Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case.
August 3rd, 1913
Miss Helen Ferguson, formerly employed at the National Pencil factory, but now working for Marcus Loeb and company, was the first state witness put on the stand Saturday morning.
She proved to be a li[t]tle girl in short dresses with her hair hanging in two braids down her back. Her age she gave as sixteen. On the stand she was rather timid and answered questions in an almost inaudible voice, but replied positively to each one. She was only kept on the stand about fifteen minutes.
For two years previous to the murder she declared that she had been working for the National Pencil factory.
“Did you see Frank on April 25, the Friday before the murder?” the solicitor asked after the usual introductory questions of her age and identity.
“Yes,” she replied.Continue Reading →