Former Pencil Worker Outlines His Theory

September 14, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Thursday, May 29th, 1913 Gustave Haas, of 165 Pulliam street, who at one time worked at the National Pencil factory, and is familiar with the arrangement of the building, has furnished The Journal with his theory of the […]

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Detectives Seek Corroboration of Conley’s Story

September 13, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Thursday, May 29th, 1913 They Declare That They Are Anxious to Get at the Truth of the Murder Case, Regardless of Who Is Guilty Little if any credence is placed by the city detectives in the theory of […]

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Conley Says He Helped Frank Carry Body of Mary Phagan to Pencil Factory Cellar

September 13, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Friday, May 30th, 1913 Helped Frank Dispose of Mary Phagan’s Body Conley Now Confesses Negro Sweeper Who Swore to Detectives That He Wrote Murder Notes Found Near Dead Girl’s Body Now Admits His Complicity in Case, According to […]

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Ready to Indict Conley as an Accomplice

September 13, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Thursday, May 29th, 1913 Dorsey Ready to Act if Negro Sticks to Latest Story Accusing Frank. Solicitor General Hugh M. Dorsey announced that if Conley persisted in his story he would take steps to have him indicted as […]

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Negro Conley’s Affidavit Lays Bare Slaying

September 12, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Thursday, May 29th, 1913 Swears Frank Told Him Girl Had Hit Her Head Against Something. The Georgian in it second Extra published exclusively the first REAL confession of James Conley, the negro sweeper at the National Pencil Factory, […]

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Conley Re-enacts in Plant Part He Says He Took in Slaying

September 12, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Thursday, May 29th, 1913 With Detectives Looking On, Negro Shows How He Carried Girl’s Body to Basement at Direction, as He Swear, of His Employer, Leo Frank. As a sensational climax to the confession of his part of […]

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Felder Bribery Charge Expected

September 12, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Thursday, May 29th, 1913 Believed Beavers Will Try to Have Grand Jury Consider Accusations Against Attorney. That bribery charges against Colonel Thomas B. Felder and others will be placed before the Fulton County Grand Jury by police officials, […]

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Chief Asks Hutcheson for “Protected List”

September 12, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Thursday, May 29th, 1913 Lawyer Not Ready Yet, Is Answer—Beavers Says He Is Disappointed Chief of Police James L. Beavers called Attorney Carl Hutcheson over the telephone Thursday morning and asked if the list of “protected disorderly houses,” […]

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Burns Joins in Hunt for Phagan Slayer

September 5, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Thursday, May 29th, 1913 All Evidence Gathered by His Operatives Sent to the Noted Detective. James Conley, the negro sweeper at the National Pencil Factory who has turned suspicion on himself with a maze of contradictory statements, was […]

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Governor Slaton’s Leo Frank Commutation Order: Full Text

September 3, 2016

The following is the full text of outgoing Governor John Slaton’s decision to commute Leo Frank’s sentence from death to life in prison. Slaton was widely regarded as corrupt for having made this decision under significant Jewish pressure in the last few days of his administration, and because he was a partner in the law […]

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Negro Sweeper Tells the Story of Murder Notes

September 2, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Thursday, May 29th, 1913 James Conley Makes New Affidavit, Swearing That He Wrote at the Dictation of Leo M. Frank. EVIDENCE CHAIN NOW COMPLETE, SAY POLICE Conley Declares Frank Gave Him $2.50 for Writing the Notes—He Writes “Night […]

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A. S. Colyar Released From Bond on Thursday

September 1, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Thursday, May 29th, 1913 Tennessee Authorities Failed to Forward Requisition Papers on Date Agreed A. S. Colyar, the Tennessean, who figured conspicuously in the recent dictograph sensation involving bribery charges and countercharges of graft between Colonel Thomas B. […]

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Chief Beavers to Renew His Vice War

September 1, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, May 28th, 1913 Declares That He Will “Clean Out” Disorderly Places When Hutcheson Furnishes List. Renewed crusades to clean out vice in Atlanta have been precipitated by the publication Tuesday of an open letter to Chief of […]

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Woman Writes in Defense of Leo M. Frank

September 1, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, May 28th, 1913 Mrs. Rebecca Brannon Declares Her Belief in Innocence of Factory Superintendent. Mrs. Rebecca C. Brannon, 356 Forest Avenue, a well known Atlanta woman, has written a letter to The Georgian in defense of Leo […]

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Conley Was in Factory on Day of Slaying

August 31, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, May 28th, 1913 Police Secure Admission From Negro Sweeper During Examination for Phagan Clews. Admission that he was in the National Pencil factory on the day of the murder of Mary Phagan was gained from James Conley, […]

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Carl Hutcheson Again Attacks Chief Beavers

August 31, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Wednesday, May 28th, 1913 Calls Rim [sic] “a Contemptible Liar” and a “Pig Head.” Chief Asks for That List Attorney Carl Hutcheson renewed his attack on Police Chief Beavers Wednesday when he gave out an open letter referring […]

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Conley Says Frank Took Him to Plant on Day of Slaying

August 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, May 28th, 1913 Negro Sweeper in New Affidavit Denies His Former Testimony and Makes Startling Assertions; Now Declares He Wrote Notes Saturday. James Conley, negro sweeper, in an affidavit made Wednesday, said that he was lying when […]

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Conley Tells in Detail of Writing Notes on Saturday at Dictation of Mr. Frank

August 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Wednesday, May 28th, 1913 Negro Declares He Met Mr. Frank on the Street and Accompanied Him Back to the Factory, Where He Was Told to Wait and Watch—He Was Concealed in Wardrobe In Office When Voices Were Heard […]

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Conley Reported to Admit Writing Notes Saturday

August 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Wednesday, May 28th, 1913 Negro Sweeper, It Is Stated, Acknowledges That He Erred in Former Statement to the Detectives. POLICE NOW SATISFIED WITH NEGRO’S EVIDENCE Conley Is Taken to Frank’s Cell, But Prisoner Refused to See Him Except […]

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State Faces Big Task in Trial of Frank as Slayer

August 29, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, May 27th, 1913 What will be the defense of Leo M. Frank when he is called upon next month to answer to the charge of strangling little Mary Phagan? With the confident announcement of the police Monday […]

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Burns Man Quits Case; Declares He Is Opposed

August 29, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, May 27th, 1913 C. W. Tobie, chief criminal investigator for the Burns Detective Agency, formally withdrew from the Phagan investigation Tuesday morning. The calling off of the Burns forces was announced by Dan P. Lehon, superintendent of […]

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Felder Aide Offers Vice List to Chief

August 29, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, May 27th, 1913 Attorney Carl Hutcheson Accuse Beavers of Permitting Unlawful Houses to Operate. GAMBLER’S PLOT, SAYS LANFORD IN HOT REPLY Detective Head Declares “Ring” Is Trying to Fix Charge of Bribery Against Him. Ignoring the fresh […]

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Chief James L. Beavers’ Reply to Mayor Woodward

August 28, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Tuesday, May 27th, 1913 “If Beavers and Lanford permitted Febuary, ‘a trusted man,’ to go out and circulate lies about corruption in the police department in an effort to trap someone, they have debauched their officers, and the […]

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Felder Barely Missed Being Trapped by His Own Dictograph

August 27, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Tuesday, May 27th, 1913 Last week, when the detectives were laying their plans to trap Colonel Thomas B. Felder with a dictograph, they came very near trapping the colonel with his own instrument. The amusing incident, which has […]

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Suspicion Turned to Conley; Accused by Factory Foreman

August 27, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, May 27th, 1913 Negro, Whose Story That He Wrote Notes at Frank’s Dictation Is Generally Disbelieved, Was Often Drunk. Mrs. White Can Not Identify Him. Suspicion in the Phagan case was Tuesday morning turned full-flare upon James […]

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Burns Agency Quits the Phagan Case; Tobie Leaves Today

August 27, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Tuesday, May 27th, 1913 Dan P. Lehon Holds Conference With Solicitor General Hugh Dorsey and Other Officials and Then Makes Announcement of Severance of Connection With Case. FELDER TO CONTINUE PROBE, HE DECLARES; NO STATEMENT SOON “One of […]

