Chief Lanford Replies to Col. T. B. Felder

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

Atlanta Journal

Saturday, May 24th, 1913

“Where Is Col. Felder’s Fee in Phagan Case Coming From?” He Asks

Chief of Detectives Newport Lanford told The Journal Saturday afternoon that he doesn’t want to make any formal statement at this time regarding the charges of Colonel Thomas B. Felder. The charges were absurd, as any one familiar with the workings of the detective department would know, he said. The “personal attacks” were entirely unwarranted, he said.

“I want Felder to answer this question,” the chief said. “Why was he working without fees? Ask him where were his fees coming coming from.”

Chief of Police Beavers said he did not care to discuss the matter at this time.

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Atlanta Journal, May 24th 1913, “Chief Lanford Replies to Col. T. B. Felder,” Leo Frank case newspaper article series (Original PDF)