Diagram of Leo Frank’s outer and inner office: How likely is it that Monteen Stover could have missed Frank had he really been in his office as he claimed?

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 defense began its parade of witnesses, few suspected that the defendant himself, Leo Frank, would soon take the stand and make an admission so astonishing that it strained belief.

Strained belief indeed! — for Leo Frank’s testimony was so bizarre and so damning as to be shocking, even to those who suspected Frank’s guilt.

Leo Max Frank spent some three hours of his four-hour unsworn testimony painstakingly detailing his accounting work, something that was barely relevant to the charges against him. (Evidently he sought to show that he simply didn’t have time to have a tryst with, or rape, or kill Mary Phagan. But  common sense tells everyone that some people can do accounting work faster than others, so that was a rather unconvincing argument.)

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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 B’rith, which became — in the immediate wake of and partly as a result of the Frank case itself — the parent organization of the organized crime-linked Jewish ADL (Anti-Defamation League). The ADL has come under fire from critics both Jewish and Gentile, but remains a powerful force in Deep State Washington. Much of today’s well-known false narrative of the Frank case (Frank as an innocent victim of Southern “anti-Semitism”) can be laid directly at the feet of the ADL. (ILLUSTRATION: prosecuting attorneys Dorsey and Hooper; Leo Frank; and defense attorneys Rosser and Arnold)

Frank was the superintendent and part owner of the National Pencil Company, a Jewish-owned sweatshop that employed over 100 locals, almost all of them underage girls. In the course of the trial, several of these girls testified to lascivious behavior of Frank toward them. He evidently exploited his position of authority to use many of these young girls for sex, and Mary Phagan’s murder is, according to the evidence, one of these trysts gone wrong.

This week’s recording is the fourth in our series, presenting Week Three of the trial itself, and you may download or play the program using the link or player below — and you may also follow along and read the text version too.

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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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Defense Digs Deep to Show Conley is Phagan Girl Slayer

January 24, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Saturday, June 7th, 1913 Getting New Evidence to Show Negro Was Located in Factory—Theory Explains Mystery of Staple Pulled From Back Door of Basement. The defense of Leo Frank against the charge of murdering Mary Phagan will be […]

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A. S. Colyar Is Again Released From Custody

January 18, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Friday, June 6th, 1913 Tennessee Requisition Papers Not Forthcoming, So Judge Orders His Release A. S. Colyar, who was arrested by a sheriff’s deputy Thursday while waiting to be called as a witness before the Fulton county grand […]

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Felder and Lanford Come Near to Blows

January 17, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Friday, June 6th, 1913 Personal Encounter in Solicitor’s Office Is Narrowly Averted by Bystanders. What threatened to be a serious personal encounter between Colonel Thomas B. Felder and Detective Chief Newport Lanford was narrowly averted Thursday morning in […]

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Probe of Grand Jury Goes Over One Week

January 17, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Friday, June 6th, 1913 Only Routine Matters Up Tuesday—Dictograph Controversy Not Considered It will be week after next before the Fulton county grand jury resumes its investigation of the vice situation in Atlanta, if any further investigation is […]

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Grand Jury Probes Detective “Leaks”

January 17, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Friday, June 6th, 1913 Court Officials Worried Over News Growing Out of the Phagan Murder Mystery. It is understood on good authority that the grand jury has been called upon to make a searching investigation in the apparent […]

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Report Negro Found Who Saw Phagan Attack

January 16, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Friday, June 6th, 1913 St. Louis, June 6.—That a negro, who is alleged to have said he witnessed the murder of Mary Phagan in Atlanta, is under arrest in Cairo, Ill., and is about to be returned to […]

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Jail Sentence for Woman Convicted in Vice Crusade

January 16, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Friday, June 6th, 1913 Mrs. N. Powell, Charged With Operating Disorderly House on Spring Street, Gets Heavy Sentence HAD ENJOINED CHIEF FROM RAIDING HOUSE Case is One of Few on Record Where a Woman Is Sentenced to Jail […]

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Grand Jury May Drop Vice Probe

January 16, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Friday, June 6th, 1913 Foreman Beck De[c]lines to Talk of Probable Action of Jury—Felder to Issue a Public Statement. “The grand jury has finished its questioning of witnesses with its adjournment, and unless members of the jury should […]

