26 Dec 1896, Xenia Daily Gazette
is is XENIA, OHIO, SATURDAY EVENING DECEMBER 26, 1896. TESTIMONY ALL IN A BMO i & EIDE ' ESCAPED NINE TIMES ^rt"«4^v> n -»-i rl TV/TYIO TWnTTi'nlQTr l4-r\ ' ROPE ABOUND HIS NEOK, IN FRANTZ MURDER TRIAL Adjourned Till Monday—Closing Arguments Will Ee Heard— Nothing New Divulged. DAYTON, O., Dec. 2d.—The taking of testimony in the, Frantz murder trial was completed before noon today, today, at which time a recess was taken until next Monday, when the closing arguments of counsel will be made and Judge Brown will charge the jury. The jury will be in the care of Court ISaliff Boes during the next three days, and while opportunity will be given them for exercise, they will not be permitted to go to their homos or converse with any one during during the recess. DEPOSITIONS ON INSANITY. When court opened this morning Hon. B. M. Nevin continued the reading of depositions taken in Indiana Indiana in support of the claim of hereditary insanity. The first deposition read was that of Joseph G. Rogers, superintendent of the Northern Indiana Asylum at Logansport, in which the deponent gave a history of the various Study- bakers, and especially of those incarcerated incarcerated at that institution. Frederick G. Six, Clerk of Court of Cass county, Indiana, deposed that he knew of the suicide of Dauiel and George Studybaker. Dr. J. H. McCassy, of this city, formerly physician at the asylum at Topeka, Kan., knew John S. Study- baker, who was an inmate of that institution, being committed in July, 1889. Miss Mattie Frantz, sister of Albert, Albert, the defendant, testified. She is her brother's guardian. Was appointed appointed by the Probate Court of Miami Miami county. She said that Albert became of age oue month ago to-day (November 24, 1896). She knew Bessie Little, and that Bert wanted to marry her, but that the witness and her father both objected. She knew that her father had received two letters, one from Bessie Little and the other from Mrs. Peter Little. WORRIED HICK FATHER. Both of these letters she had burned; they worried her father. She did not see or hear Bert come home on the evening of August 27. Did not see him writing any letters on that evening, nor on the 26th or 28th. This was a direct contradiction contradiction of the of the testimony of her father on the previous day. The witness said further that she knew Bert was paying Bessie's board at the Hotel Cooper. As guardian of her brother the witness holds about $1,700. At this juncture Messrs. Nevin, Van Shaik and Kreitzer took Albert into Judge Brown's private office, and after a ten minutes' consultation consultation came into court and announced that they would rest. However, it was decided to call a few more witnesses, witnesses, all of whom' testified that Witness Koogle, who testified to having having purchased a pistol, when in the courtroom several days before, had taken precautions against identification identification by Witness Poiuce. AUUUMtfNTS TO BEGIN MONDAY. The attorneys then held a consultation consultation with Judge Brown. The defense defense has throe speeches to deliver, and desired more than three hours' time. Prosecutor Kumler wanted the same time for both sides. Judge Brown thought that the arguments should begin at 8 o'clock Monday mofuiug, Assistant Prosecutor Patterson Patterson leading oil' with a two-hour speech, then Messrs. Kreitzer and Van Shaik with an hour each, and Hon. II. M. Nevin two hours for defense, defense, Prosecuting Attorney Kumler closing in a two-hour address. _ • • • Major and Mrs, MoKinley Go Sleigh. Riding, CANTON, O., Dec. 24.—Major McKinley McKinley enjoyed a sleigh ride Thursday Thursday morning, and with Mrs. McKinley McKinley sharing the pleasure, drove nearly two hours in the bracing atmosphere. atmosphere. Mrs. McKinlf-y was accompanied accompanied by her sister, Mrs. M. C. Barber, and the latter in turn gave her place in the sleigh to others. Both the President-elect and his wife feel greatly improved by their recent visit to Chicago, and are in excellent spirits. A number of Christmas presents arrived for Major and Mrs. McKinley from relatives relatives and friends iu different parts of the country, books forming a prominent part of these holiday mementoes. Letters and telegrams innumerable were received during the day, containing containing wishes of a merry Christmas to the President-elect and his wife. Among the distinguished visitors were Colonel Fred D. Grant and family, who reached the city from New York, en route to Chicago, where they expect to pass Christmas with friends. WENT MAD On the Night of Her Wedding- Wants to Suicide, VILLTC, O., Dec. 24.