Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case.
The Atlanta Journal
Thursday, July 10, 1913
Examination of Portion of Slain Girl’s Pay Envelope Fails to Throw Any Light on the Murder Mystery
FLETCHER, AT FEDERAL PEN MAKES EXAMINATION
Fight for Release of Newt Lee on Habeas Corpus Resumed and Hearing Will Be Given Saturday Morning
That the murderer of Mary Phagan can never be identified by finger prints on the pay envelope found in the factory, and the “re-setting” of Newt Lee’s habeas corpus for 10 o’clock. Saturday morning, were two important developments of the sensational murder mystery Thursday.
According to Attorney Bernard L. Chappell, of Graham & Chappell, counsel for the negro night watchman, fifty witnesses among them the negro James Conley, confessed accomplice, and Leo M. Frank, accused of the crime, will be subpenaed for the habeas corpus hearing.
It is known that the solicitor general, Hugh M. Dorsey, will oppose the release from the Tower of Lee on the ground that he is a material witness.
Counsel for Frank will take no part in the fight to secure the release of Lee, but Attorney Reuben R. Arnold stated when the case was postponed that he would oppose any effort to bring Frank into the court for the habeas corpus hearing.
It is said that the counsel for Frank will oppose bringing him to the court on the ground that it is not lawful to force a defendant to give any testimony which relates to or bears on the crime for which he is to be tried.
This, as a result, will prevent the much talked of meeting of Frank and Conley.
According to the attorney for Lee, subpenas will be issued to the many detectives who have worked on the case, to the solicitor general and to the foreman of the grand jury that failed to indict Lee.
EXAMINED BY EXPERTS.