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Chief Says Law Balks His War on Vice

January 15, 2017

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Friday, June 6th, 1913 Resort in Spring Street Flourishes While Injunction Prevents Police Interference It became known Friday that Chief of Police James L. Beavers made the startling charge before the vice investigating Grand Jury that the courts […]

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Conley Sticks to His Story; Declares Detective Chief

December 27, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Friday, June 6th 1913 Report of a Confession, Different From One Given to the Detectives, Is Ridiculed by Chief Lanford DORSEY MAKES REPLY TO MRS. L. M. FRANK No More News of Phagan Case to Be Given to […]

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Dorsey Replies to the Charges of Mrs. L. Frank

December 15, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Friday, June 6th, 1913 Says the Wife of an Accused Man Would Be the Last to Learn of Her Husband’s Guilt. MRS. FRANK BITTER IN HER CRITICISM Detective Department Not at All Disturbed Over Denial of the McKnight […]

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Cook Repudiates Entire Affidavit Police Possess

December 15, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Thursday, June 5th, 1913 Utter repudiation of the affidavits which she was alleged to have sworn to incriminating conversations in the home of Leo M. Frank, indicted for the slaying of Mary Phagan, was made Thursday by Minola […]

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New Conley Confession Reported to Jury

December 14, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Thursday, June 5th, 1913 Probers Question Colyar and Febuary About Alleged Admissions by Negro. Chief Lanford, in discussing the near-fight between himself and Attorney Felder in Solicitor Dorsey’s office Thursday morning, characterized his opponent as all bluff. “Felder […]

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Colyar Arrested Again on Knoxville Warrant

November 29, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Thursday, June 5th, 1913 Deputies in Sheriff’s Office Take Him in Custody When He Appears as Witness A. S. Colyar, waiting upon the grand jury’s summons as a witness, Thursday morning at the court house, was arrested by […]

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‘I Know My Husband is Innocent,’ Asserts Wife of Leo M. Frank

November 28, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Thursday, June 5th, 1913 Following the complete denial by Minola McKnight, cook in the household of Leo M. Frank, of the statements she is alleged to have made in the sensational police affidavit given out Wednesday, Mrs. Leo […]

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Negro’s Affidavit Not Given Much Credence

November 22, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Thursday, June 5th, 1913 Even the City Detectives, It Is Said, Attach Very Little Importance to Document Very little importance, it is said, is attached by the city detectives to the sensational and incoherent affidavit of Minola McKnight, […]

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Lanford and Felder Come Near Fighting

November 21, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Thursday, June 5th, 1913 Deputies Step Between Belligerents Before a Blow Is Struck by Either A physical encounter between Chief of Detectives Newport A. Lanford and Colonel Thomas B. Felder, attorney, was averted narrowly by the interference of […]

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Mother Here to Aid Frank in Trial

November 21, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Thursday, June 5th, 1913 With the time when Leo M. Frank will go on trial for the murder of Mary Phagan rapidly approaching, perhaps no greater reinforcement to the accused pencil factory superintendent in facing his ordeal has […]

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Grand Jury Probe of Vice Conditions Finished Thursday

November 18, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Thursday, June 5th, 1913 Jury Adjourned Until Next Tuesday Without Drawing Any Bills—Inquiry Not Likely to Be Resumed, It Is Said LANFORD TELLS JURY OF COL. FELDER’S ENMITY Declares It Dates Back to Case He Made Against Charlie […]

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Jury Will Probe Dictagraph Row

November 17, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Thursday, June 5th, 1913 A. L. [sic] Colyar, Jr., George M. Gentry and G. C. Febuary Summoned at Request of Chief Lanford An investigation of the separate phases of the row resulting from the dictagraph traps laid by […]

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Challenges Felder to Prove His Charge

November 2, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Thursday, June 5th, 1913 Attorney Reiterates Graft Accusations Following Lanford’s Defiance—Offers More Proof. Newport A. Lanford, Chief of Detectives, issued a statement Thursday morning defying Colonel Thomas B. Felder, or anyone, to substantiate the charge of graft made […]

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“My Husband is Innocent,” Declares Mrs. Leo M. Frank In First Public Statement