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The Leo Frank Trial: Closing Arguments, Solicitor Dorsey

August 26, 2016

Originally published by the American Mercury on the 100th anniversary of the Leo Frank trial. by Bradford L. Huie THE AMERICAN MERCURY now presents the final closing arguments by Solicitor Hugh Dorsey (pictured) in the trial of Leo Frank for the murder of Mary Phagan — a powerful summary of the case and a persuasive argument that […]

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Col. Felder Ridicules Idea of Grand Jury Investigation of City Detectives’ Charges

August 26, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Tuesday, May 27th, 1913 Declares Chief Beavers Is Only Bluffing, and That if All the Allegations Made by the Police Were True, It Wouldn’t Be a Case for the Grand Jury, as He Has Violated No Law in […]

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Mason Blocks Attempt to Oust Chief

August 25, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Monday, May 26th, 1913 Police Board Minority as Anxious to Overthrow Chairman as Beavers and Lanford. Well informed politicians declared Monday that any efforts to remove Chief of Police Beavers and Chief of Detectives Newport Lanford were doomed […]

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Pinkerton Man Says Frank is Guilty

August 25, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Monday, May 26th, 1913 Pencil Factory Owners Told Him Not to Shield Superintendent, Scott Declares. Harry Scott, assistant superintendent of the Pinkertons, announced Monday his belief that Leo M. Frank was responsible for the slaying of 14-year-old Mary […]

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Accuses Tobie of Kidnaping Attempt

August 25, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Monday, May 26th, 1913 Topeka, Kans., Chief Wires Beavers That Burns Detective Was Not Convicted. That the local police authorities are tracing the past record of C. W. Tobie, the Burns operative investigating the Phagan case, came definitely […]

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Mayor Gives Out Sizzling Reply to Chief Beavers

August 25, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Monday, May 26th, 1913 Mayor James G. Woodward Monday gave out a sizzling interview in reply to Police Chief Beavers’ accusations, which he concluded with this statement: “If Beavers and Lanford authorized February [sic]. ‘a trusted man,’ to […]

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The Leo Frank Trial: Closing Arguments of Hooper, Arnold, and Rosser

August 24, 2016

Originally published by the American Mercury on the 100th anniversary of the Leo Frank trial. The American Mercury continues its centenary coverage of the trial of Leo Frank for the slaying of Mary Phagan with the closing arguments presented by the prosecution and defense. by Bradford L. Huie IT’S A LONG READ — but an essential one […]

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100 Years Ago Today: Leo Frank Takes the Stand

August 23, 2016

Originally published by the American Mercury on the 100th anniversary of the Leo Frank trial. In a few days the Mercury will present Week Three of the trial of Leo Frank for the murder of Mary Phagan. Today, on the 100th anniversary of Leo Frank taking the stand in his own defense, we present a digest of […]

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Leo Frank Trial: Week Four

August 22, 2016

Originally published by the American Mercury on the 100th anniversary of the Leo Frank trial. Join The American Mercury as we recount the events of the final week of the trial of Leo Frank (pictured) for the slaying of Mary Phagan. by Bradford L. Huie ON THE HEELS of Leo Frank’s astounding unsworn statement to the court, […]

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Evidence Against Frank Conclusive, Say Police

August 19, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Monday, May 26th, 1913 Chief of Detectives Newport Lanford Monday announced that the mystery of the Mary Phagan tragedy is solved, as nearly as is possible without the absolute, direct testimony of eyewitnesses, and expressed himself as perfectly […]

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The Leo Frank Trial: Week Three

August 18, 2016

Originally published by the American Mercury on the 100th anniversary of the Leo Frank trial. The trial of Leo Frank (pictured) for the murder of Mary Phagan ended its third week 100 years ago today. Join us as we break through the myths surrounding the case and investigate what really happened. by Bradford L. Huie AS THE […]

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Five Good Men Say if Charges Are Untrue, Says A. S. Colyar to Col. Felder

August 17, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Monday, May 26th, 1913 [A substantial portion of the beginning of this article is illegible with the PDF copy in our possession. If anyone has a copy of this newspaper, please let us know and we can complete […]

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“Thousands in Atlanta Living the Life of Mary Phagan’s Murderer”—Rev. W. W. Memminger

August 17, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Monday, May 26th, 1913 “Thousands of people in Atlanta are living the lives today that the murderer of Mary Phagan lived, and which culminated in the atrocious crime,” declared Rev. W. W. Memminger, pastor of All Saints’ Episcopal […]

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Mayor Eager to Bring Back Tenderloin, Declares Chief

August 17, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Monday, May 26th, 1913 Chief of Police James L. Beavers issued a statement Monday forenoon defying his accusers to prove that he had been guilty of any act of moral turpitude as Chief of Police or as a […]

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Tobie Tried to Kidnap Incubator Baby, Says Topeka Police Official

August 17, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Monday, May 26th, 1913 That the past career and record of C. W. Tobie, the Burns investigator who came to Atlanta to probe the Phagan mystery for Colonel Thomas B. Felder, is being investigated by the local police […]

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Frank is Guilty, Says Pinkerton

August 17, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Monday, May 26th, 1913 Sufficient Evidence Found to Convict Him, Declares Man Hired by the National Pencil Company. Announcing that he had secured evidence sufficient to convict his employer Harry Scott, assistant superintendent of the Pinkertons, who has […]

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Lay Bribery Effort to Frank’s Friends

August 17, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Monday, May 26th, 1913 Chief of Detectives Lanford was given two papers Monday accusing friends of Leo M. Frank of attempting to bribe a man and a woman to swear that they saw Mary Phagan at 10:30 Saturday […]

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“I Have No Proof of Bribery in Phagan Case,” Says Chief

August 16, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Monday, May 26th, 1913 Chief Detective Declares He Has No Direct Evidence of Attempt to Influence Witnesses, as Published CONLEY STICKS TO STORY UNDER SEVERE GRILLING His Statement That He Wrote Notes at Frank’s Dictation a Disturbing Element—Search […]

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New Witnesses in Phagan Case Found by Police

August 16, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Monday, May 26th, 1913 Reported Two Telephone Operators Will Swear to Conversations Held Over the Pencil Factory’s Line. GAVE THEIR TESTIMONY BEFORE THE GRAND JURY A. S. Colyar Confers With Chief Beavers on Bribery Allegations—Case Now in Its […]

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Will Take Charge of Graft to Grand Jury for Vindication

August 16, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Monday, May 26th, 1913 Chief of Police Beavers and Chief of Detectives Lanford both stated emphatically Monday that they intended to go to the full limit of the law in making Thomas B. Felder prove his charges of […]

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Thorough Probe of Charges Against Felder and Latter’s Charges Against Police Asked

August 16, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Monday, May 26th, 1913 “I Shall Lay Evidence Gathered by the Detectives and Col. Felder’s Charges of Graft and Corruption All Before the Grand Jury,” Says the Chief, “Asking That a Searching Investigation Be Made So That the […]

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Thomas Felder Brands the Charges of Bribery Diabolical Conspiracy

August 15, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Sunday, May 25th, 1913 Thomas B. Felder, the Atlanta lawyer who is accused of having offered a bribe for an affidavit of J. W. Coleman, stepfather of Mary Phagan, now in the possession of the police, yesterday issued […]

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C. W. Tobie, Burns’ Agent, Tells of the Conferences He Held With A. S. Colyar

August 15, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Sunday, May 25th, 1913 following affidavit concerning his connection with the Phagan case and with A. S. Colyar. Georgia, Fulton County—Personally appeared before the undersigned, an officer authorized by law to administer oaths, C. W. Tobie, who, first, […]

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Here Is the Dictagraph Record of Woodward’s Conversation

August 14, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Sunday, May 25th, 1913 Going to A. S. Colyar’s room in Williams House No. 2, on Forsyth street, Wednesday afternoon to make efforts to get information of alleged grafting on the part of Chief of Police Beavers and […]

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Frank is Praised by John O. Parmele

August 14, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Sunday, May 25th, 1913 National Pencil Company Director Gives Written Statement of Confidence in Superintendent. Declaring that he cannot too strongly indorse Leo Frank’s moral character or business capacity, John O. Parmele, president of the Parmele company, manufacturers […]

