Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case.
The Atlanta Journal
Thursday, July 10, 1913
Beavers Puts Police on Trail of Men Blamed By Girl Guests for Situation in Downtown Hotels
GIRL VICTIM BARES HOTEL CONDITIONS TO RECORDER
Judge Broyles Hears Sensational Expose of Vice Situation Said to Exist in Many Atlanta Rooming Houses
As the outcome of the dramatic confession made by Hattie Smith in the recorder’s court Wednesday afternoon Chief Beavers announced Thursday morning that he will open a war against the men who, he asserts, are ruining girls.
Following the trial in court Wednesday the chief says that Hattie Smith gave him more details than came out in the testimony, detailed though it was. He says that he now has the names of several men whom the Smith girl says she had taken auto rides with. The chief says that he will take steps against these men.
In beginning his campaign, the chief makes the statement that he holds the men responsible for the life led by the wayward woman. Poor girls, without even the necessities of life, have no show against men who are always on the watch to prey upon them, declared Beavers.
SMITH GIRL TELLS STORY.