Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case.
August 1st, 1913
R. B. Barrett, a machinist at the National Pencil factory, who declares that he found strands of hair similar to Mary Phagan’s on his machine after the murder, and who also told of finding a torn piece of pay envelope in the same room and under the machine where the hair was found, followed Monteen Stover on the stand.
He was asked if he had testified before the coroner’s and the grand jury, and replied that he had.
“What did you see near Mary Phagan’s machine?”
“A peculiar spot on the floor,” he replied.
“Was the spot there Friday?”
He described the spot as being four or five inches in diameter and with similar spots back of it and leading toward the entrance to the rear.
“What hour Monday did you find these spots?”
“Between 6:30 and 7 o’clock on Monday.”Continue Reading →