November 2, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Thursday, June 5th, 1913 Wife of Accused Pen[c]il Factory Superintendent Arraigns Solicitor General Dorsey for What She Terms the Torturing of Witnesses Into Making Desired Affidavits—Says Treatment of Her Negro Cook by Solicitor and Detectives Taxed Patience DECLARES […]

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Frank Wanted Gun to Take His Life, Says Negro Cook

October 29, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Thursday, June 5th, 1913 Sensational Affidavit Made for the Police by Minola McKnight, Servant in Leo Frank’s Home. Fully as startling as the recent confession of James Conley, an affidavit purporting to have been sworn to by Minola […]

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Cook Is Released on Signing Paper

October 29, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Wednesday, June 4th, 1913 Minola McKnight, the negro cook at the home of Leo M. Frank, was released from custody by the police late Tuesday afternoon, after she had signed the sensational affidavit now in the possession of […]

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Frank’s Cook Was Counted Upon as Defense Witness

October 29, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, June 4th, 1913 While police activities have been turned to this line of investigation, the negro sweeper, Jim Conley, has been given a rest. Chief of Detectives Lanford stated that the negro would be quizzed no more. […]

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L. M. Frank’s Trial Will Occur Week of June 30

October 26, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Wednesday, June 4th, 1913 Although no definite decision has been arrived at by Solicitor General Hugh M. Dorsey, the indications are that Leo M. Frank, the pencil factory superintendent, who is under indictment for the murder of Mary […]

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Fain Named in Vice Quiz as Resort Visitor

October 26, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, June 4th, 1913 Police Commissioner Accused Before Grand Jury of Brawl in Disorderly House. As a climax of revelations made before the Grand Jury in its probe of vice conditions in Atlanta, Police Commissioner William F. Fain […]

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Felder Exonerates Beavers, But Says Lanford is Corrupt

October 25, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Wednesday, June 4th, 1913 Witnesses Summoned in Dictograph Controversy, Although Foreman Says Vice Probe Is Not Complete BEAVERS AND FELDER ASK INVESTIGATION Felder’s Charges Against Lanford to Be Heard With Dictograph Case—Felder Says the Records Are Forged Four […]

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Servant of Frank is Liberated After Long Examination

October 24, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Wednesday, June 4th, 1913 Despite Gruelling Third Degree, Woman Maintains Denial of Having Told Conflicting Stories. FACED BY HUSBAND, SHE CONTRADICTS HIM Her Release Came After Her Attorney Had Threatened to Take Out Habeas Corpus Proceedings. Minola McKnight, […]

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Cook’s Sensational Affidavit

October 24, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, June 4th, 1913 Says She Heard Frank’s Wife Tell Mother Frank Had Threatened Suicide Incoherent Statement by Employee of Frank Household That Must Not Be Taken as Legal Evidence Until Heard and Corroborated in Court. Another sensational […]

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Sensational Affidavit Made by Minola M’Knight, Negro Cook at Home of L. M. Frank

October 24, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Wednesday, June 4th, 1913 In This Affidavit Minola Tells of Conversation That Occurred Between Mrs. Frank and Mrs. Selig, In Which Mrs. Frank Is Alleged to Have Said Frank Was Drinking on Night of Tragedy, and That He […]

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Vice List Wanted by Chief Beavers; Promises Probe

October 23, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Wednesday, June 4th, 1913 Head of Police Department Invites Carl Hutcheson to Furnish Him With List of Houses. MORE WITNESSES WILL GIVE TESTIMONY TODAY Grand Jury Determined to Go to Bottom of Vice Allegations, But Will Not Touch […]

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Bitter Fight Certain in Trial of Frank

October 21, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, June 3rd, 1913 Defense Prepares to Show Glaring Discrepancies in Affidavit of James Conley. [Minola McKnight, the negro cook at Frank’s home, made a written statement Tuesday afternoon to the police following a cross-examination lasting more than […]

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Attorney Retained for Negro Servant at Frank’s Home

October 21, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Tuesday, June 3rd, 1913 George Gordon Represents Minola McKnight as Attorney and May Seek Habeas Corpus During Afternoon NEGRESS DECLARES HER HUSBAND HAS LIED She Swears Leo M. Frank Was at Home at Time He Testified Before the […]

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Leo Frank’s Cook Put Under Arrest

October 20, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Tuesday, June 3rd, 1913 Reported That She Is Being Held as Witness—Defense of Prisoner in the Tower Outlined. Another arrest was made yesterday in the Phagan mystery. Minola McKnight, cook and servant in the Leo Frank household, was […]

