Indictment of Conley Puzzle for Grand Jury

by Curator on June 15, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case.

The Atlanta Georgian

Sunday, July 13, 1913

*Editor’s Note: Some text is blurred in the original document, and illegible text is marked by “[…]”. The text box insert is transcribed at the bottom of this post.

Old Police Reporter Declares True Bill Against Negro Might Alter Entire Frank Prosecution.

RULES OF EVIDENCE CITED

Mincey Affidavit May Have Important Bearing on Defense of Pencil Factory Manager.

By An Old Police Reporter.

Persistent rumors have been abroad of late that the present Grand Jury may indict James Conley for the murder of Mary Phagan.

This is interesting, for if the Grand Jury should indict Conley it would set up a situation immediately possible of most decided results.

Frank already has been indicted, for reasons presumably sufficient to the Grand Jury then acting upon his case.

Would the present Grand Jury be justified in proceeding to the indictment of Conley, notwithstanding the former Frank indictment?

Unquestionably it would, if the circumstances of the case warranted it—indeed, there are many who will think it should proceed to that, if in that way justice seemed more likely to be established.

In getting a point of view in this matter, I have found it necessary to go back to the beginning, and to ask myself this:

Would the Grand Jury, in possession of all the present facts and circumstances pointing toward either Conley or Frank as the guilty man, have indicted Frank or Conley, as a primary proposition?

Much Room for Speculation.

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Testimony indicated that Leo M. Frank, shown, led a secret sexual life at the factory where he supervised dozens of teenage girls.

by Philip St. Raymond
for The American Mercury

PARTISANS OF Leo Frank have often tried to discredit Jim Conley’s testimony by pointing out that his account of the visit of Corinthia Hall and Emma Clark to the pencil factory where the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan took place was off by more than an hour. But these Frank partisans fail to note that Conley never stated that he saw the two young woman at all — he was merely told that they were there by Leo Frank, who had hustled him into a dark, locked closet after Frank announced the two were coming. Could it be that Frank was making preparations for murdering Conley — the only man on Earth, besides himself, who knew about Mary Phagan’s murder?

In this, the sixth audio segment of this ground-breaking work originally published by the Nation of Islam — part of their series called The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews — we hear the words of James Conley, and also the testimony of the many girls and women who were witnesses to Frank’s sexual behavior.

 

Leo Frank’s lead attorney, the famous Luther Z. Rosser, known for his ferocious cross-examinations, could not break James Conley and his story of a panicked Leo Frank employing him to move Mary Phagan’s body and write the deceptive “death notes” — and, in attempting to break him, actually succeeded in eliciting far more information injurious to Frank, such as details about his illicit sexual escapades with young girls — than even the police and the Pinkertons had uncovered.

This new audio book, based on the Nation of Islam’s The Leo Frank Case: The Lynching of a Guilty Man, the best investigative effort made on the Leo Frank case in the last 100 years, will take you on a trip into the past — to the greatest American murder mystery of all time; a mystery that will reveal to you the hidden forces that shape our world even today.

To read all the chapters we’ve published so far, simply click on this link.

We at The American Mercury are now proud to present part 6 of our audio version of this very important book, read by Vanessa Neubauer.

Simply press “play” on the player embedded above — or at the end of this article — to hear part 6 of the book.

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Seek Negro Who Says He Was Eye-Witness to Phagan Murder

May 27, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Sunday, July 13, 1913 Fugitive, Reported to Have Been Traced to Birmingham, Declares That He Witnessed the Attack on the Girl Slain in the Pencil Plant. LAYS CRIME TO BLACK WITH WHOM HE HAD GAMBLED Loser at […]

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Detective Harry Scott’s Hunch — Thrilling Story of How it Secured James Conley’s Confession

May 26, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Sunday, July 13, 1913 By Britt Craig. Have you ever had a hunch that there wasn’t anybody around the table that held a higher hand than your Jacks over tens and consequently you shoved a ‘blue’ to […]

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Affidavits to Back Mincey Story Found

May 25, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Sunday, July 13, 1913 Attorney Leavitt Declares Tale That Conley Admitted Killing Girl Will Stand Test. NEWT LEE STILL HELD IN JAIL Solicitor General Hugh Dorsey Promises to Present a Bill Against Him as Suspect. That several […]

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Parents Are Blamed for Daughters’ Fall

May 24, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Sunday, July 13, 1913 Girls of Fourteen and Sixteen Tell Recorder Revolting Stories of Vice. After relating a revolting tale of a career of vice on the streets and in the suburbs of Atlanta, Dora Rothstein and […]

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Audio Book – The Leo Frank Case: The Lynching of a Guilty Man, part 5

May 24, 2018

by Philip St. Raymond for The American Mercury JIM Conley’s testimony in the Leo Frank case riveted the attention of not only all those present in the courtroom, but the entire state of Georgia and beyond hung on his words as they were reported. Despite being a member of a disparaged minority, Conley’s word was given […]

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Lee Must Remain Behind the Bars

May 22, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Sunday, July 13, 1913 Solicitor Dorsey Does Not Believe the Negro Guilty of Any Part in Crime. That Solicitor General Hugh M. Dorsey does not believe that Newt Lee, negro night watchman at the National Pencil factory, […]

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Conley Again Quizzed by Prosecutor Dorsey

May 21, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal Saturday, July 12, 1913 [*Editor’s Note: The first sentence in this article contains two sentence fragments due to a publishing error by the original newspaper.] Solicitor and Hooper Grill Negro at Police Headquarters for Three Hours For […]

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Former Story True, Says Negro Sweeper

May 20, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Sunday, July 13, 1913 Jim Conley Declares Positively That He Has Made No New Admissions. Jim Conley, the negro sweeper, who was reached for a moment by newspaper reporters last night, reiterated his former story and declared […]

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Audio Book – The Leo Frank Case: The Lynching of a Guilty Man, part 4

May 17, 2018

by Philip St. Raymond for The American Mercury WHEN LEO FRANK was first arrested for the murder of Mary Phagan, his and his defense team’s major focus was placing the blame on Newt Lee, the Black night watchman who discovered the murdered girl’s body. They were so eager to avoid any attention being given to another […]

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More Affidavits to Support Mincey Claimed

May 16, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal Saturday, July 12, 1913 Frank’s Attorneys Said to Have Corroborating Evidence, Newt Lee Denied Freedom Joseph H. Leavitt, an attorney, with offices at 422 Grant building, the man who secured the affidavit of W.H. Mincey, who alleges […]

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Chief Beavers Orders Sleuths to Find Vice

May 16, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal Saturday, July 12, 1913 Hattie Smith Reluctant Before Judge—Says She Was Just Talking Friday For the first time since he has been at the head of the police force, Chief James L. Beavers addressed the assembled members […]

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Audio Book – The Leo Frank Case: The Lynching of a Guilty Man, part 3

May 10, 2018

by Philip St. Raymond for The American Mercury THE JEWISH Anti-Defamation League (or ADL) — back in the days when they and their allies had a near-monopoly on public discussion of the Leo Frank case — once made the claim that Leo Frank was arrested and indicted and convicted of the murder of Mary Phagan “without […]

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Conley Kept on Grill 4 Hours

May 4, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Saturday, July 12, 1913 After Gruelling Third Degree, Officials Refuse to Deny or Affirm Negro Confessed. Habeas corpus proceedings to release Newt Lee collapsed in the court of Judge Ellis Saturday morning. By agreement, Bernard L. Chappell, […]

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Audio Book – The Leo Frank Case: The Lynching of a Guilty Man, part 2

May 3, 2018

by Philip St. Raymond for The American Mercury LOOK AT THE headline and lead article in the Atlanta Georgian newspaper of April 29, 1913, we have illustrated above. Simply click on the image to see a large and easy-to-read version. “LEE’S GUILT PROVED, Detectives Assert” — “SUSPICION LIFTS FROM FRANK” — “We Have Sufficient Evidence Now […]

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Dragnet for ‘Slavers’ Is Set

May 3, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Saturday, July 12, 1913 Arrest of Additional Men Named by Girl Victim of the “Ring” Due Soon. With rapid-fire developments featuring the day’s investigation of the “vice ring” said to exist in Atlanta, Chief of Police Beavers […]

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Five Caught in Beavers’ Vice Net