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Colyar Declared Criminal and Not Worthy of Belief in Four Sworn Statements

August 14, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Sunday, May 25th, 1913 Four sworn statements concerning the career of A. S. Colyar, and declaring him a criminal and unworthy of belief, have been furnished The Constitution by Colonel Thomas B. Felder. They are as follows: Record […]

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“Charge Framed Up by a Dirty Gang”

August 13, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Sunday, May 25th, 1913 That’s the Way Mayor James G. Woodward Made Answer Saturday to Published Dictagraph [sic] Record. After Mayor James G. Woodward and read the published dictagraph record of the conversation alleged to have been held […]

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Felder’s Charges of Graft Rotten

August 13, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Sunday, May 25th, 1913 Lanford Declares No Printable Words Can Be Found to Describe Lawyer’s Attack. “As for Tom Felder’s charges of graft in the police or detective departments,” said Chief Lanford last night, “they are as rotten […]

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Woodward Hoots at the Idea of “Plot” to Oust Beavers

August 13, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Sunday, May 25th, 1913 Mayor Woodward last night was interviewed by a Journal reporter in regard to Chief Beavers’ statement. Among other things, the mayor said: “I haven’t read the chief’s statement; but if he charges or intimates […]

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Others Will Be Involved In New Bribery Charges Intimates Chief Lanford

August 13, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Sunday, May 25th, 1913 The probability of bribery charges to be made against others as well as Colonel Felder was intimated last night by Chief Lanford to a Constitution reporter. Documentary evidence involving one or more men is […]

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“You Went to Williams House Like a Lamb to the Slaughter,” Colyar Tells Felder in Letter

August 12, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Sunday, May 25th, 1913 Former Tennesseean [sic] in Open Letter Tells Colonel Felder That He Was Never Caught With Goods Until Last Wednesday—Colyar Says He Strayed From the Path He Should Have Followed When He Went to Wash […]

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Frank Indicted in Phagan Case

August 12, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Sunday, May 25th, 1913 He Will Not Go to Trial Before the Latter Part of June, According to Solicitor General Dorsey. Leo M. Frank, indicted Saturday afternoon for the murder of Mary Phagan, the 14-year-old girl whose dead […]

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The Leo Frank Trial: Week Two

August 12, 2016

Originally published by the American Mercury on the 100th anniversary of the Leo Frank trial. The trial of Leo Frank for the murder of Mary Phagan ended its second week 100 years ago today. Join us as we delve into the original documents of the time and learn what the jurors learned. by Bradford L. Huie THE […]

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Here Are Affidavits Submitted by Col. Felder

August 11, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Sunday, May 25th, 1913 Following are five affidavits submitted to the newspapers by Colonel Thomas B. Felder, of Atlanta, for publication with his statement answering the dictograph quotations. First appears the affidavit of C. W. Tobie, representative of […]

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Dorsey to Present Graft Charges if They Stand Up

August 6, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Sunday, May 25th, 1913 Hugh M. Dorsey, Solicitor General, made it plain last night that if investigation develops the fact that there is anything in the charges of graft and corruption in the police department, or that Colonel […]

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Frank the Guilty Man, Declares Chief Lanford

August 6, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Sunday, May 25th, 1913 “Frank will be convicted. He is the guilty man, and we will show it beyond a doubt. Evidence that we hold but will not reveal will startle those who believe his innocence into conviction […]

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“Lanford is the Controlling Genius of Conspiracy to Protect the Murderer of Little Mary Phagan”

August 5, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Sunday, May 25th, 1913 So Declares Colonel Thomas B. Felder in Scathing Arraignment of Chief of Detectives and Those Assisting Him. Says Lanford and the Pinkerton Detectives Are Doing All They Can to Hamper the Phagan Investigation — […]

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The Leo Frank Trial: Week One

August 5, 2016

Originally published by the American Mercury on the 100th anniversary of the Leo Frank trial. 100 years ago today the trial of the 20th century ended its first week, shedding brilliant light on the greatest murder mystery of all time: the murder of Mary Phagan. And you are there. by Bradford L. Huie THE MOST IMPORTANT testimony […]

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‘Colyar Arrest Proper End to Plot of Crook’

August 4, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Sunday, May 25th, 1913 Woodward Brands Dictograph Trap Scheme to Make Him “Goat” Against Beavers. Mayor Woodward declared Saturday night that the sensational dictograph records were merely the “froth of a plot of a ‘dirty gang,’” and too […]

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“Knew It Was Coming,” Declares Cole Blease

August 4, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Sunday, May 25th, 1913 Columbia, S. C., May 24.—(Special.—Governor Cole Blease, on whom the dictagraph [sic] was first sprung in the south, and by a strange coincidence through the instrumentality of Colonel T. B. Felder, feels that his […]

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Colyar Imputes Arrest to Felder Conspiracy

August 4, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Sunday, May 25th, 1913 Knoxville Charge Against Him Not Pressed for More Than Four Years A. S. Colyar was detained late Saturday afternoon on the request of E. D. Conners, chief of police of Knoxville, Tenn. to face […]

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Long Criminal Record of Colyar is Cited

August 4, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Sunday, May 25th, 1913 A deluge of statements and affidavits tending to connect him with criminal operations all over the United States and Mexico, and showing that he has served time in half a dozen penitentiaries and been […]

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Says Chief is Able to Care for Himself

August 3, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Sunday, May 25th, 1913 Marion Jackson Has No Comment to Make on Beavers-Felder Controversy. Marion Jackson and John J. Eagan, leaders of the Men and Forward Religion Movement were seen strolling down Decatur street last night about 9:30 […]

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Citizens Deny Authority for Using Their Names

August 3, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Sunday, May 25th, 1913 Capt. English, Robt. F. Maddox and Others Comment on Dictograph Interview Captain James W. English, president of the Fourth National bank, Saturday gave The Journal a statement to the effect that he has had […]

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Colyar, Held as Forger, is Freed on Bond; Long Crime Record Charged

August 3, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Sunday, May 25th, 1913 Athens Judge Tells Colonel Felder That Dictograph ‘Trapper’ Is Under Suspended Sentence in Georgia. Knoxville Complaint To Be Pressed. A. S. Colyar, soldier of fortune, who plotted the destruction, by means of the dictograph, […]

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Police Chairman Confident of Honesty of Officials

August 3, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Sunday, May 25th, 1913 “Except to say that I have absolute confidence in the honesty and integrity of Chiefs James L. Beavers and Newport Lanford, I do not care to express myself,” said Carlos Mason, chairman of the […]

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Chief Lanford Calls Felder’s Charges False

August 2, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Sunday, May 25th, 1913 Denies That Police Have Suppressed Evidence in the Phagan Mystery Chief of Detectives Newport Lanford when apprised of Colonel Felder’s statement as issued Saturday afternoon to the effect that the police had plotted to […]

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April 26, 2016 Audiobook in Memory of Little Mary Phagan (1899 – 1913)

August 1, 2016

This is the epic true crime case from early 20th century Atlanta resulting from 13-year-old little Mary Phagan’s murder by Leo M. Frank in 1913 – her employer and superintendent at the National Pencil Company in 1913. Leo Frank’s lynching was inspired by outraged citizens after his death sentence was commuted by his lead trial […]

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Attorney, in Long Statement, Claims Dictograph Records Against Him Padded

July 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Sunday, May 25th, 1913 Colonel Thomas B. Felder Saturday night issued an exhaustive statement denying once more that he had offered a bribe of $1,000 to Chief Lanford’s clerk, G. C. February [sic], for evidence involving his superiors; […]

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Colyar Tells Where He and Col Felder Ought to be for Good of Society

July 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Sunday, May 25th, 1913 Editor The Journal: I herewith hand you a telegram in answer to one that I got Chief of Police Beavers to send, which explains one of Thomas B. Felder’s visions, which appeared in the […]

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Colyar a Success in Preacher Role

July 29, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Sunday, May 25th, 1913 Professed Conversion During Revival at Cartersville and Married Rich Widow Before the Meeting Was Over. Athens, Ga., May 24.—(Special.)—A. S. Colyar, now in the public eye in the Felder matter, had a short, hot, […]

