certain ground, however, that they find Franrs to b Sana. They bold thai there ar no symptoms of insanity In tn pi lounr rs condition whatever the mental condition of soma of hi ancestry may havo been. Ever sine th commission was . sp poire sd Its members have been making oasfly'vlalta to Frants at tb County Jail. Bsory, research known to science haa been bnouglt to bear upon hi. condition with tho result already stated. The report of th ejemtaisason is not to be submitted In wrtttsa form.' Inatead, Its member ar to bo ta the na ture ot expert wito , subject to th call of tho attorneys of either the state or the defense or th Couct .ftsetf for, testimony as to whetkbb rxAim nmiAxs At the present, or whether- there Is any probability that tas reason waa dethroned at the Urn Basel Llttl met her death and he cast her corpse Into the SttlTwater River. The decision at. this -commiaaion breaks down what promised to be the' moot sub- MISS ELSIE BOTEBt. THE THIRD SWEETHEART OS' ALBERT FRANTZ. :j ; stantlal defense of the accused. NvV only remains th plea that Bessie Little commit ted suicide. From the first, this feature of th defense had been regarded aa- waak In th extrefaie. Even th prisoner's own ex part surgtcal wltneases hav testified that It waa wholly Intprohahe the girl would have been able to firs a second -snot into her brain, after she had received the wound Inflicted by the first. . - ' Frants- was seen to buy a revolver Just two week prior -to th tragedy. It was of tho mum caliber as the bullets found ta his sweetbeart'a head. Be.il Little was never known to have a revolver, did not know bow to use one, had no money with which to purchase the weapon and uttered a sere. of terror Just be for. the j - - FATAJ. SHOTS WSRB FIBaD. To-night th defenss cava out th information that it had nearly" completed Its tes timony. It to-day ceased Introducing evi dence bearing upon th nature of the wound and the ability of tho girl to fix th second shot after receiving the first- , Ther may be eome lKtt additional testimony upon tela t eature of tho eaa to-morrow., but M is understood trmt.H will not differ materially from what , already h been given. AH of tn afternoon was devoted to showing that numerous relatives of Frants bare been Inssna, With the plea of Insanity disproved by th decision of the Impartial commission, appointed by the Court Itself, and th suicide element seem ingly shattered, th prospect for the pris oner Is very dark. -. Eminent unprejudiced legal authorities who hav been giving th case close attention state to-night that If Frants ta to be saved from a verdict of murder la th first degree tb evidence upon which he must depend for th rescue la yet to corns, l Th ds-fenae. it Is reliably understood, expects to doe . -- ALA. OP ITS TawflMOaTT . By tevmorrow noon. It would seem that. Inasmuch as It has oad th Introduction of cvidano ta support of tb suicide theory. it expects to devets tn remainder of its case to the question of Insanity. - - ,- Now that thero Is no doubt, so tar aa th decision of tho commission goes, as to tb anety- of Frants, what hi attorneys eaa do to save him is a matter of mystery. Ther ar some who bettevo . that-, hi attorney hay something "up their sleeve" and 'will spring a bomb tn the last houra. - What this eouM- be Is beyond conjecture. Th pai mount opinion la that their euut la trro- Itiievably lost. " - It as nrobabl an early afternoon adjournment wilt be taken over Christmas. There may bo no isslnn Saturday.- Tho rebuttal of the stat will be brief. Th arguments trifl not occupy ntor than a day aad a half-By Tuesday noon at th farthest thoeaas should go to tba Jury, tf th signs do not fail. .Th end may com sooner than. that. BUUORJLD. Wttac es Oa DinVrcat Points FoXlow in Qalek: Bacorasioa. " v Dattob-. . Obkh : Deoeenber 23. Jacob Fronts, father of tbb accused mjudsrar.f rtnes 1 Llttl. wa recalled to h wrtm stand this mornang. B testified yesrtarday sfaat h saw his son Albert, whea the Latter returned horn th night of Aueust 27,v lra-tnediately after Beasl LUtle met hsr death. that be netlceel aothing ac a! lav Alb. dross or drintanof, that Ai. t chatted with th family, wrote a tetter and then helped hiss to bod. TbJa testimony was a bard Mow to th "Mease, taasmuoh aa It ernes Monad the atneerh of; Albert's aUeged paroa- ysm of grief later that e-eoing; at th resi- XTTLVCEI OX Jtl-j.iXil PAGE. -campod

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