— VIad- ness 011 the night of her wedding was the terrible misfortune that came to Mr<. William Shouse. Her maiden name was Minnie Carter, and she and William Shouse were married just two weeks ago. In the Probate Court to-day she was a raving raving maniac, and was adjudged insane. insane. She was a prominent young lady, and was deeply interested in her nuptials, but immediately ai'ter the wedding ceremony became melancholy melancholy and later developed a suicidal suicidal mania. The uiatter was kept secret until her condition became very serious. SHOT DEAD At the Foot of a Christmas Tree In a Church, CYNTIIIANA, KY., Dec. 25.—Last night at a Christmas tree near Connersville, Connersville, this county. Alex. Small and Geo. Boyers, both negroes, engaged engaged in a fight at the -foot of the tree, and Small shot the top of Beyer's Beyer's head off, killing him instantly. The greatest excitement prevailed in the church, men, women and children children falling over each other in a wild scramble to get out. Small came to Cynthiana to-night and gave himself up. He was accompanied by the preacher of the church where the killing occurred, who substan- iated his claim that the [-hooting was in self-defense. According to the latesa theories, it will soon be possible to purify water by the addition of colonies of minute living living organisms that devour all of the objectionable and impure material in the water, leaving it clean and healthful. healthful. The process is said to consist of arranging masses of sand in. suitable shape and colonizing these small folk therein. They soon build minute homes for themselves in the scum or elime that adheres t.o the sand-grains. "Three or four days after the filter is set Is must remain undisturbed until the purifying agents have had time to get their houses in order. Then the wa.ter passes slowly through, and the multitude of benevolent creatures gather out of the tide every vestige of the flotsam and jetsam that Is injurious to humanity and devour it. Thus we have a living filter and one that is oractically self-supporting, as the only care it needs is the occasional removal of a thin layer of the top sand that in a sliort tl.me becomes clogged with the coarser impurities of the. water. • • • Here is a Chance ' Gov, Bushnell Pardons a Man Who Is Now Believed Innocent Innocent of Murder. COLUMBUS, O., Doc. 25.—The Christmas pardon, a custom which has come down from the time of the early English Kings,' who borrowed from the Romans, goes this year to a man who has been condemned to death nine times. Isaac Smith, of Pike county, was convicted in 1889 of having killed his cousin, named Skidmore. The evidence was purely circumstantial, and almost everybody who had anything anything to do with the case believes Smith to be innocent. The condemned man's attorney, E. B. Kiukead, of Columbus, and Detective T. E. Foster arid J. A. Browu, though Smith was friendless friendless and penniless, after months of work secured evidence of his innocence, innocence, but could induce Gov. Campbell Campbell to agree to only one proposition. The Governor would only reprieve Smith on condition that he be told nothing of it until the rope was about his neck, so that in this way, if possible, a confession might be extorted from him. This plan was carried out to the letter. Attorney Kinkead, in the presence of his Warden, spent the evening in the death cell trying to secure a confession. confession. At midnight Smith was placed on the death trap, the noose adjusted and the black cap pulled down over his face. Then the reprieve reprieve was read to him. On eight other occasions he was reprieved, but not again at the last moment. 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Nearly all druggists sell Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets at 50 cents full sized package. Send for Free book on Stomach Troubles,-to Stuart Co., Marshall, Mich. SHE DIDN'T SEE GROVER, WASHINGTON, Dec. 25.—Queen Lii- iuokalaui, who arrived in Washington Washington at an early this morning, departed departed after a short rest without setting setting foot upon the soil of the capital. It was her intention not to have stopped here at all, but she- arrived very late and was weary and in need of sleep, so she requested the rail- roid officials to detach her Pullman car and let it remain on a siding until morning. This was done and the queen and her attendants enjoyed a short but sound sleep. She did not emerge from her car and at 7: 20 this morning the latter was attached to the regular Colonial express and whirled off towards Boston. Chrysanthemums originally came from Japan, Corea, China and Siam.