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Felder Says He Will Lay Bare ‘Startling Police Graft Plans’

October 20, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, June 3rd, 1913 Attorney Ready to Go Before Grand Jury, but Has Not Been Called; Hutcheson Summoned in the Airing of the Dictograph Controversy. [Investigation of Reports That Disorderly Houses Again Are in Operation Begun—Foreman’s Move Surprise. […]

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Grand Jury Told of Vice Conditions

October 19, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Tuesday, June 3rd, 1913 Carl Hutcheson Names 30 Places In His Testimony He Declares He Obtained Information First-Hand by Visiting Places Mentioned and Registering LENGTHY LIST GIVEN JURY BY COL. FELDER He Declined to Make Public His Information—Grand […]

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Grand Jury Calls for Thos. Felder and Police Heads

October 13, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Tuesday, June 3rd, 1913 Subpoenas Served Monday Night on the Principals in Dictagraph Case and in Charges of Corruption. GRAND JURY TO HOLD INVESTIGATION TODAY Mayor Woodward, Col. Felder, Chief Beavers, Chief Lanford, Carl Hutcheson and Jno. Black […]

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Negro Cook at Home Where Frank Lived Held by the Police

October 13, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Monday, June 2nd, 1913 Woman Questioned by Dorsey, Becomes Hysterical; Solicitor Refuses to Tell Whether She Gave Important Information; Alibi for Defense. Minola Mcknight, the negro cook in the household of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Selig, 68 Georgia […]

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Grand Jury Ready to Investigate Charges

October 13, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Monday, June 2nd, 1913 Foreman Beck States Position, Probe Awaits Request From Chief Beavers The Fulton county grand jury will investigate the Felder-Beavers controversy if any of the interested parties ask an investigation, according to Foreman L. H. […]

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Beavers to Talk Over the Felder Row With Dorsey

October 13, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Monday, June 2nd, 1913 Dictograph conversations and alleged bribery charges will be discussed by Chief of Police Beavers and Solicitor General Hugh Dorsey at a conference to be held to-day. Chief Beavers is ready to have every one […]

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Negro Girl is Arrested in Phagan Murder Case

October 12, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Monday, June 2nd, 1913 “I Am Going to Hang and I Don’t Know a Thing About It,” Shouts Viola [sic] McKnight When Questioned by Solicitor Viola McKnight, who lives in the rear of 351 Pulliam street, a negro […]

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5 to Testify Frank Was at Home at Hour Negro Says He Aided

October 12, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Monday, June 2nd, 1913 Defense to Cite Discrepancies in Time to Disprove Conley’s Affidavit—Sheriff Denies Friends of Superintendent Approached Sweeper in Cell. After a two-hour grilling by Solicitor Hugh M. Dorsey Minola McKnight, a negro woman about 21 […]

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Frank Asked Room to Conceal Body Believes Lanford

October 12, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Monday, June 2nd, 1913 Detective Chief Forms New Theory as to Reason Why Prisoner Is Said to Have Phoned Mrs. Formby. HER DISAPPEARANCE PUZZLING TO OFFICERS Lanford Says He Will Find Her in Time for Trial, But Does […]

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Frank’s Defense is Outlined

October 5, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Monday, June 2nd, 1913 Mary Phagan Met Death on First Floor, Is Claim Defense Will Endeavor to Show That Conley Struck Her in Head and Threw Her Down Elevator Shaft ELEVATOR WAS NOT MOVED APRIL 26, IT IS […]

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Confession of Conley Makes No Changes in State’s Case

October 4, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Sunday, June 1st, 1913 Negro Will Be Used as Material Evidence Against Frank, Says Solicitor Dorsey LEE LIKELY TO BE FREED Sweeper Sticks to Story Accusing Head of Pencil Factory of Phagan Slaying. The startling confessions by Jim […]

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Today is Mary Phagan’s Birthday; Mother Tells of Party She Planned

October 4, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Sunday, June 1st, 1913 Parents Intended to Give Child Happy Surprise—Now They Will Strew Flowers on Her Grave in Marietta Churchyard. By MIGNON HALL. This will be the saddest Sunday with Mary Phagan’s family since that fatal Sunday […]