May 2, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Saturday, July 12, 1913 *Editor’s Note: The second part of this article is not available. Police, Spurred by Chief, Raid Boarding House—Additional Arrests Due Soon. As the result of the increased activity by the detective and police […]

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Parents Are Blamed for ‘Slavery’

May 1, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Saturday, July 12, 1913 *Editor’s Note: The second portion of this article is not available. Acting Recorder Sends Girls to Reform School and Binds Two Men Over. Probe into vice conditions resulted in a startling climax Saturday […]

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Says Women Heard Conley Confession

April 30, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Saturday, July 12, 1913 *Editor’s Note: This article also ran with the headlines “Says Women Overheard Conley Confess” and “Says Women Heard Conley Confess” in the Final and Home Editions, respectively. The headline used here is from […]

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Mincey’s Story Jolts Police to Activity

April 29, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Friday, July 11, 1913 *Editor’s Note: The following column ran in the final edition of the Georgian with the title “Georgian’s Story Stirs Officials to Action,” and contains the following bracketed text in lieu of the first […]

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Now an Audio Book: The Leo Frank Case: The Lynching of a Guilty Man, part 1

April 26, 2018

by Philip St. Raymond for The American Mercury THE AMERICAN MERCURY is proud of its decades-long reputation for seeking the truth without fear or favor. As such, we do not flinch when a part of that truth can best be discovered in the words of those whom the Establishment has deemed “radical” or “controversial” or even “evil.” […]

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Girl Tells Police Startling Story of Vice Ring

April 26, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Friday, July 11, 1913 THREE NEW VICE WAR ARRESTS Man Prisoner Declares He Will Bare the Whole System if Brought to Trial. As a result of statements made to Chief Beavers Friday morning by Hattie Smith, the […]

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Slaying Charge for Conley Is Expected

April 13, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Friday, July 11, 1913 Speedy Indictment of Negro Is Likely Following Publication of Mincey Affidavit. The speedy indictment of Jim Conley on the charge of murdering Mary Phagan was the strong possibility discussed in court circles Friday […]

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Agent Claims Conley Confessed to Murder

April 12, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal Friday, July 11, 1913 Detectives Deny That Mincey Told Them of Alleged Confession of Negro In the possession of the attorneys for the defense of Leo M. Frank is an affidavit of William H. Mincey, formerly an […]

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Conley Not Right Man, Says Mincey

April 11, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Friday, July 11, 1913 Insurance Man Who Made Affidavit Says Conversation Was With Some Other Negro—Saw Conley at Station. It was disclosed Thursday afternoon that William H. Mincey, the insurance agent who has made an affidavit to […]

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No Finger Prints Found by Expert on Phagan Envelope

April 10, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal Thursday, July 10, 1913 Examination of Portion of Slain Girl’s Pay Envelope Fails to Throw Any Light on the Murder Mystery FLETCHER, AT FEDERAL PEN MAKES EXAMINATION Fight for Release of Newt Lee on Habeas Corpus Resumed […]

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Chief Traces Vice Conditions to Men; Promises Arrests

April 9, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal Thursday, July 10, 1913 Beavers Puts Police on Trail of Men Blamed By Girl Guests for Situation in Downtown Hotels GIRL VICTIM BARES HOTEL CONDITIONS TO RECORDER Judge Broyles Hears Sensational Expose of Vice Situation Said to […]

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Beavers’ War on Vice is Lauded by Women

April 8, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Thursday, July 10, 1913 Georgia Suffragists Adopt Resolution Indorsing Chief’s Course in Atlanta. Chief of Police Beavers’ fight against vice was enthusiastically indorsed at the Thursday morning session of the convention of the Georgia Woman Suffrage Association. […]

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Says Conley Confessed Slaying

April 7, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Thursday, July 10, 1913 *Editor’s Note: Articles with the titles “Tells of Conley Confession” and “Says Conley Confessed” also appeared in other editions of the Georgian. NEGRO MADE BOAST OF KILLING A GIRL, AGENT DECLARES Attorneys for […]

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Beavers in Speech Warns Policemen to Keep Out of Dives

April 6, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Thursday, July 10, 1913 Chief of Police Beavers caused a stir Thursday morning when he went before the day watch and addressed the men on their conduct. His talk resulted from the recent scandal in which several […]

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Chief Expects Arrests in Vice Probe

April 5, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Thursday, July 10, 1913 MEN NAMED BY GIRL ARE SOUGHT Chief Beavers Declares New and Startling Arrests Are Near. Alleged Procuress Held With the principals in the sensational vice case, Hattie Smith, a 17-year-old girl victim; Mrs. […]

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Hotels Involved By Story of Vice Young Girl Tells

March 9, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Thursday, July 10, 1913 Soda Water Stands, Chop Suey Joints and Automobile Rides Figure in Her Narrative. NAME OF BUSINESS MAN BROUGHT INTO SCANDAL Hattie Smith Says She Registered With Men in Cumberland and Brittain—Recorder Binds Over […]

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Mary Phagan’s Pay Envelope is Found

March 9, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Thursday, July 10, 1913 Discovery Made by Detectives Weeks Ago, But Is Just Announced The discovery of the pay envelope given Mary Phagan on the day of her murder is believed by detectives to furnish the missing […]

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Sensations in Story of Girl Victim

March 8, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, July 9, 1913 Accused Prisoners in White Slave Inquiry Held for Higher Court. That sufficient evidence had been produced in court to make a case against one of the city’s most prominent business men was the […]

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Mary Phagan Pay Envelope Found

March 8, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal Wednesday, July 9, 1913 MYSTERY’S LOST LINK IS FOUND NEAR WHERE CONLEY SAYS HE SAT Finding of Portion of Salary Envelope Bearing Victim’s Name Expected to Strengthen Defense’s Contention CONTENTS OF ENVELOPE HAVE NEVER BEEN FOUND Find […]

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New Evidence in Phagan Case Found

March 7, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, July 9, 1913 iGrl [sic] Called to Tell of Negro She Saw in Pencil Factory—Lee Stays in Jail. A sensation in the Phagan murder mystery developed Wednesday afternoon when Solicitor Dorsey summoned Miss Mattie Smith under […]

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Girl Springs Sensation in Phagan Case

March 7, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, July 9, 1913 PART OF PAY ENVELOPE FOUND Discovered Shortly After Tragedy by Detectives, but Find Was Kept Secret. *Editor’s Note: The following headlines also appeared: (Night Edition): NEW PHAGAN EVIDENCE FOUND PART OF PAY ENVELOPE […]

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Vice Scandal Probe Postponed for a Day

March 2, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Wednesday, July 9, 1913 Because the attorney of Lena Barnhart, who is accused by Hattie Smith of being a white slave procuress, pleaded for time in which to obtain witnesses to the effect that the Barnhart woman […]

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Caught Drinking, Three Policemen Fired Off Force

March 2, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Wednesday, July 9, 1913 Three Officers Are Suspended for Ninety Days, and Two Exonerated and Their Pay for Lost Time Restored. WOOD, BORN, FOLDS DISCHARGED BY BOARD Mayor Intimated He Would Ask Charges Be Preferred Against Moon, […]

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Newt Lee’s Attorneys Seeking His Freedom

March 1, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal Tuesday, July 8, 1913 Habeas Corpus Proceedings May Bring Frank and Conley Face to Face Petition for a writ of habeas corpus in behalf of Newt Lee, the negro night watchman at the National Pencil factory who […]

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Girl to Tell Her Story of Vice to Recorder

March 1, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal Tuesday, July 8, 1913 Hattie Smith, Now Penitent, Will Make Confessions in Open Court Resolved to quit the life into which she so recently drifted, Hattie Smith, the Atlanta young woman whose revelations of vice “from the […]

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Girl Tells of Life in Slavers’ Hands

February 17, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, July 8, 1913 Hattie Smith Warns Young Women of Atlanta Against the Wiles of Procurers. The startling expose of vice conditions by Hattie Smith, the prety [sic] 17-year-old girl, one of the alleged victims of the […]

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Attitude of Defense Secret

February 17, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, July 8, 1913 Attorneys for Accused Man Can Keep Him From Facing Accuser if They Wish. That Leo M. Frank, superintendent of the National Pencil Factory, and James Conley, Frank’s accuser in the Mary Phagan murder […]

