Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case.
August 5th, 1913
By JAMES B. NEVIN.
Black and sinister, depressing in its every aspect and horrible in its gloom, the testimony of Jim Conley in the Frank case was given to the court and the jury under direct examination Monday.
The shadow of the negro had loomed like a frightful cloud over the courtroom for days—the negro himself came into the case Monday. And he came into it in an awful and unspeakably sensational way!
The public was prepared for most that Conley said—it was not quite prepared for all he said.
The State, in its direct examination of Conley, climaxed its case against Frank most thrillingly and most abhorrently. If that climax is not rendered impossible, ridiculous absurd by the defense, then the young factory superintendent is doomed.
It is, indeed, now a battle to the death—and to worse than the death!Continue Reading →