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“Felder is the Mouthpiece of the Vice Gang,” Declares Chief of Police Jas. L. Beavers

July 29, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Sunday, May 25th, 1913 “This is the First Gun in a Fight to Oust Me From Office,” Says the Chief in an Interview Given Out Saturday Afternoon — “This Issue Is Between the Decent People and the Allies […]

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I’ll Indict Gang, Says Beavers

July 28, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Sunday, May 25th, 1913 Declares He Will Die Fighting ‘Foes of Reform’ Felder Denies Bribe Charges and Scores Police Chief Sees Conspiracy to Overthrow His Rule and Calls Felder Leader in the Plot Chief of Police James L. […]

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“Becker of South” Lanford is Branded by Col. Tom Felder

July 28, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Sunday, May 25th, 1913 System of Corruption as Poisonous as That of the Mafia Exists in Atlanta, According to Statement Made by Attorney Accused of Trying to Bribe Secretary G. C. Febuary to Steal Affidavit in the Phagan […]

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State Didn’t Show its Case to Secure Indictment Against Superintendent Leo M. Frank

July 28, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Sunday, May 24th, 1913 No Documentary Evidence Was Placed Before the Grand Jury and James Conley, the Negro Sweeper Who Made Sensational Affidavit About Writing Certain Notes at Frank’s Dictation on Day Before Tragedy, Was Not Examined by […]

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Felder’s Fight is to Get Chief and Lanford Out of Office

July 28, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Saturday, May 24th, 1913 Chief of Detectives Newport A. Lanford said Saturday that the whole sinister significance of the charges brought against Colonel Thomas B. Felder lay in the fact that the forces of evil in the city […]

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100 Years Ago Today: The Trial of Leo Frank Begins

July 28, 2016

Originally published by the American Mercury on the 100th anniversary of the Leo Frank trial. Take a journey through time with the American Mercury, and experience the trial of Leo Frank (pictured, in courtroom sketch) for the murder of Mary Phagan just as it happened as revealed in contemporary accounts. The Mercury will be covering this historic […]

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Beavers Says He Will Seek Indictments

July 27, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Saturday, May 24th, 1913 “Gang of Vice Promoters Have Been After Me,” Declares Police Chief. Chief of Police J. L. Beavers, in answering the turmoil of accusations of graft and frame-ups which have been cast at himself and […]

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Residents of Bellwood Ask The Journal to Say That Mr. Felder Was Not Employed by Them

July 27, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Saturday, May 24th, 1913 Certain residents of Bellwood, the part of Atlanta where live Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Coleman, the parents of little Mary Phagan, wish The Journal to put them publicly on record in denouncing as […]

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Blease Ironic in Comments on Felder Trap

July 27, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Saturday, May 24th, 1913 COLUMBIA, S. C., May 24.—When asked for a comment upon the Felder dictograph story, Governor Blease dictated the following: I do not see that it is necessary for me to give out any interview […]

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Chief Lanford Replies to Col. T. B. Felder

July 27, 2016

Another 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 […]

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Frame-Up Aimed at Burns’ Men, Says Tobie

July 26, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Saturday, May 24th, 1913 Denouncing A. S. Colyar as an “eagle-beaked crook,” W. C. Tobie, the Burns detective who is here making an investigation of the Phagan case, declared on Saturday that the charges of bribery and double-dealing […]

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Frank’s Attorneys Make No Comment

July 26, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Saturday, May 24th, 1913 Neither L. Z. Rosser Nor Herbert Haas Had Any Statement to Make “Not a word to say,” was Attorney Luther Z. Rosser’s comment when informed by a Journal reporter that his client, Leo M. […]

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Strangulation Charge is in Indictments

July 26, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Saturday, May 24th, 1913 True Bills Already Drawn by Solicitor Against Frank and Lee. The Grand Jury resumed Saturday morning the Phagan murder case with indictments against Leo M. Frank and Newt Lee charging strangulation. While nothing definite […]

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Felder is Charged with Bribe Offer for Phagan Papers

July 26, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Saturday, May 24th, 1913 City Detective Department Holds Statements Alleging Attorney Made Attempt to Secure Coleman Affidavit. SAY FELDER OFFERED $1,000 FOR THE PAPER Report of Conversation Between Col. Felder, Secretary Febuary and A. S. Colyar Taken Down […]

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Girl Strangled, Says Indictment

July 25, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Saturday, May 24th, 1913 Grand Jury is Now Engaged in Conducting Investigation of the Murder of Mary Phagan. That the state in its bills of indictment for the murder of Mary Phagan, brought separately against Leo M. Frank […]

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Newt Lee Will Give Convicting Evidence Attorney Indicates

July 25, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Saturday, May 24th, 1913 Bernard L. Chappell, Lawyer for Negro Suspect, Declares His Client’s Testimony to Be Invaluable to the Case Bernard L. Chappell, attorney for Newt Lee, the negro night watchman held as a suspect in connection […]

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Colyar Called Convict and Insane

July 25, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Saturday, May 24th, 1913 Records Show He Has Been Confined in Numerous Prisons and Twice in Asylum. Who is A. S. Colyar? The records show that Colyar was once confined in the Middle Tennessee Insane Asylum, and that […]

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Chief Beavers Not Surprised at Col. Felder’s Statements

July 25, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Saturday, May 24th, 1913 “I am not surprised,” said Chief Beavers when asked to give an expression on Colonel T. B. Felder’s alleged statement regarding graft and immorality in the detective department. “I am not surprised in the […]

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Charlie C. Jones Shown by Dictograph to Have Been Foxy; Detective Miles Talks Freely

July 24, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Saturday, May 24th, 1913 Proprietor of “Rex” Near-Beer Saloon and Private Sleuth Are Quoted as Having Negotiated With Febuary for Papers in Phagan Case—Jones Was Very Cautious in His Utterances MILES WAS QUITE POSITIVE MAYOR WOODWARD WOULD SEE […]

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Felder Charges Police Plot to Shield Slayer

July 24, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Saturday, May 24th, 1913 Colonel Thomas B. Felder entered into an explicit and detailed denial to The Georgian of all the charges of attempted bribery contained in the affidavits signed by G. C. Febuary, secretary to Chief of […]

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A. S. Colyar Makes Answer to Charges of Col. Felder

July 24, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Saturday, May 24th, 1913 A. S. Colyar, when seen last night by a representative of The Atlanta Constitution, gave out the following statement: “I have just read Colonel T. B. Felder’s card in the bedtime edition of The […]

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Dorsey Steers Clear of Felder Controversy

July 24, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Saturday, May 24th, 1913 Says He Will Not Allow Himself to Be Drawn Into Row of Attorney and Detectives Solicitor General Hugh M. Dorsey said Saturday morning relative to the Felder affair: “This controversy will have no bearing […]

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Three Strangling Deaths: Why I Chose to Write About the Leo Frank Case

July 23, 2016

by Scott Aaron IT MAY WELL BE the greatest murder mystery of all time. Some assert that the Mary Phagan murder case is solved, but those who so assert are of two different and mutually exclusive camps. And those two camps still stand diametrically opposed to this day, four generations later. The case aroused the […]

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Miles Says He Had Mayor Go to Room

July 22, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Saturday, May 24th, 1913 Wanted Woodward to See Just What Sort of a Crook Colyar Was, He Declares. Edward O. Miles, a private detective, assumes the responsibility for the presence of Mayor Woodward at the Williams House, resulting […]

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Solicitor General Dorsey Talks of the Bribe Charge

July 22, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Saturday, May 24th, 1913 A merry laugh was the first comment made by Solicitor General Hugh Dorsey when told of the reported dictograph evidence in which Colonel T. B. Felder is quoted as saying that he could control […]

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Graft and Corruption are Charged to City Detectives and Police by Col. T. B. Felder

July 22, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Saturday, May 24th, 1913 Attorney Who Was Dictographed by the Detectives Gives Out a Statement, Additional to the One He Made Friday Afternoon, in Which He Goes After Police and Detective Departments, and Intimates That More Is to […]

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Plot on Life of Beavers Told by Colyar