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Refused by Brown, Mangham Now Asks Slaton for Pardon

February 16, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, July 8, 1913 The Prison Commission again has taken up the application of J. J. Mangham for a pardon. A recommendation is expected to be made to Governor Slaton in the next day or two. Mangham […]

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State Sure Lee Will Not Be Released

February 16, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, July 8, 1913 Dorsey Confident That Move, Which May Confront Frank With Conley, Is Futile. Solicitor General Hugh M. Dorsey said Tuesday he was confident the State would be able to defeat any attempt to get […]

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Grants Right to Demand Lee’s Freedom

February 6, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, July 8, 1913 Negro’s Counsel Secures Chance to Argue for Habeas Corpus Writ Wednesday. Reuben R. Arnold, of counsel for Leo M. Frank, communicated with Sheriff Mangum Tuesday afternoon directing him under no circumstances to permit […]

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Accused Policemen Will Face Commission Tuesday

February 6, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal Monday, July 7, 1913 The entire board of twelve police commissioners, including the mayor and the chairman of the police committee of council as ex-officio members, is expected to be in attendance Tuesday evening at the trial […]

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Young Woman Tells Startling Story of Vice From “Inside”

February 1, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal Monday, July 7, 1913 Confessions to Chief of Police Beavers Involve Downtown Hotel, Mention Names of Other Women and Men IMMEDIATE PROBE OF HER CHARGES ORDERED Police Again Arrest Mrs. Frierson, Recently Pardoned by Mayor Woodward in […]

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Police Hunt Principals in Expose

February 1, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, July 8, 1913 Search Records of Guests for the Leaders of System Named by Girl Victim. A general rounding up of hotel registers by detectives for the identification of notorious men and women added the latest […]

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Operations of Slavers in Hotels Bared

January 31, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Monday, July 7, 1913 Victim Tells Beavers Names of Women and Man Engaged in Traffic in Girls. A new and sensational expose of vice conditions said to be prevalent in Atlanta was made Monday morning by Hattie […]

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Lee’s Attorney is Ready for Writ Fight

January 31, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Monday, July 7, 1913 Habeas Corpus Move to Free Negro in Phagan Case Due to Start Monday. Habeas corpus proceedings in behalf of Newt Lee, negro night watchman at the National Pencil Factory, were promised Monday by […]

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New Move in Phagan Case by Solicitor

January 10, 2018

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Sunday, July 6, 1913 Dorsey Will Endeavor to Force Defense to Disclose Their Documentary Evidence. ACT IS COUNTERSTROKE Frank’s Attorneys Said to Have Affidavits Exonerating Frank and Indicating Conley’s Guilt. A sensational turn in the Phagan murder […]

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Phagan Case Centers on Conley; Negro Lone Hope of Both Sides

December 12, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Sunday, July 6, 1913 *Editor’s Note: See insert article, “Decisions Which May Aid Defense of Frank”, at the conclusion of this post. Frank Expects Freedom by Breaking Down Accuser’s Testimony, and State a Conviction by Establishing Truth […]

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Application to Release Lee is Ready to File

December 12, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Sunday, July 6, 1913 Negro’s Lawyer Says He Will Offer Habeas Corpus When Solicitor Dorsey Returns. On account of the absence from the city of Prosecuting Attorney Hugh M. Dosey [sic], Bernard L. Chappell, attorney for Newt […]

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New Audio Book: The American Mercury on Leo Frank – Judge Leonard Roan’s Charge to the Jury

November 25, 2017

THIS WEEK we present our final installment of our audio books on the subject of the 1913 trial of Leo M. Frank for the strangling and sex murder of his 13-year-old sweatshop employee, Mary Phagan. Today we hear the words of Judge Leonard Strickland Roan in his charge to the jury, exactly as they were […]

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New Audio Book: The American Mercury on Leo Frank – Dorsey’s Closing Arguments, part 6

November 19, 2017

THIS WEEK we present the sixth and last audio book installment of prosecutor Hugh Dorsey’s closing arguments in the 1913 trial of Leo M. Frank (pictured) for the strangling and sex murder of his 13-year-old sweatshop employee Mary Phagan. In this dramatic conclusion, you hear the words that the jury heard, the words that would […]

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Fight for Newt Lee’s Freedom is Delayed

November 16, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal Saturday, July 5, 1913 Bernard Chappell, His Lawyer, Expects to Bring Habeas Corpus on Monday Bernard L. Chappell, attorney for Newt Lee, the [negro watchman], who found the body of Mary Phagan, declared Saturday that he had […]

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New Audio Book: The American Mercury on Leo Frank – Dorsey’s Closing Arguments, part 5

November 11, 2017

THIS WEEK we present the fifth and next-to-last audio book installment of prosecutor Hugh Dorsey’s closing arguments in the 1913 trial of Leo M. Frank for the strangling and sex murder of his 13-year-old sweatshop employee Mary Phagan. Even more than 100 years later, we are still feeling the repercussions of this case — which […]

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Liberty for Newt Lee Sought

November 8, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Saturday, July 5, 1913 Writ to Free Watchman From the Tower Will Be Filed—State to Oppose Liberation. The prosecution will fight an entirely new angle in the Phagan case Saturday morning when Barnard [sic] L. Chappell, attorney […]

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New Audio Book: The American Mercury on Leo Frank – Dorsey’s Closing Arguments, part 4

November 4, 2017

VANESSA NEUBAUER’S audio book reading from the 1913 Leo Frank case this week is the fourth part of prosecutor Hugh Dorsey’s closing arguments. Leo Max Frank (pictured with his wife Lucille in happier times) was ultimately convicted of murdering his 13-year-old pencil factory employee, Mary Phagan, in a case which set the stage for Jewish-Gentile […]

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Unbiased in the Flanders Case, Says Slaton

November 4, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Saturday, July 5, 1913 New Governor Declares He Will Take Action After Hearing All Sides. Governor Slaton has formed no opinion in the famous McNaughton-Mattie Flanders murder case, and says he will make no decision until he […]

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Application for Lee’s Release Delayed

November 4, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Saturday, July 5, 1913 Watchman’s Lawyer Says He Will Await Return of Dorsey Before Filing Habeas Corpus. On account of the absence form the city of Prosecuting Attorney Hugh M. Dorsey, Bernard L. Chappell, attorney for Newt […]

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Drop Ninth in Police Scandal

November 4, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Saturday, July 5, 1913 Charges Preferred Against Another Patrolman and Suspension Is Near. Atlanta’s police scandal was revived Saturday by the preferring of charges against another member of the police force. His suspension by Chief of Police […]

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New Audio Book: The American Mercury on Leo Frank – Dorsey’s Closing Arguments, part 3

October 27, 2017

THIS WEEK’S audio book presentation on the 1913 Leo Frank case is the third (of six) parts of prosecutor Hugh Dorsey’s closing arguments. His arguments, along with the evidence in this case, were ultimately successful — and Jewish pencil factory superintendent Leo Frank was convicted of murdering 13-year-old Mary Phagan, his sweatshop employee. Frank was […]

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Lee’s Lawyer Expects Delay in Frank Case

October 27, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal Friday, July 4, 1913 State Certain to Fight Chappell’s Effort to Secure Release of Watchman Bernard L. Chappell, attorney for Newt Lee, the negro night watchman, who found the body of Mary Phagan in the National Pencil […]

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Lee’s Attorney Seeks to Gain His Release

October 27, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal Friday, July 4, 1913 It was reported Thursday morning that Bernard L. Chappell, attorney for New [sic] Lee, the negro watchman held in connection with the Mary Phagan case, would take steps to release him from jail […]

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New Audio Book: The American Mercury on Leo Frank – Dorsey’s Closing Arguments, part 2

October 21, 2017

THIS WEEK WE present the second part of the closing arguments of Solicitor Hugh Dorsey (pictured in a  contemporary newspaper illustration), the prosecutor in the 1913 murder trial of Leo Frank for the slaying of his sweatshop employee Mary Phagan. This prosecution has been presented in the major media as a case of “anti-Semitism” — […]

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New Testimony Lays Crime to Conley

October 20, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Friday, July 4, 1913 Frank Defense Locates Witness Who Points to the Negro Sweeper as Slayer. A new witness, said to have the most damaging evidence yet produced against Jim Conley, the negro sweeper in the National […]

