Defense Witness Admit Barrett is Sensible Fellow

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

Atlanta Constitution
August 15th, 1913

Henry Smith, a mechanic in the pencil factory, who admitted on cross-examination that he had received a raise in salary in the past two weeks, went upon the stand to tell of Barrett’s attitude in the case.

“What department do you work in?”
“The metal department.”

“Do you know of a man named Barrett who used to work there?”

“Ever hear of him getting a reward if Frank was convicted?”
“I’ve heard him talk of it.”

“Did he ever go through the motions of counting money?”
“Yes, he used to go by me and laugh and make motions like counting bills.”

Cross-examination by Hooper.

“This man Barrett was a sensible fellow, wasn’t he?”
Arnold objected, but was overruled.


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Atlanta Constitution, August 15th 1913, “Defense Witness Admit Barrett is Sensible Fellow,” Leo Frank case newspaper article series (Original PDF)