July 22, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Saturday, May 24th, 1913 But He Fails to Produce Man to Prove Charge, as He Promised. A. S. Colyar, Jr. failed entirely to produce the “mysterious man” whom he declared had been hired to “shoot to death” Chief […]

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Coleman Affidavit Which Police Say Felder Wanted

July 21, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Saturday, May 24th, 1913 State of Georgia, Fulton County: The affiant, J. W. Coleman and wife, citizens of Atlanta, Ga., who reside at 146 Lindsay street. The affiant is the stepfather of Mary Phagan, deceased, the child who […]

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The Journal’s Big Story of Dictograph and Alleged Bribe Has Stirred the Whole City

July 21, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Saturday, May 24th, 1913 Chief Lanford Stated Saturday That Mayor Woodward, C. C. Jones and Others Were Also Dictographed on the Same Day That Col. Felder Was—The Complete Dictograph Record of These Conversations Appears in Today’s Journal “I […]

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Mayor Admits Dictograph is Correct

July 21, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Saturday, May 24th, 1913 Denies, However, That He Ever Offered Money During Course of Conversation Recorded. Mayor Woodward Saturday admitted that the dictograph record of his conversation in the room of the mysterious Colyar was correct. After reading […]

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Mayor Woodward Reported Caught by the Dictograph Seeking Police Evidence

July 21, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Saturday, May 24th, 1913 The little dictograph cunningly hidden in Detective Colyar’s room in the Williams House No. 2 is said to have caught a conversation between Mayor James G. Woodward, Secretary G. C. Febuary of the detective […]

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“Dirty Gang” Filled Out Record or Else “Fooled Dictograph” — Mayor Woodward.

July 20, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Saturday, May 24th, 1913 Big Part of Published Record Absolutely Untrue, Declares Mayor, Though “There’s Nothing In It,” He Says “WHOLE THING AMOUNTS TO HIRING DETECTIVE” “It’s all a frame-up of a dirty gang,” declared Mayor James G. […]

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Jones Attacks Beavers and Charges Police Crookedness

July 20, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Saturday, May 24th, 1913 The following conversation occurred in room No. 31, at Williams House No. 2, 34-36 N. Forsyth Street, Atlanta, Ga., Wednesday evening, between 8 and 9 o’clock, between C. C. Jones, E. O. Miles and […]

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Career of A. S. Colyar Reads Like Some Story In the Arabian Nights

July 20, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Saturday, May 24th, 1913 The criminal career of A. S. Colyar reads like a story from the Arabian Nights. Probably no man in Tennessee has imposed so successfully upon the public and has escaped so lightly. The son […]

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“We Have Enough Votes if We Get the Evidence,” the Mayor is Quoted by the Dictograph

July 19, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Saturday, May 24th, 1913 The Journal is Presenting Below the Complete Stenographic Report of the Interview in the Williams House, In Which Mayor Woodward, E. O. Miles, G. C. Febuary and A. S. Colyar Took Part, While the […]

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Colyar Held for Forgery

July 19, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Saturday, May 24th, 1913 A. S. Colyar, Jr., author of the alleged dictographing of Mayor Woodward and Colonel Thomas B. Felder, was placed under arrest Saturday afternoon at the request of Chief of Police Edward Connors of Knoxville, […]

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Bribery Charges False Declares Col. Felder; Calls Them “Frame-Up”

July 19, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Saturday, May 24th, 1913 Affidavits and Alleged Dictagraph [sic] Record Are Made Public, Accusing Prominent Lawyer, of Offering Bribe of $1,000 to Secretary Febuary, of Police Department, to Secure Affidavit Made for Police by J. W. Coleman, Stepfather […]

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Christianity, Anti-Semitism, and the American South: Background to the Leo Frank Case

July 18, 2016

by Scott Aaron and the editors of LeoFrank.info GEORGIA, as a part of the South, is a place where, though freethinkers are certainly not unknown, the vast majority of the population is deeply committed to Christianity — largely Protestant, fundamentalist Christianity. One’s personal “walk with Jesus” is taken very seriously here, and the religion informs […]

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The Crime: Mary Phagan’s Death by Strangling

July 18, 2016

by Scott Aaron and the editors of LeoFrank.info ON SATURDAY morning at 11:30AM, April 26, 1913 Mary Phagan (pictured) ate a poor girl’s lunch of bread and boiled cabbage and said goodbye to her mother for the last time. Dressed for parade-watching (for this was Confederate Memorial Day) in a lavender dress, ribbon-bedecked hat, and […]

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Leo M. Frank is Indicted by Grand Jury for Mary Phagan’s Death; Negro, Newt Lee Held

July 16, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Saturday, May 24th, 1913 True Bills Against Pencil Factory Superintendent Returned Less Than Ten Minutes After Evidence Was Closed, at Noon, Saturday — Authority Quoted That He Will Be Tried During Third Week in June—Negro to Stay in […]

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Dictograph Catches Mayor in Net

July 14, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Saturday, May 24th, 1913 Sensational dictograph conversations, in which Mayor James G. Woodward, Charles C. Jones, former Tenderloin proprietor and present owner of the Rex saloon; E. O. Miles, a private detective; A. S. Colyar, accuser of Colonel […]

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Negro Sweeper Tells Officer Frank Asked Him to Write Some Notes Day Before Tragedy

July 14, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Saturday, May 24th, 1913 He Thinks These Notes Are the Same as Those Found by the Body of the Murdered Girl, but Had Not Seen the Original Notes When He Made His Sensational Statement to the Detectives Saturday […]

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Frank Not Home Hours on Saturday Declares Lanford

July 14, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Saturday, May 24th, 1913 On Night of Murder Prisoner Was Not at Residence, as He Says He Was, States Head of Detective Dept WITNESSES WILL SWEAR TO THIS, HE ASSERTS Leo Frank Swore at Coroner’s Inquest That He […]

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Dictograph Record Alleged Bribe Offer

July 14, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Saturday , May 24th, 1913 Here follows, in part, the alleged dictograph record of the conversation that took place in a room in the Williams House Wednesday afternoon between Colonel Thomas B. Felder, G. C. Febuary and A. S. […]

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Detective R. S. Ozburn Swears to Phone Talk

July 13, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Friday, May 23rd, 1913 Says He Overheard Col. Felder Offer $1,000 for Phagan Papers State of Georgia, County of Fulton. Personally appeared before me the undersigned notary public, for the state and county aforesaid, R. S. Ozburn, who […]

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Dictograph Record Used Against Felder

July 13, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Friday, May 23rd, 1913 The Georgian on Wednesday published an exclusive story that Colonel Thomas B. Felder was involved in the Phagan murder case in a manner that would at least require a very explicit explanation. Developments Friday […]

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Col. Felder Confirmed His Offer in a Midnight Conversation by Telephone, Says A. S. Colyar

July 13, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Friday, May 23rd, 1913 A. S. Colyar has given to the police the following affidavit: STATE OF GEORGIA. FULTON COUNTY. Personally appeared before me a Notary Public in and for the above State and County, A. S. Colyar, […]

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Here is Affidavit Charging Bribery

July 13, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Friday, May 23rd, 1913 Here is an affidavit in possession of the police sworn today Lanford’s secretary, G. C. Febuary and A. S. Colyar detailing the conversation alleged to have taken place Monday night in Colonel Felder’s office: […]

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How Dictograph Was Installed in Williams House No. 2 to Trap Colonel Thomas B. Felder

July 12, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Friday, May 23rd, 1913 Instrument Was Put In by Lawrence O. Surles of the Southern Bell Telephone Company—George M. Gentry, Took Down the Conversation in Shorthand The dictograph, through which was recorded the conversation held by agents of […]

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Felder Denies Phagan Bribe; Calls Colyar ‘Crook and Liar’

July 6, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Friday, May 23rd, 1913 Colonel Felder late this afternoon issued this statement: “The first development in this case was a visit from Colyar, at which he told me that the police were framing up on me, Dorsey and […]

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Here is Coleman Affidavit Which Officers Say Col. Felder Offered to Purchase for the Sum of $1,000

July 6, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Friday, May 23rd, 1913 STATE OF GEORGIA: FULTON COUNTY: The affiant, J. W. Coleman and wife, citizens of Atlanta, Ga., who reside at 146 Lindsay St. The affiant is the step-father of Mary Phagan, deceased, the child who […]