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Conley’s Story Cinches Case Against Frank, Says Lanford

October 4, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Sunday, June 1st, 1913 ‘He Has Told the Whole Truth—There’s Not a Lawyer Who Can Shake Him,’ Asserts Chief. Jim Conley has told the whole truth—there’s not a shadow of a doubt about it. We feel perfectly satisfied […]

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Grand Jury Meeting Remains a Mystery

October 3, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Sunday, June 1st, 1913 Foreman Will Not Say Whether Beavers-Felder Controversy Will Be Considered There is still much speculation over the probable action of the Fulton county grand jury on the Felder-Beavers –Lanford controversy, and it is not […]

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Dorsey’s Grill Fails to Make Conley Admit Hand in Killing

October 3, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Sunday, June, 1st, 1913 Does Not Deviate In Least From Detailed Story Despite Traps to Snare Him FRANK APPEARS PLEASED Prisoner Tells His Friends That Sweeper’s Affidavit Is Good News to Him A gruelling cross-examination of Jim Conley, […]

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Conley’s Statement Analyzed From Two Different Angles

September 28, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Sunday, June 1st, 1913 The Weak Points in the Negro’s Story Are Shown in One Analysis and the Points That Would Seem to Add to Its Reasonableness Are Weighed in the Other. Below are given analyses of the […]

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Conley is Unwittingly Friend of Frank, Says Old Police Reporter

September 27, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Sunday, June 1st, 1913 By AN OLD POLICE REPORTER. Developments came thick and fast during the past week, and one is able to approach consideration of the Phagan case to-day with more assurance and ease of mind than […]

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Conley is Removed from Fulton Tower at His Own Request

September 27, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Sunday, June 1st, 1913 Friends of Leo Frank Have Tried to Intimidate Him, Negro Sweeper Tells Detective Chief as Reason for His Transfer to the Police Station. LANFORD RAPS SHERIFF DECLARING HE IS NOT ASSISTING THE POLICE “He […]

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100 Reasons Leo Frank Is Guilty

September 21, 2016

Proving That Anti-Semitism Had Nothing to Do With His Conviction — and Proving That His Defenders Have Used Frauds and Hoaxes for 100 Years by Bradford L. Huie originally published at The American Mercury MARY PHAGAN was just thirteen years old. She was a sweatshop laborer for Atlanta, Georgia’s National Pencil Company. A little over […]

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Lanford Tells Why Conley Was Placed in Police Station

September 20, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Sunday, June 1st, 1913 Chief of Detectives Gives Out Statement Relative to Transfer of Prisoner From the Tower to Headquarters FURTHER QUESTIONING IS PLANNED BY DETECTIVES No Arrangement Yet Made for Negro to Confront Frank—Report of Finding Girl’s […]

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Special Session of Grand Jury Called

September 20, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Saturday, May 31st, 1913 Will Reconvene Next Tuesday for Routine Business Only, Declares Foreman Beck. Lewis H. Beck, foreman of the Fulton County Grand Jury, which has been called to meet in special session at 10 o’clock next […]

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The 1955 Slaton Memorandum

September 19, 2016

Very near the end of his life in 1955, former Georgia governor John Marshall Slaton (pictured) wrote this mistake-ridden memorandum justifying his decision to commute the sentence of Leo Frank from execution by hanging to life in prison, a decision which effectively ended his political career. It was found, unpublished, among his papers after his […]

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Conley Star Actor in Dramatic Third Degree

September 16, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Saturday, May 31st, 1913 In all the grim annals of Atlanta’s criminal history an illiterate negro, Jim Conley, stands out to-day the principal figure in one of the most remarkable and dramatically impressive “third degrees” ever administered by […]

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Conley Tells Graphic Story of Disposal of the Dead Body

September 16, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Saturday, May 31st, 1913 Following is the complete signed confession of James Conley, the negro sweeper employed at the National Pencil factory, which was made to Chief of Detectives Lanford, Chief of Police Beavers, Harry Scott, of the […]

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Grand Jury Called to Meet Tuesday in Special Session

September 16, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Saturday, May 31st, 1913 Meeting Called by Foreman Lewis H. Beck, but He Declined to Say What the Jury Will Investigate WILL FELDER’S CHARGES BE SIFTED BY JURY? Chief Beavers Silent—Colonel Felder Not Informed About Meeting, but Says […]