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Effort Will Be Made to Free Newt Lee

October 19, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Friday, July 4, 1913 Attorney Chappell Declares Belief That Lee Has No Knowledge of Guilty Parties. An early effort is likely to be made to free Newt Lee, the negro night watchman who discovered the body of […]

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New Audio Book: The American Mercury on Leo Frank – Dorsey’s Closing Arguments, part 1

October 13, 2017

TODAY WE present the closing arguments of Solicitor Hugh Dorsey (pictured), which were the very last arguments heard by the jury, in the 1913 murder trial of Leo Max Frank for the murder of Mary Phagan. These powerful, successful, and historic arguments span some six hours, and they will be presented here over the next […]

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Police Chief to Probe Vice Protection Charge

October 12, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal Thursday, July 3, 1913 Beavers Stirred by Details Reported by Physician—Assigns Men to Report Following the charges of a prominent Atlanta physician regarding vice conditions and alleged police protection in this city, Chief of Police Beavers despatched […]

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Writ Sought In Move to Free Negro Lee

October 12, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Thursday, July 3, 1913 Attorney for Watchman Declares Client Knows Nothing of the Actual Crime. Bernard L. Chappell, attorney for Newt Lee, negro night watchman at the pencile [sic] factory, held in the Phagan case, stated Thursday […]

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Attempt by Colyar To Disbar Felder Is Halted; Tries Again

October 9, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Thursday, July 3, 1913 A petition filed Tuesday with the Clerk of the Superior Court by A. S. Colyar, Jr., asking for the disbarment of Colonel Thomas B. Felder from the practice of law in Georgia, has […]

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New Audio Book: The American Mercury on Leo Frank – Rosser’s Closing Arguments, part 2

October 6, 2017

THIS WEEK in our audio book series we present part 2, the final part, of the powerful, skillful closing arguments of Luther Z. Rosser for the defense of Leo Frank (pictured) in his trial for the murder of Mary Phagan, read by Vanessa Neubauer. Rosser, possibly the most feared lawyer in Atlanta in his day, […]

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New Audio Book: The American Mercury on Leo Frank – Rosser’s Closing Arguments, part 1

September 28, 2017

THIS WEEK in our audio book series we present part 1 of the powerful, skillful closing arguments of Luther Z. Rosser (pictured) for the defense of Leo Frank in his trial for the murder of Mary Phagan, read by Vanessa Neubauer. Rosser was respected — and feared — as one of the best attorneys of […]

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New Audio Book: The American Mercury on Leo Frank – Arnold’s Closing Arguments, part 2

September 21, 2017

REUBEN ARNOLD’S closing arguments (part 2) for the defense of Leo Frank — on the charge of murdering his sweatshop employee Mary Phagan — are our presentation this week in our new audio book series, read by Vanessa Neubauer. This series encompasses the American Mercury’s coverage of the 1913 trial and conviction of Jewish sex killer […]

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Leo Frank Answers List of Questions Bearing on Points Made Against Him

September 20, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Monday, March 9, 1914 Stated That He Was Willing to Reply to Any Questions That Might Be in the Mind of the Public, and Asked to Answer Any Such That Might Be Propounded to Him. TELLS HOW […]

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1961: National States Rights Party Weighs in on the Leo Frank Case

September 19, 2017

This article is transcribed from the February, 1961 issue of The Thunderbolt, the official newspaper of the White racialist and anti-Jewish National States Rights Party. Its editor was, and is today, Dr. Edward R. Fields. In the 1980s, Dr. Fields organized a Ku Klux Klan (KKK) march to Mary Phagan’s grave in remembrance of her and […]

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Findings in Probe are Guarded

September 18, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, July 2, 1913 No Indication Given of Results of Investigation of Reports of Disorderly Houses. The result of the Grand Jury’s sensational vice probe of a few weeks ago will be made known Wednesday when the […]

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Facts Do Not Indicate Indictment of Conley

September 17, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, July 1, 1913 Rumor About Negro in Phagan Case Not Confirmed—Grand Jury Is Through The publication to the effect that the negro sweeper, Jim Conley, probably would be indicted by the Fulton county grand jury for […]

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New Audio Book: The American Mercury on Leo Frank – Arnold’s Closing Arguments, part 1

September 16, 2017

REUBEN ARNOLD’S closing arguments (part 1) for the defense of Leo Frank — on the charge of murdering his sweatshop employee Mary Phagan — are our presentation this week in our new audio book series, read by Vanessa Neubauer. This series encompasses the American Mercury’s coverage of the 1913 trial and conviction of Jewish sex killer […]

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“No” Bill Is Returned Against A. S. Colyar

September 16, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, July 1, 1913 Grand Jury Declines to Indict Colyar for Reply to Attack of Colonel Felder […]charging A. S. Colyar, of Nashville, with libel, the Fulton county grand jury at its session on Tuesda ymorning [sic] […]

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May Indict Conley in Phagan Case

September 13, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, July 1, 1913 JURY LIKELY TO GO OVER DORSEY’S HEAD Indictment of Negro Sweeper Would Be Severe Blow to Prosecution of Frank. That the Fulton County Grand Jury will go over the head of Solicitor General […]

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Colyar Indicted as Libeler of Col. Felder

September 12, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, July 1, 1913 Grand Jury Develops Sensational Sequel to Famous Dictograph Scandal. A. S. Colyar, Jr., dictographer of Colonel Thomas B. Felder, Mayor Woodward and C. C. Jones, was indicted by the Grand Jury on the […]

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Colyar Not Indicted On Charge of Libel

September 11, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, July 1, 1913 The Fulton County Grand Jury returned no bill against A. S. Colyar, Jr., Tuesday forenoon on the charge of criminal libel.  Colyar came into prominence a few weeks ago by dictographing Colonel Thomas […]

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May Indict Conley as Slayer

September 10, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, July 1, 1913 Grand Jury Reported as Seriously Considering Connection of Negro With the Crime. A well founded rumor Tuesday was to the effect that the Grand Jury had Jim Conley’s connection with the Mary Phagan […]

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Frank Is Willing for State to Grill Him

September 9, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, July 1, 1913 Accused Man Declares He’s Anxious Even for Prosecution to Cross-Examine. Surpassing in interest any of the other testimony at the trial of Leo M. Frank will be the story related on the stand […]

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New Audio Book: The American Mercury on Leo Frank – Hooper’s Closing Arguments

September 8, 2017

THIS WEEK our new audio book of the American Mercury’s coverage of the 1913 trial and conviction of Jewish sex killer Leo Frank moves into the closing arguments of the attorneys to the jury. We will be presenting these extensive arguments in order and in full — a monumental, book-length project that will add another sixteen […]

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New Frank Evidence Held by Dorsey

September 4, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Friday, June 27, 1913 Solicitor Closely Guards Data of Which City Detectives Have No Knowledge. New activity was injected into the Phagan case Friday when James Conley, negro sweeper at the National Pencil Factory, was removed secretly […]

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Hooper and Goldstein Join Little & Powell

September 4, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal Saturday, June 28, 1913 Former Solicitor of Southwestern Circuit and Popular Atlantlan [sic] Join Firm Frank A. Hooper, who is to assist the solicitor general in the prosecution in the Phagan case, and M.F. Goldstein, a well […]

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Gov. Slaton Takes Oath Simply

September 3, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Saturday, June 28, 1913 With the simplest ceremonies in the history of the State, marked by the absence of all military display and red tape, John Marshall Slaton becomes Governor of the State of Georgia in the […]

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Lanford and Felder Are Held for Libel

September 3, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Friday, June 27, 1913 Grand Jury Indicts Lawyer and Head of Detectives for Attacks on Each Other. Three indictments charging criminal libel were returned Friday by the Grand Jury against Colonel Thomas B. Felder, the Atlanta attorney, […]

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Many Experts to Take Stand in Frank Trial

September 2, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Sunday, June 29, 1913 Great Array of Finger-Print and Blood-Stain Students Will Give Their Views. The trial of Leo M. Frank will bring forth the most prominent array of criminal and medical experts ever grouped in a […]

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State Secures New Phagan Evidence

September 1, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Saturday, June 28, 1913 [HOOPER SECURES NEW EVIDENCE FROM CONLEY]* [NEW FACTS GIVEN BY NEGRO] [Admissions to Prosecutor’s Aide Strengthens Rumor That He Saw Girl Just Before Crime.] Conley’s Admission Strengthens Rumor That He Saw Child Just […]