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Frank Feeling Fine But Will Not Discuss His Case

July 5, 2016

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 […]

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Febuary and Colyar Swear That Felder Offered Big Bribe

July 5, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Friday, May 23rd, 1913 Affidavit, Detailing Conversation Which Is Alleged to Have Occurred in Col. Felder’s Office, Is Given Below “GO AND GET EVIDENCE,’ COL. FELDER IS QUOTED “Lanford Couldn’t Detect an Elephant at Five Points,” He Is […]

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Felder Denies Phagan Bribery; Dictograph Record Used Against Felder

July 5, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Friday, May 23rd, 1913 Affidavits and an alleged dictograph record made public Friday afternoon, accuse Colonel Thomas B. Felder of offering to G. C. February [sic], a bribe of $1,000 for possession of police records of the Phagan […]

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Col. Felder Denies Offering $1,000 or Any Other Sum for Affidavit Held by Detectives

July 4, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Friday, May 23rd, 1913 At the Request of The Journal He Left Trial of a Case in Marietta and Came to Atlanta Friday Afternoon, Where He Dictated a Statement Without Having Read the Dictographed Interview Which Is Given […]

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Indictment of Both Lee and Frank is Asked

July 4, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Friday, May 23rd, 1913 Great Mass of Evidence Carefully Prepared by Solicitor Submitted to Grand Jury. CRIME STUDIED 3 HOURS, ADJOURNS TILL SATURDAY Utmost Care Taken to Insure Secrecy at the Investigation, Diagram Studied. The Phagan case is […]

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Rooming House Sought by Frank Declares Woman

June 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Friday, May 23rd, 1913 Mrs. Mima Famby Swears Suspected Man Wanted a Room for Himself and a Girl on Murder Night. TO PRESENT AFFIDAVIT TO GRAND JURY TODAY Mysterious Telephone Message Caused Detectives to Interview Woman Who Conducts […]

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Dictograph Set by Detectives to Trap Col. Thos. B. Felder; Here is the Dictograph Record

June 29, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Friday, May 23rd, 1913 In Interview With G. C. Febuary, Secretary to Chief of Detectives Newport Lan[f]ord, in Room 31 of Williams House No. 2, Heard by Dictograph and Taken Down in Shorthand, Col. Felder is Alleged to […]

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Jews Use Leo Frank As Excuse to Impose New “Hate” Laws

May 27, 2016

Misnamed “Anti-Defamation League” wants harsh penalties for alleged “crimes motivated by hate” to intimidate White resistance to genocide. THE Anti-Defamation League (ADL) announced recently the formation of a new campaign to improve legal response to hate crimes across the United States. (ILLUSTRATION: Rep. John Lewis and Jonathan Greenblatt) The announcement came during an event in Atlanta, Georgia, with […]

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How the Jewish Press Reported Leo Frank’s Execution in 1915

May 26, 2016

Accuracy wasn’t much better then than now; these are translations from the Yiddish “Forverts” coverage of 1915. ATLANTA, August 17, 1915 — A telephone dispatch was received today at 55 minutes past 8 in the morning reporting that Leo Frank was lynched in Marietta (Marietta is the town where the murdered Mary Phagan was from […]

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Leo Frank: Guilty of Murder, part 3

May 25, 2016

American Dissident Voices broadcast of August 29, 2015 Listen to the broadcast by Kevin Alfred Strom IT WAS a century ago that Leo Frank, the president of Atlanta’s B’nai B’rith, met his death. His arrest and eventual conviction and execution for the grisly sex murder of little Mary Phagan set off a huge national campaign […]

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Leo Frank: Guilty of Murder, part 2

May 24, 2016

American Dissident Voices broadcast of August 22, 2015 Listen to the broadcast by Kevin Alfred Strom MORE THAN 100 YEARS AGO, Leo Max Frank — a Jewish employer of child labor — was executed for the sex murder of his 13-year-old employee Mary Phagan. The controlled media have published literally hundreds of articles, dramas, and […]

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Leo Frank: Guilty of Murder, part 1

May 23, 2016

American Dissident Voices broadcast of August 15, 2015 Listen to the broadcast by Kevin Alfred Strom MORE THAN 100 YEARS AGO, Jewish sweatshop operator Leo Max Frank was executed by hanging for the crime of murdering a 13-year-old girl employee of his, Mary Phagan (pictured). Some have called the hanging a lynching, but was it? […]

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Phagan Case Will Go to Grand Jury at 10 A. M. Friday

May 22, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Thursday, May 22nd, 1913 Names of Leo M. Frank and the Negro, Newt Lee, to Be Presented by State as the Accused DORSEY TO CONCENTRATE EFFORT AGAINST FORMER Improbable That Evidence Favorable to Mr. Frank Will Be Attempted—Experts […]

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The Leo Frank Case: A Pseudo-History

May 22, 2016

by Elliot Dashfield a review of The Leo Frank Case by Leonard Dinnerstein, University of Georgia Press IN 1963, nearly a half century after the sensational trial and lynching of Leo Frank become a national cause célèbre, a graduate student named Leonard Dinnerstein (pictured) decided to make the Frank case the subject of his PhD […]

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Grand Jury Won’t Hear Leo Frank or Lee

May 22, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Thursday, May 22nd, 1913 Understood That Cases Will Be Brought Separately, With One Accused as Accomplice. Solicitor General Hugh M. Dorsey announced Thursday afternoon that he was prepared to go before the Grand Jury Friday morning with his […]

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Experts Are Here on Finger Prints

May 22, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Thursday, May 22nd, 1913 Two Investigators Are Added to Wm. J. Burns’ Forces Already in Atlanta—P. A. Flak in City. The William J. Burns forces in the investigation of the Mary Phagan mystery have been reinforced by two […]

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Tobie is Studying Mary Phagan’s Life

May 21, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Wednesday, May 21st, 1913 Burns Operative Finds New Theory in Detailed Study of Life of Girl Who Was Murdered. Investigation into the life of Mary Phagan from the time she was a child until the day upon which […]

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Finger Print Expert Works With Dorsey to Solve Mystery

May 21, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Wednesday, May 21st, 1913 P. A. Flak, of New York, visits Scene of Crime and Also Takes Finger Prints of Men in the Tower BURNS INVESTIGATOR INTERVIEWS NEWT LEE He is Said to Be Convinced That Negro Is […]

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The Troubling Testimony of Alonzo Mann in the Murder of Little Mary Phagan

May 21, 2016

by Lawson Wellborn WITH THE recent centennial of the death by lynching of Leo Max Frank, public attention has been fixed once again on the remarkable dual murders of Mary Phagan and Leo Frank. As is fairly well-known at this point, 13-year-old Mary Phagan was murdered in the National Pencil Factory in Atlanta on April […]

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T. B. Felder Repudiates Report of Activity for Frank

May 21, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, May 21st, 1913 Stories That He Was Retained by Prisoner’s Friends Silly, He Declares. Mystery piles up upon mystery in the Phagan case. Colonel Thomas B. Felder was asked Wednesday afternoon by The Georgian to reply to […]

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Women Declare Phagan Murder Must Be Solved

May 20, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Tuesday, May 20th, 1913 “Freedom of Murderer Is a Menace to Honor and Life of Every Woman,” Writes Mrs. James Carr. Optimistic over the prospects for solving the Mary Phagan mystery, C. W. Tobie, chief of the William […]

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Phagan Case Goes to the Grand Jury in Present Form

May 20, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Tuesday, May 20th, 1913 Solicitor and Detectives Are Ready With Evidence and Will Present Bills for Jury’s Consideration Friday CAN FRANK INTRODUCE WITNESSES IN DEFENSE? This Question Is Being Considered by Solicitor—Another Report That Mary Phagan Was Seen […]

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Cases Ready Against Lee and Leo Frank

May 20, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, May 20th, 1913 Solicitor General Dorsey Declares All Evidence Will Go to the Grand Jury Friday. Solicitor General Hugh M. Dorsey announced Tuesday morning that the State’s case against Leo M. Frank and Newt Lee in connection […]

