Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case.
Thursday, May 8th, 1913
The inquest was resumed at 2:40. Only a small crowd was present.
Miss Hattie Hall, stenographer for the Pencil Company, was called.
She said she had been connected with the company since December 4.
From a pile of papers taken from the factory records, Miss Hall identified a number that were written by herself. She said she did not think she could identify Frank’s writing. Miss Hall selected eight letters that she had written. She said she didn’t know how long it had taken her to write the letters.
Miss Hall looked at the cash book and the book containing the financial sheets and said there was nothing in them she had done on April 26.
Couldn’t Identify Writing.
Coroner Donehoo did not explain his interrogation of the witness along these lines. He appeared very anxious to know just what work she had done on the day of the murder, and instructed her to be careful in identifying her own writing. Several questions were asked her regarding Frank’s handwriting, but she insisted that she could not identify it. Continue Reading →