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Lanford and Felder Indicted for Libel

September 1, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Saturday, June 28, 1913 Indictments Grew Out of the Dictagraph Episode and the Letters Which Followed. Formal investigation into the invectives hurled between Colonel Thomas B. Felder and Detective Chief Newport Lanford resulted yesterday in indictments of […]

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New Audio Book: The American Mercury on Leo Frank – 100 Reasons Leo Frank Is Guilty

September 1, 2017

by Penelope Lee THIS WEEK, as we are preparing the (very long) audio book version of the Leo Frank defense team and prosecution team closing arguments, the American Mercury is proud to present the new audio book version — never before available in its entirety — of our editor Bradford L. Huie’s 100 Reasons Leo Frank is Guilty, […]

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Brilliant Legal Battle Is Sure as Hooper And Arnold Clash in Trial of Leo Frank

August 31, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Sunday, June 29, 1913 [BRILLIANT BATTLE SURE IN FRANK TRIAL IN CLASH OF HOOPER AND ARNOLD]* [Order Has at Last Been Rested and Indications Are That Struggle of Attorneys Will Be Waged in the Most Ethical Manner.] […]

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Conley Tale Is Hope of Defense

August 31, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Monday, June 30, 1913 DEFENSE PLANS TO TEAR DOWN CONLEY TALE* * This headline appeared on Page 3 of the Georgian. Expect to Prove Frank Innocent By Discrediting Negro’s Story Of Phagan Crime. Warned that the State […]

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New Audio Book: The American Mercury on Leo Frank – Frank’s Trial, Week Four

August 25, 2017

TODAY our audio book of the American Mercury’s coverage of the 1913 trial and conviction of Jewish sex killer Leo Frank moves into the fourth exciting week of the trial, in which the defense brought forth young female witnesses who claimed that Frank had never made improper sexual advances toward them, rebutted by the defense with […]

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New Audio Book: The American Mercury on Leo Frank – Frank Takes the Stand

August 17, 2017

THIS WEEK our audio book of the American Mercury’s coverage of the 1913 trial and conviction of Jewish sex killer Leo Frank takes a particularly exciting turn. You can follow along with us by reading the original piece on which the new audio book is based. As William Bradford Huie of the Mercury stated: As the […]

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New Audio Book: The American Mercury on Leo Frank – Frank’s Trial, Week Three

August 10, 2017

OUR NEW AUDIO BOOK version of the American Mercury’s centenary series on the 1913 trial and conviction of Jewish sex killer Leo Frank, recorded by Vanessa Neubauer, continues with week three of the trial. Just click on the player below to hear our latest chapter. Leo Frank was the president of the Atlanta chapter of B’nai […]

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Hooper Sees Conley for the First Time

August 10, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal Friday, June 27, 1913 Attorney Who Will Aid Solicitor Hears Negro Sweeper Recite His Story Frank A. Hooper, the attorney who will assist Solicitor Hugh M. Dorsey in the prosecution of the case against Leo M. Frank, […]

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Col. Felder and Chief Lanford Indicted

August 9, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal Friday, June 27, 1913 GRAND JURY RETURNS BILLS AGAINST EACH; THE CHARGE IS LIBEL Cards Written by Chief of Detectives and Attorney and Published in the Atlanta Newspapers Form the Basis TWO BILLS FOUND AGAINST FELDER, ONE […]

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Seeking For a Phagan Suspect in Macon?

August 9, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal Friday, June 27, 1913 (Special Dispatch to The Journal.) MACON, Ga., June 27.—Two members of the Atlanta detective department left Macon last night after searching all the week her for a negro who is thought to be […]

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Stover Girl Will Star in Frank Trial

August 8, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Thursday, June 26, 1913 State, However, Must Prove She Entered Factory Before Mary Phagan. With the selection of the court room made Thursday, all is virtually in readiness for the trial of Leo M. Frank, accused of […]

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Call of Cool Sea Breezes and Promise of Judge to His Wife, Secrets of Frank Trial Delay

August 7, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal Thursday, June 26, 1913 There Are Many Little Reasons, of Course, but the Biggest of These Is the Simplest—Judge Roan Just Had to Keep Promise to His Charming Wife—And Nobody’s Kicking, Either The trial of Leo M. […]

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New Audio Book: The American Mercury on Leo Frank – Frank’s Trial, Week Two

August 3, 2017

TODAY we continue the new audio book version of the American Mercury’s centenary series on the 1913 trial and conviction of Jewish sex killer Leo Frank, recorded by Vanessa Neubauer. Many have described this as the trial of the century: Not only did it forever alter Jewish-Gentile relations in the United States, but some say it […]

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To Hold Frank Trial in the Old City Hall

July 29, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal Thursday, June 26, 1913 Case Will Be Heard in Courtroom Now Used by Judge Pendleton The trial of Leo M. Frank on July 28 will be held on the first floor in the old city hall building, […]

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Conley, Put on Grill, Sticks Story

July 29, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, June 25, 1913 Police Resume Questioning of the Negro Sweeper Who Accuses Leo Frank. Puzzled by several of the statements of Jim Conley in regard to his part in the happenings the day that Mary Phagan […]

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Trial of Leo Frank Postponed by Judge

July 28, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Wednesday, June 25, 1913 Date of Trial Changed From June 30 Until July 28 at Plea of Attorneys for Defense. The first appearance in open court of the indictment against Leo M. Frank for the murder of […]

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Reported Hoke Smith May Aid Leo Frank

July 28, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Wednesday, June 25, 1913 Rumor He Will Appear for Defense Emphatically Denied, However, by Senator. By John Corrigan, Jr. Washington, June 24.—Reports that Senator Hoke Smith will be associated with Luther Rosser and other lawyers for the […]

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Both Sides Are Ready for Trial of Frank

July 27, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal Wednesday, June 25, 1913 Few Developments Expected Between Now and July 28, Conley Is Grilled The statements made by Solicitor General Hugh M. Dorsey and by Reuben R. Arnold and Luther Z. Rosser, the counsel for the […]

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Both Sides Called in Conference by Judge; Trial Set for July 28

July 27, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, June 24, 1913 Dorsey, Beavers and Lanford Summoned to Appear June 30 With All Affidavits They Have Secured Relative to the Phagan Slaying Case. Just before the conference with both sides in the Frank case started […]

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Frank’s Trial Set For Next Monday

July 26, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Tuesday, June 24, 1913 Indications Are Case Will Begin on That Day—Jury Panel Not Yet Drawn by Judge Roan. The trial of Leo M Frank, superintendent of the National Pencil Factory, now under indictment for the murder […]

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New Audio Book: The American Mercury on Leo Frank – Frank’s Trial, Week One

July 26, 2017

THIS WEEK we continue the new audio book version of the American Mercury’s centenary series on the 1913 trial and conviction of Jewish sex killer Leo Frank, recorded by Vanessa Neubauer. Frank was a Jewish sweatshop  operator convicted of murdering his 13-year-old employee after she rejected his sexual advances. (ILLUSTRATION: a photograph of the trial in […]

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New Audio Book: The American Mercury on Leo Frank – Introduction

July 23, 2017

ONE OF THE GREATEST triumphs of historical writing in the last decade was the American Mercury’s centenary series on the 1913 trial and conviction of Jewish sex killer Leo Frank. Now the entire series is being produced as an audio book for our readers, beginning today with the first installment.

