11 November 1897, Xenia Daily Gazette
Oornbi- BESSIE LITTLE took of Bt, list of them: Gilroy, John Xenia; M. pair of piece Spring Klein, clothing, Homo; Xonia; Cincinnati Henry order, Mrs. F. Are Found and They Reveal the Fact That Albert Frantz Wanted to Kill Her, •Two let- the DAYTON, O., Nov. 10. tors written by Bessie Little, handwriting having been identified beyond a doubt, seemingly, were found in the room at Mrs. Minnie Fries' boarding house, at 208 South Jefferson street, where Bessie last made her home. The letters were found behind a large piece of sandpaper, sandpaper, which had been tacked the on What of e wont to Hellenic^ race enlc Ideal. weakened <? At StrongTthan years He wm coerce wall in the young woman's chair, $5 pair Yellow Wickersham, breakfast barrel $5 plush S. & S. McNeary, Isaac Henry of flour, Cincinnati. on the were drew a John pastor's cleared 11, '97. is again weeks of Springfield, parents Cincin- room, the discovery being made last April, during house cleaning, The letters have been kept a secret since that time, but at last have been given out for publication. Both letters were addressed to "Dear Friends at Home" and were T< | enclosed in one envelope directed to "Mrs. Lizzie J. Little, Second street, city." the first letter, the union Greece Is will now indignity under foreign The dynaaty name of solably ing national tlon of i«m personal personal 1628 the Place "spoils bad their constitution The national for great unwillingness which , im » at W est l hearts of abroad. D by has Athens dftt e o, Ang. XB, 1896, B.-. recited|££ "A't the hor troubles with Albert J. Frantz, his promises to marry her and his ^ subsequent refusals, and said that on g ? an took a dose | was church the Sunday previous she ot diluted poison, which made her deathly sick, but had no serious effects. She aleo stated that she was in a delicate condition. In addition JF01 . night when | casion in the church service committed paring B he declared that one she went outriding with Frantz she 1 tlon found a loaded revolver lying on the seat on his side of the buggy, and that frequently he put his hand on it, but seemingly his courage failed him. On another night, according to the letter, Bessie was wailing in the barn at Frantz's home, when he took a razor and laid it across her neck twice. Bessie, BO the tenor of the letter goes, was perfectly cogni- on having Intended (a very turned the padre idea what white l/llOl.g 1 -'* 30 ! ''"•'•' f ~~ " "•" I Wltfa. W* zanfe of Frantz'B hatred for her, and the whole of her, and ex- the by him at — I ™rden college', Tuesday. who has the past this Richmond, sermons in morning his desire to got rid pected to be killed time. In the second letter, dated Aug. 24, 1896, Bessie reiterates the statements statements made in the first letter, concerning concerning Frantz's promises to marry her, and his failure to do so, and closes with the assertion, "I am going going to take your advice in regard to taking my life, as I suppose that would make him too happy." Ostensibly, Ostensibly, by this, she had discarded the idea of suicide, knives, well Gup,"