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Jewish Effort to Exonerate Sex Killer Frank Continues

May 20, 2016

Death threats to jury claimed by Jews never happened; were invented by Frank partisans years later EDITOR’S NOTE: Jews are losing the debate on the Leo Frank case — the very case that sparked the creation of their “Anti-Defamation League.” Due to the efforts of the National Alliance and its allies, the truth about Frank’s […]

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Burns Eager to Solve Phagan Case

May 19, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Monday, May 19th, 1913 Famous Detective Expected to Arrive From Europe and Start Work Before June 1. STARTLING NEW EVIDENCE IS REPORTED DISCOVERED Important Revelation Looked For To-day—Search Being Pushed With Renewed Vigor. Colonel Thomas B. Felder announced […]

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Detectives Seek Clue in Writing of Negro Suspect

May 19, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Monday, May 19th, 1913 Another Employee of the National Pencil Company Now Held at Police Headquarters. VALUABLE EVIDENCE FOUND BY BURNS MAN For Hours the New Detective, Col. Thomas B. Felder and Solicitor General Hugh Dorsey Discuss Case. […]

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Burns’ Investigator Outlines His Theory of Phagan Murder

May 19, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Monday, May 19th, 1913 It Coincides In Practically Every Feature With Theory Held by Solicitor Dorsey, Detectives and Pinkertons MYSTERY CAN BE SOLVED, INVESTIGATOR DECLARES He Holds Long Conerence [sic] With Solicitor, Who Has Welcomed Him Into Case, […]

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Jewish Group Erects Memorial for Corrupt Collaborator in Frank Case

May 19, 2016

John Marshall Slaton’s corruption was exposed by National Alliance; and even Slaton affirmed Frank’s guilty verdict and stated “anti-Semitism” was not the cause of his conviction. PLANS WERE announced this week to honor the Georgia governor known for—100 years ago—commuting the death sentence of a man widely believed to be wrongly convicted of murder. That […]

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Burns Agent Outlines Phagan Theory

May 19, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Monday, May 19th, 1913 Famous Detective’s Aid, C. W. Tobie, Issues First Statement on Work in Slaying Case. C. W. Tobie, manager of the criminal department of the W. J. Burns Detective Agency, Monday made public his theory […]

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Three Arrests Expected Soon in Phagan Case

May 18, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Sunday, May 18th, 1913 Members of the Staff of the Solicitor General Are Now Keeping Trio Under Strict Surveillance. LANFORD HAS EVIDENCE TO CONVICT, HE SAYS Will Not Divulge Its Nature to Anyone, He Declares. Court Postponed to […]

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Burns Sleuth Makes Report in Phagan Case

May 18, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Sunday, May 18th, 1913 Progress of Investigation Into Girl’s Slaying Very Rapid, Declares Felder. After 24 hours on the scene of the Phagan muder, the head of the department of criminal investigation of the Burns Detective Agency made […]

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Burns, Called in as Last Resort, Faces ‘Cold Trail’ in Baffling Phagan Case

May 18, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Sunday, May 18th, 1913 World’s Most Famous Detective Must Disregard All Theories Advanced Thus Far and Must Evolve His Own Solution of the Mysterious Slaying. By AN OLD POLICE REPORTER. Can William J. Burns solve the Phagan mystery? […]

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Phagan Theory is Unchanged After Three Weeks’ Probe

May 18, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Sunday, May 18th, 1913 Most Searching Investigation Ever Conducted in a Criminal Case in Georgia Brings No New Developments STATE WILL STAND BY THEORY AS OUTLINED Fund to Pay Detective Burns is Mounting—Greeks Sent In Subscription Saturday, Grand […]

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Billboard Touts Innocence; Phagan Family Says ‘Move On’

May 18, 2016

Many now know that Frank is guilty and oppose exonerating him, due to the efforts of National Alliance members and others fighting for truth THE LATEST SALVO in the century-long saga over Leo Frank’s guilt or innocence was fired on Monday when a digital billboard went live at the intersection of Upper Roswell Road and […]

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Greeks Add to Fund to Solve Phagan Case

May 18, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Sunday, May 18th, 1913 No people in Atlanta have been more anxious than the Greeks to see the murderer of little Mary Phagan brought to justice. A letter received by Colonel Thomas B. Felder yesterday enclosed a check […]

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New Phagan Witnesses Have Been Found

May 17, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Saturday, May 17th, 1913 Solicitor General Dorsey Declares Work of His Greatest Detective Has Been Completed. WELCOMES AID OF BURNS IN CLEARING UP MYSTERY Solicitor Hugh M. Dorsey said Saturday that his “greatest detective in America” would not […]

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In Loop of Death Dorsey May Have Clue to Murderer

May 17, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Saturday, May 17th, 1913 Noose Found Knotted Around Neck of Mary Phagan Being Carefully Examined by Officers. BURNS RIGHT-HAND MAN NOW PROBING MYSTERY Fund Started by The Constitution for Purpose of Bringing Noted Detective to Atlanta Has Reached […]

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Phagan Case Will Go To Grand Jury in Present Form

May 17, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Saturday, May 17th, 1913 State Is Apparently Ready, as Solicitor Says That He is Not Expecting Any New Evidence for Some Time BURNS’ INVESTIGATOR ON THE JOB, SAYS FELDER Attorney Declares Fund for Employment of the Famous Sleuth […]

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Books and Papers in Phagan Case in Grand Jury’s Hands

May 16, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Friday, May 16th, 1913 Two Employes of Pencil Company Appeared Before Grand Jury Friday in Answer to Subpenas [sic] FELDER RAISING FUND TO PAY W. J. BURNS The Journal Subscribes $100, Mr. Felder Declares a Burns Investigator Will […]

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Secret Probe Began by Burns Agent into the Phagan Mystery

May 16, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Friday, May 16th, 1913 Investigator for Great Detective Believed To Be in City Hunting Phagan Slayer—Will Be on Same Plane as Pinkertons—State Won’t Aid. Solicitor General Hugh M. Dorsey said Friday that William J. Burns and his assistants […]

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Constitution Starts Fund to Bring Burns Here to Solve the Mary Phagan Murder Mystery

May 16, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Friday, May 16th, 1913 By all means employ William J. Burns to solve the Mary Phagan murder mystery! It will cost several thousand dollars to get the world-famous detective to come to Atlanta, and The Constitution herewith starts […]

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Burns Hunt for Phagan Slayer Begun

May 16, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Friday, May 16th, 1913 Skilled Aide of Famous Detective Arrives in Atlanta—Keeps Identity Secret. Contributions for a fund to bring W. J. Burns, the great detective, to Atlanta in the Phagan case follow: The Georgian ……………$100 The Constitution […]

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Coming of Burns is Assured, Says Colonel Felder

May 16, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Friday, May 16th, 1913 To Solve Phagan Murder, Joseph Hirsch, Capitalist, Starts Public Subscription to Assure Fund for Burns. SOCIETY WOMEN AID MOVEMENT FOR FUND Local Detectives in Conference and Are Believed to Have Secret Documents Bearing on […]

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$1,000 Offered Burns to Take Phagan Case

May 16, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Friday, May 16th, 1913 Subscriptions From Persons Who Withhold Names Increases the Fund—Other Rewards. The fund inaugurated to bring W. J. Burns, the renowned detective, to Atlanta to clear the Phagan mystery was augmented Friday by contributions which […]

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No Phagan Trial Before Last of June Declares Solicitor

May 15, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Thursday, May 15th, 1913 If Indictments Are Returned by Grand Jury When Bills Are Presented There Will Be No Immediate Trial WM. J. BURNS COMING, SAYS THOS. B. FELDER He Calls Upon the Public to Subscribe a Fund […]

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Burns Investigator Will Probe Slaying

May 15, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Thursday, May 15th, 1913 Noted Detective, Himself, to Take Up Case June 1—One of His Experts Coming Soon. Colonel Thomas B. Felder, noted Atlanta lawyer, Thursday issued the positive statement that William J. Burns would take charge of […]

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Victim of Murder Prepared to Die, Believes Dorsey