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July 28 Is Date Agreed Upon for Trial of Frank

July 2, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal Tuesday, June 24, 1913 Judge Names Date After Statement From Reuben R. Arnold, In Which He Said Trial Would Last Two Weeks DEFENSE TAKES STEPS TO GET STATE’S EVIDENCE Subpenas Duces Tecum Issued, Demanding Production of Affidavits […]

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Venire of 72 for Frank Jury Is Drawn

July 1, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Monday, June 23, 1913 Negro Conley Sticks to Affidavit Story When Again Cross-Examined by Dorsey. The first official action of the court in preparing for the trial of Leo M. Frank for the murder of Mary Phagan […]

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State Ready for Frank Trial on June 30

June 30, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Monday, June 23, 1913 Defense Has Announced Its Case Is Complete and Judge Roan Is Free. Prosecuting Attorney Hugh M. Dorsey announced for the State Monday morning that the trial of Leo M. Frank would be placed […]

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Leo M. Frank’s Trial June 30, Says Dorsey

June 21, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Monday, June 23, 1913 Solicitor General Hears Report That John Moore Will Assist in the Defense. “Unless something now turns up of which I have no knowledge at present, I will set Leo Frank’s trial for June […]

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Jurors, Not Newspapers, To Return Frank Verdict, Declares Old Reporter

June 10, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Sunday, June 22, 1913 Writer Declares He Has Only Worked for Fair Trial and Fair Play—Race Question Is No Issue in Phagan Case—Rosser Not Writer. By AN OLD POLICE REPORTER. There were few developments in the Phagan […]

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Arnold to Aid Frank

June 8, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Sunday, June 22, 1913 Declares Prisoner is Innocent Has Studied Case Deeply, He Says Noted Lawyer, in Statement to Sunday American, Tells Why He Has Decided to Take Up the Defense of the Accused Man. Negro Conley, […]

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Leading Law Firms Have Joined Forces

June 7, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Sunday, June 22, 1913 Of especial [sic] interest in legal circles is the announcement that two of the leading law firms of Atlanta have joined forces, under the firm name of Rosser, Brandon, Slaton & Phillips. They […]

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Col. Felder Returns From Trip to Ohio

May 25, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Sunday, June 22, 1913 Journey Had No Relation to the Phagan Mystery or Dictagraph Incident, He Says. Colonel T. B. Felder returned Saturday from a six-day trip to Cincinnati. Much speculation was created by his departure for […]

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Frank Not Guilty of Phagan Murder Declares Arnold

May 24, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Sunday, June 22, 1913 Prominent Atlanta Lawyer Engaged to Aid in Defense of Pencil Factory Superintendent. NO WHITE MAN KILLED GIRL, ASSERTS LAWYER Formby and Conley Statements Should Not Be Given Credence So Far as They Tend […]

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Solicitor Will Fix Frank Trial for June 30, He Says

May 24, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal Monday, June 23, 1913 Unless “Showing” Is Made in Open Court Why the Case Should Be Deferred, Trial Will Proceed MONTEEN STOVER AGAIN FIGURES IN THE CASE Detectives Question Her With View to Attacking Theory That Girl […]

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Rosser & Brandon Join With Slaton & Phillips

May 23, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal Sunday, June 22, 1913 Two Big Atlanta Law Firms Go Into Partnership Beginning July 1 The law firm of Rosser & Brandon and Slaton & Phillips have formed a partnership beginning July 1, and will be known […]

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Pastor Eli James Discusses Leo Frank Case

May 22, 2017

A RECENT TWO-HOUR PROGRAM by a Christian Identity minister named Eli James, “The Restoration Hour,” gives his overview of the Leo Frank case. The position taken is highly critical of Frank, the Jewish-led campaign for his exoneration, and the Jewish establishment in general. (One of the tenets of the Christian Identity churches is that modern-day […]

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Arnold Declares Frank Innocent and Enters Case

May 17, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal Sunday, June 22, 1913 Famous Lawyer Says He Wouldn’t Defend Man Accused of Such Crime Unless Sure of His Innocence SCORES CITY DETECTIVES FOR HOLDING TO THEORY Mr. Arnold Says Detectives Have Tried to Prejudice the Case […]

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Date of Frank Trial Still In Much Doubt

May 16, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal Saturday, June 21, 1913 Belief Grows That Case Will Not Come Up Before July 14 or 28 Interest in the Phagan case still centers on the time of the trial of Leo M. Frank. Indications still are […]

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Justice Aim in Phagan Case, Says Hooper

May 15, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Saturday, June 21, 1913 I have not been employed in the case to prosecute Leo M. Frank, but to help find and convict the murderer of Mary Phagan. If the trial proves we are wrong, we will […]

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Formby Woman May Not Be A Witness

May 10, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Friday, June 20, 1913 State Declares Its Case Against Frank Is Now Complete Dorsey Still Absent Because of the inconsistency of her statement with the state’s outline of prosecution, Chief Lanford intimates that Mima Formby [sic], the […]

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Postponement Likely In Leo Frank’s Trial

May 10, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Saturday, June 21, 1913 Doubt is expressed around the Fulton superior court that Leo M. Frank, superintendent of the National Pencil factory, now under indictment for the murder of Mary Phagan, an employee, on the afternoon or […]

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Frank Trial Will Not Be Long One

May 9, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Friday, June 20, 1913 Few Witnesses of the Scores Examined Will Be Called When Case Is Heard. That the trial of Leo M. Frank will take a much shorter time that is generally thought was indicated in […]

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Frank Case May Not Be Tried June 30

May 9, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal Friday, June 20, 1913 Dorsey Expects to Be Ready, He Says, but Postponement Seems Probable That Leo M. Frank will go on trial for the murder of Mary Phagan on June 30th is not a certainty, although […]

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Reuben Arnold May Aid Frank’s Defense In Big Murder Trial

May 8, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Thursday, June 19, 1913 When questioned last night as to the truth of the rumor that he will be associated with the defense of Leo M. Frank, indicted for the Mary Phagan murder, Reuben R. Arnold, one […]

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Blow Aimed at Formby Story

May 4, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Thursday, June 19, 1913 DEFENSE HAS WITNESSES TO REFUTE WOMAN Learns Identity of Other Persons in Home on Night of the Phagan Slaying. That the defense in the trial of Leo M. Frank will be able, if […]

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Mrs. Formby Here for Phagan Trial

May 3, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Thursday, June 19, 1913 Woman Declares She Will Appear in Court and Will Corroborate Sensational Affidavit to Police. Mima [sic] Formby, the rooming housekeeper of 400 Piedmont avenue, who made the affidavit declaring that Leo Frank had […]

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Hooper Returns and Takes Up Phagan Case

May 3, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal Thursday, June 19, 1913 Declares Trip to Cincinnati Had Nothing to oD [sic] With Murder Mystery Frank A. Hooper, the experienced prosecutor, who has been engaged to assist Solicitor Hugh M. Dorsey in the trial of the […]

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Will Reuben R. Arnold Aid Frank’s Defense?

May 2, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal Wednesday, June 18, 1913 Mr. Arnold and Luther Z. Rosser Both Decline to Discuss Report Circulated The rumor that Reuben R. Arnold, famous Georgia lawyer, will be associated with the defense of Leo M. Frank, indicted for […]

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Rush Plans for Trial of Leo Frank

May 2, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, June 18, 1913 Extensive Preparations Made to Accommodate Great Crowd Expected at Hearing. When twelve books of evidence of more than 100 pages each were turned over to the Solicitor’s office Wednesday morning by his stenographers, […]

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Two New Witnesses Sought by Officers

May 1, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Wednesday, June 18, 1913 Former Girl Employee and a Machanic [sic] May Testify Against Frank. Two new witnesses may be used by the state in the prosecution of Leo Frank when his trial is held on June […]

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Hooper Wants a Rest For Public From Case

May 1, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal Monday, June 16, 1913 Attorney Associated With Prosecution, Says State Is Ready for Frank Trial With Solicitor General Dorsey away on a short vacation, the state’s case against Leo M. Frank, who is charged with the murder […]

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Guessers See a Mystery in Dorsey-Hooper Trips

April 30, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal Tuesday, June 17, 1913 Speculation About Departure of Phagan Case Figures Not Credited, However What is believed to be but a coincidence in the unheralded out-of-town trips of Solicitor General Hugh M. Dorsey, Attorney Frank A. Hooper, […]

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Sensations in Phagan Case at Hand

April 30, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, June 17, 1913 Out-of-Town Trips Believed To Be of Great Importance—Defense Has Strong Evidence. Frank A. Hooper, associate counsel with Solicitor General Hugh M. Dorsey in the prosecution of the Phagan murder mystery, left Atlanta Monday […]

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Constitution Picture Will Figure in Trial

April 29, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Monday, June 16, 1913 Solicitor Wants Photograph of Spot Where Mary Phagan’s Body Was Found A flashlight picture, made by The Constitution’s staff photographer is to be used as evidence by the prosecution in the trial of […]

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Felder Leaves Atlanta on Trip to Cincinnati