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Plan to Confront Conley and Frank for New Admission

September 16, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Saturday, May 31st, 1913 Police Hope Meeting Will Prove Whether Negro Will Stick to Latest Story Under Eyes of the Man He Accuses—Ready to Pay Penalty. [Important Developments Looked For, but Nothing Sensational Made Public—Insists He Has Told […]

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Mary Phagan’s Murder Was Work of a Negro Declares Leo M. Frank

September 15, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Saturday, May 31st, 1913 “No Man With Common Sense Would Even Suspect That I Did It,” Prisoner in Fulton Tower Tells Attache. “It’s a Negro’s Crime Through and Through.” Asserts His Innocence to Turnkeys and to Fellow Prisoners. […]

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Silence of Conley Put to End by Georgian

September 15, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Saturday, May 31st, 1913 That The Georgian played a conspicuous part in obtaining the latest and most important confession from Jim Conley, the negro sweeper, in which he admitted his complicity in the crime, was the declaration of […]

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Conley’s Confession is Given in Full

September 15, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Friday, May 30th, 1913 “On Saturday, April 26, 1913, when I came back to the pencil factory with Mr. Frank I waited for him downstairs like he told me, and when he whistled for me I went upstairs […]

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But One Thing is Proved in Mary Phagan Mystery

September 14, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Friday, May 30th, 1913 Amid the warp of falsehood and the woof of conjecture, one thing stands out like a scarlet thread in the Mary Phagan murder mystery—for mystery it still is and still will be until a […]

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Negro Conley Now Says He Helped to Carry Away Body

September 14, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Friday, May 30th, 1913 Chief of Detectives Lanford admitted Friday morning that Jim Conley, under the rack of the third degree, had made the astounding confession that he had assisted Leo M. Frank in disposing of the body […]

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Conley, Taken to Factory, Shows Where Girl Was Found—How They Put Body in Basement

September 14, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Friday, May 30th, 1913 Gruesome Part Played By Him Illustrated In Presence of Detectives, Factory Officials and Newspaper Men, the Negro Goes Over Every Point of His Statement From the Time Frank is Alleged to Have Directed Him […]

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Former Pencil Worker Outlines His Theory

September 14, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Thursday, May 29th, 1913 Gustave Haas, of 165 Pulliam street, who at one time worked at the National Pencil factory, and is familiar with the arrangement of the building, has furnished The Journal with his theory of the […]

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Detectives Seek Corroboration of Conley’s Story

September 13, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Thursday, May 29th, 1913 They Declare That They Are Anxious to Get at the Truth of the Murder Case, Regardless of Who Is Guilty Little if any credence is placed by the city detectives in the theory of […]

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Conley Says He Helped Frank Carry Body of Mary Phagan to Pencil Factory Cellar

September 13, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Friday, May 30th, 1913 Helped Frank Dispose of Mary Phagan’s Body Conley Now Confesses Negro Sweeper Who Swore to Detectives That He Wrote Murder Notes Found Near Dead Girl’s Body Now Admits His Complicity in Case, According to […]

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Ready to Indict Conley as an Accomplice

September 13, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Thursday, May 29th, 1913 Dorsey Ready to Act if Negro Sticks to Latest Story Accusing Frank. Solicitor General Hugh M. Dorsey announced that if Conley persisted in his story he would take steps to have him indicted as […]

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Negro Conley’s Affidavit Lays Bare Slaying

September 12, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Thursday, May 29th, 1913 Swears Frank Told Him Girl Had Hit Her Head Against Something. The Georgian in it second Extra published exclusively the first REAL confession of James Conley, the negro sweeper at the National Pencil Factory, […]

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Conley Re-enacts in Plant Part He Says He Took in Slaying

September 12, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Thursday, May 29th, 1913 With Detectives Looking On, Negro Shows How He Carried Girl’s Body to Basement at Direction, as He Swear, of His Employer, Leo Frank. As a sensational climax to the confession of his part of […]

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Felder Bribery Charge Expected

September 12, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Thursday, May 29th, 1913 Believed Beavers Will Try to Have Grand Jury Consider Accusations Against Attorney. That bribery charges against Colonel Thomas B. Felder and others will be placed before the Fulton County Grand Jury by police officials, […]

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Chief Asks Hutcheson for “Protected List”

