Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case.
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 the Near Future.
The handwriting of Mary Phagan is likely to play a prominent part in the investigation of her murder. Rumors came Tuesday from the solicitor general’s office that new clues had been discovered in the form of notes or letters, and that much energy was being concentrated in investigation along that line.
Handwriting experts have been summoned before Mr. Dorsey this morning. A reporter for The Constitution who has several specimens of the murdered girl’s handwriting has also been ordered to appear at the solicitor’s office this morning at 10 o’clock.
It is reported that mysterious notes have been found by a number of the solicitor’s staff, and that Mr. Dorsey’s object is to identify, by the specimens in the reporter’s possession, the Phagan girl’s script. It also has been advanced that the strange notes caused the new theory on which the solicitor is working.
Mr. Dorsey and his entire office staff is unusually reticent about the rumored clues. He will neither deny or affirm the report that notes or letters of any character pertaining to the mystery have been discovered.
“To talk at present,” he said, “would be disastrous. We must have time to verify our theory.”
Dorsey Interviews Mrs. Barrett.
Mrs. Mary Barrett, a woman who is said to have been in the pencil factory the Saturday afternoon that Mary Phagan disappeared, was summoned before Mr. Dorsey Tuesday afternoon. She came with her daughter, a pretty little girl, who was present during her mother’s examination. Continue Reading →