Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case.
July 26th, 1913
Pencil Factory Superintendent Declares the Sooner He Faces a Jury the Sooner He’ll Gain His Freedom
ACCUSED OF PHAGAN CRIME, HE WELCOMES TRIAL DAY
Wife is Regular Visitor to the Tower—Frank’s Time In Prison Is Spent in Reading and Playing Chess
Leo M. Frank is ready and anxious to go on trial for his life before Judge Roan in the superior court next Monday morning, according to statements he has made to friends who visited him in his cell in the tower.
“The sooner I face the jury, the sooner I will gain my liberty,” he is quoted as having said.
This indicates that the factory superintendent, accused of the most atrocious crime in Atlanta’s history, is confident of an acquittal.
Frank is as fit physically to face a jury as he was the day he was incarcerated. He has not had a day’s sickness during his detention. He has lived regularly, getting eight hours of sleep and plenty of exercise.Continue Reading →