Frank Feeling Fine But Will Not Discuss His Case

Frank Feeling Fine

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

Atlanta Georgian

Friday, May 23rd, 1913

Leo Frank was seen this morning by a reporter for the first time since he was put in jail. He absolutely refused to talk on the Mary Phagan murder mystery, saying he had been advised not to say a word.

“What do you know about the affidavit, charging that on the night of the murder of Mary Phagan you called Mrs. Nina Famby [sic] on the telephone and tried to engage a room for yourself and a young girl?”

“I will not talk,” said Frank. “I have been cautioned not to say one word.”

“Do you deny or admit it?”

“I refuse to answer,” replied Frank.

Frank is confined on the second floor of the county jail on the west side of the building. His cell is roomy, and as the reporter was admitted by the guard Frank arose from a chair in which he was sitting puffing on a cigar.

“How are you feeling?” Frank was asked.

“I am feeling fine,” said the accused man as he puffed violently on his cigar. “But I don’t want to talk to you,” and he called the turnkey.

The turnkey came and Frank said to him, “Please don’t let anyone in here to see me again who is not my friend.”

“All right,” said the turnkey.

“I won’t say a word and you might as well go,” said Frank, and the interview was ended.

Several other visitors saw Frank to-day.

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Atlanta Georgian, May 23rd 1913, “Frank Feeling Fine, But Will Not Discuss His Case,” Leo Frank case newspaper article series (Original PDF)