Bartender Confirms Gantt’s Statement

by Archivist on April 29, 2016

Bartender Confirms Gantt's StatementAnother in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case.

Atlanta Georgian

Tuesday, April 29th, 1913

Says Phagan Suspect Left Pair of Shoes In His Place Saturday Evening.

Charles W. McGee, of Colonial Hills, a bartender in the saloon of J. P. Hunter at 35 South Forsyth Street, almost directly across from the National Pencil Company plant, corroborated to-day the story told by J. M. Gantt about leaving a pair of shoes in the saloon from Saturday night until Monday morning.

“The man I judge to be Gantt from the description came into the saloon, but stayed only a short time,” said McGee. “I noticed nothing suspicious about Gantt or the man who was with him.”

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Atlanta Georgian, April 29th 1913, “Bartender Confirms Gantt’s Statement,” Leo Frank case newspaper article series (Original PDF)

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