Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case.
Thursday, May 8th, 1913
Witnesses Are Quizzed in Detail, but Nothing Important Brought Out. Officials Say They Are Satisfied With Case as It Is Being Developed.
Whatever evidence the police officials may have directly to connect any of the suspects with the killing of Mary Phagan, it was not produced at the early session of the Coroner’s inquest Thursday.
What this evidence is the officials refuse to say—except that they are satisfied with the progress that is being made in unraveling the mystery.
Leo Frank, superintendent of the National Pencil Factory, is expected to be the most important witness of the day.
It is said that an entirely new line of questioning will be taken up.
W. W. (“Boots”) Rogers, former county policeman, and Lemmie Quinn, foreman in the tipping department at the National Pencil Factory, were the principal witnesses. Neither gave testimony that was materially damaging to either Leo M. Frank or Newt Lee, who are being held in connection with the crime.
Rogers was questioned closely of the events of the morning the crime was discovered, and told of taking the officers to the scene in his automobile. Beyond his belief that Frank appeared nervous when he was visited at his home by the detectives, Rogers had no information that appeared to point suspicion in one direction more than another. Continue Reading →