September 12, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Thursday, May 29th, 1913 Lawyer Not Ready Yet, Is Answer—Beavers Says He Is Disappointed Chief of Police James L. Beavers called Attorney Carl Hutcheson over the telephone Thursday morning and asked if the list of “protected disorderly houses,” […]

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Burns Joins in Hunt for Phagan Slayer

September 5, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Thursday, May 29th, 1913 All Evidence Gathered by His Operatives Sent to the Noted Detective. James Conley, the negro sweeper at the National Pencil Factory who has turned suspicion on himself with a maze of contradictory statements, was […]

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Governor Slaton’s Leo Frank Commutation Order: Full Text

September 3, 2016

The following is the full text of outgoing Governor John Slaton’s decision to commute Leo Frank’s sentence from death to life in prison. Slaton was widely regarded as corrupt for having made this decision under significant Jewish pressure in the last few days of his administration, and because he was a partner in the law […]

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Negro Sweeper Tells the Story of Murder Notes

September 2, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Thursday, May 29th, 1913 James Conley Makes New Affidavit, Swearing That He Wrote at the Dictation of Leo M. Frank. EVIDENCE CHAIN NOW COMPLETE, SAY POLICE Conley Declares Frank Gave Him $2.50 for Writing the Notes—He Writes “Night […]

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A. S. Colyar Released From Bond on Thursday

September 1, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Thursday, May 29th, 1913 Tennessee Authorities Failed to Forward Requisition Papers on Date Agreed A. S. Colyar, the Tennessean, who figured conspicuously in the recent dictograph sensation involving bribery charges and countercharges of graft between Colonel Thomas B. […]

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Chief Beavers to Renew His Vice War

September 1, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, May 28th, 1913 Declares That He Will “Clean Out” Disorderly Places When Hutcheson Furnishes List. Renewed crusades to clean out vice in Atlanta have been precipitated by the publication Tuesday of an open letter to Chief of […]

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Woman Writes in Defense of Leo M. Frank

September 1, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, May 28th, 1913 Mrs. Rebecca Brannon Declares Her Belief in Innocence of Factory Superintendent. Mrs. Rebecca C. Brannon, 356 Forest Avenue, a well known Atlanta woman, has written a letter to The Georgian in defense of Leo […]

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Conley Was in Factory on Day of Slaying

August 31, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, May 28th, 1913 Police Secure Admission From Negro Sweeper During Examination for Phagan Clews. Admission that he was in the National Pencil factory on the day of the murder of Mary Phagan was gained from James Conley, […]

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Carl Hutcheson Again Attacks Chief Beavers

August 31, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Wednesday, May 28th, 1913 Calls Rim [sic] “a Contemptible Liar” and a “Pig Head.” Chief Asks for That List Attorney Carl Hutcheson renewed his attack on Police Chief Beavers Wednesday when he gave out an open letter referring […]

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Conley Says Frank Took Him to Plant on Day of Slaying

August 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, May 28th, 1913 Negro Sweeper in New Affidavit Denies His Former Testimony and Makes Startling Assertions; Now Declares He Wrote Notes Saturday. James Conley, negro sweeper, in an affidavit made Wednesday, said that he was lying when […]

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Conley Tells in Detail of Writing Notes on Saturday at Dictation of Mr. Frank

August 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Wednesday, May 28th, 1913 Negro Declares He Met Mr. Frank on the Street and Accompanied Him Back to the Factory, Where He Was Told to Wait and Watch—He Was Concealed in Wardrobe In Office When Voices Were Heard […]

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Conley Reported to Admit Writing Notes Saturday

August 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Wednesday, May 28th, 1913 Negro Sweeper, It Is Stated, Acknowledges That He Erred in Former Statement to the Detectives. POLICE NOW SATISFIED WITH NEGRO’S EVIDENCE Conley Is Taken to Frank’s Cell, But Prisoner Refused to See Him Except […]

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State Faces Big Task in Trial of Frank as Slayer

August 29, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, May 27th, 1913 What will be the defense of Leo M. Frank when he is called upon next month to answer to the charge of strangling little Mary Phagan? With the confident announcement of the police Monday […]

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Burns Man Quits Case; Declares He Is Opposed

