Former Story True, Says Negro Sweeper

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

The Atlanta Constitution

Sunday, July 13, 1913

Jim Conley Declares Positively That He Has Made No New Admissions.

Jim Conley, the negro sweeper, who was reached for a moment by newspaper reporters last night, reiterated his former story and declared positively that he had made no new statement of admission.

The police have taken special pains to keep Jim secluded from reporters. Early Saturday night they managed to find him in a cell in “Drunkard’s Row.” He answered a few questions put to him, and seemed very willing to talk.

An early arrival of the turnkey, however, prevented the newspaper men from further questions.

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The Atlanta Constitution, July 13th 1913, “Former Story True, Says Negro Sweeper,” Leo Frank case newspaper article series (Original PDF)