May 15, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Thursday, May 15th, 1913 Identification Slip Carried by Mary Phagan in Her Pocketbook Causes Theory That the Victim Had Been Threatened With Violence. Either threatened with death or warned by some dread premonition of an untimely end, Mary […]

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Friends Say Frank’s Actions Point to Innocence

May 14, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, May 14th, 1913 If Leo M. Frank is guilty of any connection with the murder of Mary Phagan, his actions in the Tower belie the time-honored theories of the greatest criminologists the world has ever produced, visitors […]

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Secret Hunt by Burns in Mystery is Likely

May 14, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, May 14th, 1913 Probably Will Not Reveal Presence in City as He Investigates Phagan Case. Colonel Thomas B. Felder said Wednesday that Detective William J. Burns had not arrived, as yet, in New York from his European […]

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New Theory Fails to Change Course of Murder Probe

May 14, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Wednesday, May 14th, 1913 “A Local Celebrity” Is Working Out the New Theory and He Had Not Reported to the Solicitor on Wednesday GIRL’S HANDWRITING GIVES IMPORTANT CLUE Grand Jury to Take Up Case May 22 or 23, […]

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Clue is Sought in Handwriting of Mary Phagan

May 14, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Wednesday, May 14th, 1913 Reporter of The Constitution Is Summoned by Solicitor General Hugh M. Dorsey for Conference. OFFICIALS INVESTIGATE THEORY OF MYSTERY Much Interest Is Created by the Report That a New Arrest May Be Made in […]

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Mother Thinks Police Are Doing Their Best

May 13, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, May 13th, 1913 Mrs. J. W. Coleman, mother of little 14-year-old Mary Phagan, prostrated with grief for sixteen days following the tragic slaying of her child, took up her household duties Tuesday for the first time, resigned […]

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Frank’s Life in Tower

May 13, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, May 13th, 1913 Of the many prisoners confined in the Tower, Leo M. Frank stands far above them all as the central figure in the public eye while the exhaustive investigation into the death of Mary Phagan […]

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Solicitor Dorsey is Working New Theory in Phagan Mystery

May 13, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Tuesday, May 13th, 1913 He Will Not Disclose Its Nature, but He, Lanford and Beavers Declare No Arrests Are Contemplated SOLICTOR WOULD WELCOME HELP OF BURNS But Says He Knows Nothing of Effort to Bring Him Here, Miss […]

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Mystery Within a Mystery Now Baffling Newspaper Men Working on the Phagan Case

May 13, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Tuesday, May 13th, 1913 By Thomas Byrd Magath A veil of mystery so dense as to completely shut off the light from all newspaper men surrounds the identity of the detective who has been employed by Solicitor General […]

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New Theory is Offered in Phagan Mystery

May 13, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, May 13th, 1913 Detectives Not Centering All Their Efforts on Frank and Lee Now. Detectives in Phagan mystery are not centering all their efforts upon Frank and Lee. New theories have been advanced, new clews examined and […]

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My Son Innocent, Declares Mother of Leo M. Frank

May 13, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Tuesday, May 13th, 1913 “I Am Confident That He Will Be Proven Not Guilty of This Terrible Crime,” She Tells Reporter HAS NOT SEEN HER SON SINCE HE WAS MARRIED W. J. Burns Secured to Take Charge of […]

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Phagan Case is Delayed

May 12, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Monday, May 12th, 1913 Not Likely to Go to Grand Jury This Week More Time Taken to Strengthen Evidence Evidence in the Phagan case may not be presented to the Grand Jury this week. This was the intimation […]

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Rumor That Frank Married in Brooklyn Not True, Says Eagle

May 12, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Monday, May 12th, 1913 At Request of The Journal, One of Numerous Reports About Man Held in Phagan Case Is Investigated TWO ‘NO BILLS’ NECESSARY TO FREE PRISONERS Solicitor’s “Famous” Detective Has Left City-Character Witnesses Not Likely to […]

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The Phagan Case Day by Day

May 12, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Monday, May 12th, 1913 The history of the baffling Phagan mystery, daily recorded, is briefly as follows: Sunday April 26—Girl’s body found in basement of pencil factory. Newt Lee, negro night watchman, who made discovery, arrested. Arthur Mullinax, […]

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Find Guilty Man, Frank’s Lawyer Told Pinkertons

May 12, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Monday, May 12th, 1913 “You Are Employed to Hunt Down Murderer, It Matters Not Who He Is,” Luther Rosser Informs Detectives. GRAND JURY TO PROBE MYSTERY NEXT WEEK Solicitor Dorsey States That He Wants All the Evidence Ready […]

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Burns Called into Phagan Mystery; On Way From Europe

May 12, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Monday, May 12th, 1913 Famous American Detective Cables He Will Return Immediately In Response to Col. Felder’s Plea For His Services to Capture Slayer. William J. Burns, the world-famed detective, probably will take charge of the Phagan case. […]

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Caught Frank With Girl in Park, He Says

May 11, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Sunday, May 11th, 1913 Robert T. House, a Special Policeman, Gives New Evidence to City Detectives. In the evidence obtained Saturday in the Mary Phagan case, one piece that the detectives regard as the most important bore on […]

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Frank is Awaiting Action of the Grand Jury Calmly

May 11, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Sunday, May 11th, 1913 Leo M. Frank, calmly and without any apparent fear or apprehension, is awaiting the decision of the 24 men who will determine this week whether or not an indictment shall be returned against him […]

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Mystery of 14-Year-Old Mary Phagan’s Tragic End Adds One to Long List of Atlanta’s Unsolved Crimes

May 11, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Sunday, May 11th, 1913 BY GORDON NOEL HURTEL. The mystery surrounding the murder of Mary Phagan, the young factory girl who met a tragic and a terrible death in the heart of a city whose streets were thronged […]

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Mary Phagan’s Death Only Assured Fact Developed

May 11, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Sunday, May 11th, 1913 BY JAMES. B. NEVIN. Mary Phagan is dead. She was murdered. Leo Frank, and Newt Lee are in jail, upon the findings of a Coroner’s jury, held as suspects for investigation by the Grand […]

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Officer Swears He Found Frank With Young Girl

May 11, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Sunday, May 11th, 1913 Robert House, Now a Special Policeman, Tells the Atlanta Detectives of an Incident of Over a Year Ago. SEES FRANK IN TOWER AND RECOGNIZES HIM Three More Pinkertons Are Put on the Phagan Case, […]

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City Detectives’ Theory of Phagan Murder Outlined

May 11, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Sunday, May 11th, 1913 The Journal Presents First Complete Statement of Case Solicitor and His Investigators Seek to Build HOW DETECTIVES THINK CRIME WAS COMMITTED They Maintain That Mary Phagan Was Left Unconscious in Factory Near Midday and […]

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Weak Evidence Against Men in Phagan Slaying

May 11, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. NO REAL SOLUTION OF PHAGAN SLAYING MYSTERY EVIDENCE AGAINST MEN NOW HELD IN BAFFLING CASE WEAK, SAYS OLD POLICE REPORTER Atlanta Georgian Sunday, May 11th, 1913 Detectives in Coroner’s Jury Probe Admit They Have Nothing on Which to Convict Anyone […]

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Grand Jury to Consider Phagan Case This Week

May 11, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Sunday, May 11th, 1913 Intere[s]ts in the investigation of the mysterious murder two weeks ago of little Mary Phagan centered Saturday in the grand jury. Two men, Leo M. Frank, superintendent of the pencil factotry [sic], where the […]

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Public Now Knows All Facts in Murder Case, Say Detectives

May 10, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Saturday, May 10th, 1913 Pinkertons Declare the State Has No Evidence of Importance That Hasn’t Been Given to the Newspapers IDENTITY OF SOLICITOR’S DETECTIVE A MYSTERY Chief Lanford Believes He Is One of Sheriff’s Capable Deputies—Gantt Questioned, Newt […]

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Guard of Secrecy is Thrown About Phagan Search by Solicitor

May 10, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Saturday, May 10th, 1913 Names of Witnesses Withheld by Dorsey to Prevent “Manufacturers of Public Opinion” Getting in Touch with Them—Satisfied with Progress. Solicitor General Hugh M. Dorsey declared Saturday afternoon that he was very well satisfied with […]

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