April 29, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal Monday, June 16, 1913 Thomas B. Felder, the attorney, left Atlanta for Cincinnati Sunday afternoon to be away from the city on a business trip for several days. The absence of Mr. Felder from the city is […]

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Col. Thomas Felder Goes to Cincinnati

April 28, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Monday, June 16, 1913 Says Trip Has Nothing to Do With That of Solicitor Dorsey Following the departure of Solicitor General Hugh M. Dorsey for Atlantic City Saturday afternoon, Col. Thomas B. Felder left Sunday afternoon at […]

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Colyar Returns Promising Sensation

April 28, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Monday, June 16, 1913 A. S. Colyar is in Atlanta again, promising to spring some more sensations. The investigator who engineered the dictographing of Thomas B. Felder and Mayor Woodward has been in Washington. He sent a […]

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Dorsey Aide Says Frank Is Fast In Net

April 27, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Monday, June 16, 1913 Attorney Hooper Declares State Is Prepared for Any Move the Defense May Make. Frank A. Hooper, the well-known criminal lawyer who has been engaged to assist Solicitor General Hugh M. Dorsey in the […]

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Frank A. Hooper to Aid State in Frank Trial

April 27, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal Sunday, June 15, 1913 Former Solicitor at Americus Engaged to Assist Solicitor Hugh M. Dorsey That the trial of Leo M. Frank will be a legal battle as brilliant as any ever fought in Atlanta is assured […]

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Solicitor Dorsey Goes to New York

April 26, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Sunday, June 15, 1913 Grand Jury Will Probably Take Up the Dictagraph Probe While He Is Away. With the departure of Solicitor General Hugh M. Dorsey for New York yesterday afternoon, whither he declares he is going […]

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Gentry, Found by Journal, Says Notes Will Show Enough to Justify What Was Sworn To

April 26, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal Sunday, June 15, 1913 “Upon Reading My Notes Before the Court It Will Be Proven That There Is Enough of It There to Justify What Was Written and Sworn to be Me as Being Practically the Gist […]

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Frank Hooper Aids Phagan Prosecution

April 25, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Sunday, June 15, 1913 Solicitor General Hugh Dorsey Announces His Associate in Big Case. Just before leaving yesterday afternoon for New York, Solicitor General Hugh M. Dorsey announced that Attorney Frank A. Hooper would be associated with […]

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Detective Chief Tells Grand Jury of “Third Degree”

April 25, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Sunday, June 15, 1913 Questions Put to Lanford Indicate That Investigation of Police Methods Is Being Conducted. TORTURE ERA IS PAST, CHIEF INFORMS JURY Science and Skill Now Employed by Detectives in Securing Confessions From Criminals, He […]

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State Takes Advantage of Points Known

April 24, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Saturday, June 14, 1913 With certain of the strong defenses of Leo M. Frank exposed by the preliminary battle over the custody of the negro Conley, the prosecution in the Phagan murder mystery went to work on […]

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Sheriff Mangum Near End, Says Lawyer Smith

April 16, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Saturday, June 14, 1913 Attorney for Conley Injects Politics Into Dispute Over Negro’s Place of Confinement. William M. Smith, counsel for James Conley, confessed accessory after the fact in the killing of Mary Phagan, in a statement […]

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Judge Roan to Decide Conley’s Jail Fate

April 15, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Friday, June 13th, 1913 Chief of Detectives Lanford Receives No Order to Take the Negro Sweeper to Court. A more explicit accusation of murder against Jim Conley, negro sweeper at the National Pencil Factory, than has yet been […]

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Asks Jury to Resume Probe of Dictograph

April 15, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal Saturday, June 14, 1913. Attorney Felder Wants Gentry Affidavit Weighed—Foreman Beck Non-committal Thomas B. Felder, the attorney, is said to have requested Foreman L. H. Beck, of the Fulton county grand jury, to take up an investigation […]

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Col. Felder Asks Early Jury Probe

April 13, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Saturday, June 14, 1913. Requests Investigation of the Gentry Affidavit—A. S. Colyar Is Not in Atlanta Now Colonel Thomas B. Felder yesterday requested that the grand jury make an early investigation of the affidavit submitted by George […]

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Solicitor H. M. Dorsey Leaves for New York

April 12, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal Saturday, June 14, 1913 Declares Visit Has Nothing to Do With Phagan Case, Which Is Complete Hugh M. Dorsey, solcilictor [sic] general of the Atlanta circuit, left Atlanta for New York and Atlantic City on Saturday afternoon […]

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Conley Released, Then Rearrested

April 12, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Saturday, June 14, 1913 After a short hearing in his chambers yesterday Judge L. S. Roan, of the superior court, revoked his former order holding James Conley, the negro sweeper, as a material witness in the Phagan […]

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Solicitor H. M. Dorsey Wins in First Clash; L. Z. Rosser Declares Procedure a Farce

April 12, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Friday, June 13th, 1913 Conley is Prisoner of City Detectives, Not of State, Now Conley Says His Attorney Believes Idea of Transfer Originated With Friends of Frank, to Harm Him JUSTICE WARRANT MAY ROB DORSEY OF VICTORY As […]

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Negro Freed But Jailed Again On Suspicion

April 11, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Friday, June 13, 1913 Rosser Declares ‘Gibbering Statements’ Point Out Sweeper as Guilty of Slaying. James Conley, self-confessed accessory after the fact in the murder of Mary Phagan, Friday was discharged by Judge L. S. Roan entirely […]

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Face Conley and Frank, Lanford Urges

April 11, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Thursday, June 12, 1913 Detective Chief Ready to Have Accuser Confront Prisoner Before Grand Jury. New sensations are expected in the Phagan mystery Friday morning when the petition of Solicitor Dorsey for the revocation of the order […]

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Luther Z. Rosser Declares Detectives Dare Not Permit Jim Conley to Talk Freely

April 6, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal Friday, June 13, 1913 “Conley and His Counsel Are Wise—Their Hope Is That the Detectives Will Save Negro From a Confession, Giving Him Immunity, Provided He Continues to Put Guilt on Frank” Several sensational points are contained […]

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Plot Exposed, Says Felder, But Lanford Doubts Affidavit

April 3, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, June 11, 1913 In New Sworn Statement Gentry Declares He Came to Realize He Was Dealing with “Bunch of Crooks”—Charges Lanford and Beavers Names Were Inserted. That the dictograph conversations in which it was plotted to […]

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Negro Conley May Face Frank Today

April 2, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution June 13, 1913 Hearing Before Judge Roan Today Will Decide Whether Negro Will Be Sent to Tower. Whether James Conley, the negro sweeper, who swears that Leo Frank got his aid in disposing of Mary Phagan’s body […]

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Beavers Trying to Find Gentry

April 1, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution June 13, 1913 Felder Says He Will Be Produced at the Proper Time. Notary Declares Affidavit Is Genuine. Miss Jeannette Henning, the notary public whose official seal was attached to the affidavit made recently by George Gentry, […]

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Asks Beavers to Investigate Affidavit

March 31, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, June 11, 1913 Chief of Detectives Newport Lanford telegraphed Chief of Police Beavers in Washington, D. C., Wednesday morning to investigate the origin of the affidavit bearing the signature of George M. Gentry in connection with […]

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Court’s Order May Result in Meeting of Negro and Frank

March 31, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Thursday, June 12th, 1913 Jim Conley, Negro Sweeper, Accusing Witness in Phagan Case, Sure to Appear Before Judge Roan Friday A. M. STATE MAY DEMAND THAT FRANK APPEAR THERE TOO Through Judge’s Order, Defense Gets Chance to Quiz […]

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Chief Beavers Unable to Locate Gentry

March 31, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal June 12, 1913 He Wires Chief Lanford That Young Stenographer Can’t Be Found All efforts on the part of Detective Chief Lanford to locate George M. Gentry, the stenographer who wrote the famous dictograph records, have failed. […]

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T. B. Felder Accounts for Subscriptions Received

March 31, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal June 11, 1913  Says Only $102 Was Paid Into Fund to Employ Burns Detectives Attorney Thomas B. Felder Wednesday morning issued a card to the public in which he accounts for the funds subscribed to employ the […]

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Grand Jury Will Probe Affidavits About Dictagraph

