Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case.
The Atlanta Journal
Friday, July 18, 1913
*Editor’s Note: Small sections of text are missing due to scanning near a crease.
NOTED SLEUTHS WHO HAD ACCUSED FRANK NOW CHANGE THEORY
Harry Scott, Field Chief of the Pinkertons, Refuses to Discuss the Agency’s Change of Theory.
AGENTS HAVE WORKED ON CASE ALONG WITH POLICE
The Pinkertons Were Employed by the National Pencil Factory Immediately Following the Murder
That the Pikerton [sic] detectives, who for so many weeks held to the theory that Leo M. Frank is guilty of the Mary Phagan murder, now lay the crime to the door of Jim Conley, is a recent development of interest to the students of the murder mystery.
While Harry Scott, the field chief of the Pinkerton operatives, who have been working on the case practically from the first, employed by the National pencil factory to find Mary Phagan’s murderer, regardless of who the criminal might be, refuses to discuss the case, the Journal has learned from unquestioned authority that the theory of the Pinkertons has undergone a change.