August 29, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, May 27th, 1913 C. W. Tobie, chief criminal investigator for the Burns Detective Agency, formally withdrew from the Phagan investigation Tuesday morning. The calling off of the Burns forces was announced by Dan P. Lehon, superintendent of […]

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Felder Aide Offers Vice List to Chief

August 29, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, May 27th, 1913 Attorney Carl Hutcheson Accuse Beavers of Permitting Unlawful Houses to Operate. GAMBLER’S PLOT, SAYS LANFORD IN HOT REPLY Detective Head Declares “Ring” Is Trying to Fix Charge of Bribery Against Him. Ignoring the fresh […]

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Chief James L. Beavers’ Reply to Mayor Woodward

August 28, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Tuesday, May 27th, 1913 “If Beavers and Lanford permitted Febuary, ‘a trusted man,’ to go out and circulate lies about corruption in the police department in an effort to trap someone, they have debauched their officers, and the […]

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Felder Barely Missed Being Trapped by His Own Dictograph

August 27, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Tuesday, May 27th, 1913 Last week, when the detectives were laying their plans to trap Colonel Thomas B. Felder with a dictograph, they came very near trapping the colonel with his own instrument. The amusing incident, which has […]

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Suspicion Turned to Conley; Accused by Factory Foreman

August 27, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, May 27th, 1913 Negro, Whose Story That He Wrote Notes at Frank’s Dictation Is Generally Disbelieved, Was Often Drunk. Mrs. White Can Not Identify Him. Suspicion in the Phagan case was Tuesday morning turned full-flare upon James […]

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Burns Agency Quits the Phagan Case; Tobie Leaves Today

August 27, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Tuesday, May 27th, 1913 Dan P. Lehon Holds Conference With Solicitor General Hugh Dorsey and Other Officials and Then Makes Announcement of Severance of Connection With Case. FELDER TO CONTINUE PROBE, HE DECLARES; NO STATEMENT SOON “One of […]

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The Leo Frank Trial: Closing Arguments, Solicitor Dorsey

August 26, 2016

Originally published by the American Mercury on the 100th anniversary of the Leo Frank trial. by Bradford L. Huie THE AMERICAN MERCURY now presents the final closing arguments by Solicitor Hugh Dorsey (pictured) in the trial of Leo Frank for the murder of Mary Phagan — a powerful summary of the case and a persuasive argument that […]

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Col. Felder Ridicules Idea of Grand Jury Investigation of City Detectives’ Charges

August 26, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Tuesday, May 27th, 1913 Declares Chief Beavers Is Only Bluffing, and That if All the Allegations Made by the Police Were True, It Wouldn’t Be a Case for the Grand Jury, as He Has Violated No Law in […]

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Mason Blocks Attempt to Oust Chief

August 25, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Monday, May 26th, 1913 Police Board Minority as Anxious to Overthrow Chairman as Beavers and Lanford. Well informed politicians declared Monday that any efforts to remove Chief of Police Beavers and Chief of Detectives Newport Lanford were doomed […]

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Pinkerton Man Says Frank is Guilty

August 25, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Monday, May 26th, 1913 Pencil Factory Owners Told Him Not to Shield Superintendent, Scott Declares. Harry Scott, assistant superintendent of the Pinkertons, announced Monday his belief that Leo M. Frank was responsible for the slaying of 14-year-old Mary […]

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Accuses Tobie of Kidnaping Attempt

August 25, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Monday, May 26th, 1913 Topeka, Kans., Chief Wires Beavers That Burns Detective Was Not Convicted. That the local police authorities are tracing the past record of C. W. Tobie, the Burns operative investigating the Phagan case, came definitely […]

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Mayor Gives Out Sizzling Reply to Chief Beavers

August 25, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Monday, May 26th, 1913 Mayor James G. Woodward Monday gave out a sizzling interview in reply to Police Chief Beavers’ accusations, which he concluded with this statement: “If Beavers and Lanford authorized February [sic]. ‘a trusted man,’ to […]

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The Leo Frank Trial: Closing Arguments of Hooper, Arnold, and Rosser

August 24, 2016

Originally published by the American Mercury on the 100th anniversary of the Leo Frank trial. The American Mercury continues its centenary coverage of the trial of Leo Frank for the slaying of Mary Phagan with the closing arguments presented by the prosecution and defense. by Bradford L. Huie IT’S A LONG READ — but an essential one […]

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