March 30, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution June 12, 1913 Investigation of Charges and Counter Charges Will Begin at Early Date and Will Be Exhaustive One. LANFORD SAYS GENTRY WILL DENY AFFIDAVIT Affidavit Is Made Declaring Dictagraph Instrument Was Secured by Chief Lanford For […]

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Felder Returns Phagan Fund to Givers

March 30, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian June 11, 1913 Attorney Explains Disposition of Money Subscribed to Secure Burns’ Services. Colonel Thomas B. Felder Wednesday issued an itemized statement of the funds subscribed by Atlanta citizens, to secure the employment of the Burns Detective […]

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Police Hold Conley By Court’s Order

March 29, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, June 11th, 1913 Judge Roan Gives Suspect Chance to Show Why He Should Not Be Released. The Phagan case took a queer turn Wednesday afternoon when Judge Roan, apparently stirred by Luther Z. Rosser’s ar[r]aignment of the […]

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Rosser Asks Grand Jury Grill for Conley

March 29, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian June 9, 1913 Luther Z. Rosser, chief of counsel for Leo M. Frank, issued the first public statement Tuesday that he has made since the arrest of the factory superintendent six weeks ago on the suspicion of […]

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Conley’s Status in Phagan Case May Be Changed Wednesday

March 28, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal June 11, 1913 Petition Will Be Presented to Judge Roan by Solicitor Dorsey but Its Nature Is Not Made Known ROSSER’S CARD CAUSES ACTIVITY BEHIND SCENES Negro May Be Put Back in the Tower – Solicitor Dorsey […]

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Dictograph Records Crooked, Says Gentry

March 27, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution June 11, 1913 NOTEBOOK WILL PROVE REPORTS WERE ‘PADDED,’ HE SAYS IN AFFIDAVIT Young Stenographer, Who Made the Report of the Conversation in Room No. 31 Williams House, Voluntarily Makes Statement Before a Notary Public in the […]

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Gentry Now Says Dictograph Record Was Tampered With

March 24, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Wednesday, June 11th, 1913 Detective E. O. Miles Gives Out Affidavit From Young Stenographer Repudiating Transcript He Swore to AFFIDAVIT OBTAINED IN WASHINGTON D. C. G. C. Febuary Gives Out a Statement, Telling How Notes Were Transcribed and […]

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Lanford Silent on Rosser’s Card

March 24, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution June 11, 1913 Detective Chief Says He Has No Reply to Make to the Charges of Counsel for Leo M. Frank. Following the public letter written yesterday by Luther Z. Rosser, counsel for Leo Frank, Detective Chief […]

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Indictment of Felder and Fain Asked

March 23, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian June 10, 1913 Assistant Solicitor E. A. Stephens virtually admitted this afternoon that Police Commissioner W. P. Fain had been indicted. There was a division of the vote, it was said, but the majority was for indictment. […]

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Eyewitness to Phagan Slaying Sought

March 23, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, June 10th, 1913 Story That Companion of Conley Saw Him Strike Down Girl Opens New Clews. Jim Conley, whose sensational story has made him an accessory after the fact in the murder of Mary Phagan, is sticking […]

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Leo Frank Reported Ready for His Trial

March 23, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Tuesday, June 10, 1913 Many Witnesses Are Being Examined Every Day by Attorneys for the Defense That counsel for Leo Frank is ready for trial was freely reported over the city Monday. Attorney Luther Z. Rosser, his lawyer, […]

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Defense to Make Next Move in Phagan Case

March 22, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Monday, June 9th, 1913 Apparently Prosecuting Officials Consider Their Investigation Complete Chief of Detectives Lanford has announced that Jim Conley, the negro sweeper, who is the state’s principal witness in the case against Leo M. Frank, indicted for […]

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Foreman Tells Why He Holds Conley Guilty

March 22, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Monday, June 9th, 1913 R. P. Barrett, in Letter to Georgian, Gives Reasons for Suspecting Negro of Crime. R. P. Barrett, foreman of the metal department at the National Pencil Factory, in a letter to The Georgian Monday, […]

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Luther Z. Rosser, Attorney for Frank, Trains His Guns on City Detective Chief

March 22, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal Tuesday, June 10, 1913 SAYS CHIEF LANFORD IS NOT SEEKING FOR TRUTH OF MURDER He Charges That the Detective Chief Has Banked His Sense and Reputation on Proving Frank Guilty “WHY HASN’T CONLEY BEEN BEFORE JURY?” Attorney […]

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Solicitor Makes No Reply to Mrs. Frank

March 21, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Sunday, June 8, 1913 Hugh M. Dorsey Has No Comment to Make on Mrs. Frank’s Letter Solicitor General Hugh M. Dorsey has declined to make any answer to the published statement of Mrs. Leo M. Frank, charging him […]

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Lanford Answers Felder’s Charge

March 14, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Sunday, June 8, 1913 Declares That He Has Never Seen Gentry But Once in His Life. “Tom Felder is a contemptible liar,” blazed Chief Lanford last night when informed of the contents of Colonel Felder’s letter directed to […]

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Scathing Replies Made to Letters Attacking Them

March 9, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Sunday, June 8th, 1913 Colyar Addresses Felder as “Dictograph Tommy” and “My Dear Co-conspirator in Crime” SEND HIM TO CREMATORY, SAYS DETECTIVE CHIEF J. R. Gray Said: “I Have No Comment to Make—Mr. Felder’s Controversy Is With A. […]

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Felder Makes Answer to Dictagraph Episode

March 4, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Sunday, June 8th, 1913 Well-Known Attorney Writes Four Cards Covering All the Phases of Situation and Answering All Charges. DICTAGRAPH TRAP JUST “FRAME-UP,” HE SAYS Col. Felder Asserts George Gentry, Who Took Down the Stenographic Notes, Will Return […]

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Three Open Letters Given Out Saturday by Thos. B. Felder

March 2, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Sunday, June 8th, 1913 In One of These Letters He Reopens His Controversy With A. S. Colyar About the Dictograph Episode SAYS LANFORD CONSPIRED TO TAKE HIM TO S. C. He Also Makes Another Personal Attack Upon Detective […]

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Fair Play Alone Can Find Truth in Phagan Puzzle, Declares Old Reporter

February 21, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Sunday, June 8th, 1913 Average Atlantan Believes Frank is Guilty, but That Little Real Evidence Has Yet Pointed to Him as Slayer. Stirring Defense by Wife and Attack on Solicitor Dorsey Are Two Striking Features of Week’s Progress […]

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Defense Bends Efforts to Prove Conley Slayer

February 13, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Saturday, June 7th, 1913 The defense of Leo Frank against the charge of murdering Mary Phagan will be more than a mere attempt to clear Frank’s skirts. It will seek directly to fix upon James Conley, negro, full […]

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Current in Effect on Day of Tragedy

February 12, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Saturday, June 7th, 1913 Report That Elevator in Pencil Factory Was Not Running Proves Groundless. Following a widely-prevalent rumor that Leo Frank’s defense will strive to prove that the current was shut off from the pencil factory plant […]

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Mrs. Frank Attacks Solicitor H. M. Dorsey in a New Statement

February 9, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Saturday, June 7th, 1913 Solicitor Hugh M. Dorsey refused late Saturday afternoon to make reply to the reiterated accusations of Mrs. Leo M. Frank that “torture chamber” methods were made use of by the state to secure evidence […]

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Lanford Claps Lid on Detective News

February 9, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Saturday, June 7th, 1913 All Information in Future Must Come Through Office of the Chief. Chief Newport Lanford yesterday morning issued a special order prohibiting the disclosing of information to newspaper reporters. It was stated in The Constitution […]

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Enright Archives Added to Leo Frank Case Research Library

February 2, 2017

LEOFRANK.INFO is pleased to announce that the full book, text, and newspaper archives formerly housed at Jack Enright’s Leo Frank Library site have been added to this, the online Leo Frank Case Research Library. We are deeply grateful for Mr. Enright’s assembling and saving this valuable material. Some of the documents from his site were […]

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“Torture Chamber” Methods Charged in Getting Evidence

January 26, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Saturday, June 7th, 1913 In Card to The Journal, Wife of Factory Superintendent Declares Solicitor Dorsey Has Approved Third Degree “WE ARE SUFFERING NOW, BUT WHO WILL BE NEXT?” Her Statement in Full—Conley Will Not Be Indicted as […]

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