The Troubling Testimony of Alonzo Mann in the Murder of Little Mary Phagan

May 21, 2016

by Lawson Wellborn WITH THE recent centennial of the death by lynching of Leo Max Frank, public attention has been fixed once again on the remarkable dual murders of Mary Phagan and Leo Frank. As is fairly well-known at this point, 13-year-old Mary Phagan was murdered in the National Pencil Factory in Atlanta on April […]

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T. B. Felder Repudiates Report of Activity for Frank

May 21, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, May 21st, 1913 Stories That He Was Retained by Prisoner’s Friends Silly, He Declares. Mystery piles up upon mystery in the Phagan case. Colonel Thomas B. Felder was asked Wednesday afternoon by The Georgian to reply to […]

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Women Declare Phagan Murder Must Be Solved

May 20, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Tuesday, May 20th, 1913 “Freedom of Murderer Is a Menace to Honor and Life of Every Woman,” Writes Mrs. James Carr. Optimistic over the prospects for solving the Mary Phagan mystery, C. W. Tobie, chief of the William […]

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Phagan Case Goes to the Grand Jury in Present Form

May 20, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Tuesday, May 20th, 1913 Solicitor and Detectives Are Ready With Evidence and Will Present Bills for Jury’s Consideration Friday CAN FRANK INTRODUCE WITNESSES IN DEFENSE? This Question Is Being Considered by Solicitor—Another Report That Mary Phagan Was Seen […]

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Cases Ready Against Lee and Leo Frank

May 20, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, May 20th, 1913 Solicitor General Dorsey Declares All Evidence Will Go to the Grand Jury Friday. Solicitor General Hugh M. Dorsey announced Tuesday morning that the State’s case against Leo M. Frank and Newt Lee in connection […]

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Jewish Effort to Exonerate Sex Killer Frank Continues

May 20, 2016

Death threats to jury claimed by Jews never happened; were invented by Frank partisans years later EDITOR’S NOTE: Jews are losing the debate on the Leo Frank case — the very case that sparked the creation of their “Anti-Defamation League.” Due to the efforts of the National Alliance and its allies, the truth about Frank’s […]

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Burns Eager to Solve Phagan Case

May 19, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Monday, May 19th, 1913 Famous Detective Expected to Arrive From Europe and Start Work Before June 1. STARTLING NEW EVIDENCE IS REPORTED DISCOVERED Important Revelation Looked For To-day—Search Being Pushed With Renewed Vigor. Colonel Thomas B. Felder announced […]

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Detectives Seek Clue in Writing of Negro Suspect

May 19, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Monday, May 19th, 1913 Another Employee of the National Pencil Company Now Held at Police Headquarters. VALUABLE EVIDENCE FOUND BY BURNS MAN For Hours the New Detective, Col. Thomas B. Felder and Solicitor General Hugh Dorsey Discuss Case. […]

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Burns’ Investigator Outlines His Theory of Phagan Murder

May 19, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Monday, May 19th, 1913 It Coincides In Practically Every Feature With Theory Held by Solicitor Dorsey, Detectives and Pinkertons MYSTERY CAN BE SOLVED, INVESTIGATOR DECLARES He Holds Long Conerence [sic] With Solicitor, Who Has Welcomed Him Into Case, […]

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Jewish Group Erects Memorial for Corrupt Collaborator in Frank Case

May 19, 2016

John Marshall Slaton’s corruption was exposed by National Alliance; and even Slaton affirmed Frank’s guilty verdict and stated “anti-Semitism” was not the cause of his conviction. PLANS WERE announced this week to honor the Georgia governor known for—100 years ago—commuting the death sentence of a man widely believed to be wrongly convicted of murder. That […]

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Burns Agent Outlines Phagan Theory

May 19, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Monday, May 19th, 1913 Famous Detective’s Aid, C. W. Tobie, Issues First Statement on Work in Slaying Case. C. W. Tobie, manager of the criminal department of the W. J. Burns Detective Agency, Monday made public his theory […]

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Three Arrests Expected Soon in Phagan Case

May 18, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Sunday, May 18th, 1913 Members of the Staff of the Solicitor General Are Now Keeping Trio Under Strict Surveillance. LANFORD HAS EVIDENCE TO CONVICT, HE SAYS Will Not Divulge Its Nature to Anyone, He Declares. Court Postponed to […]

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Burns Sleuth Makes Report in Phagan Case

May 18, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Sunday, May 18th, 1913 Progress of Investigation Into Girl’s Slaying Very Rapid, Declares Felder. After 24 hours on the scene of the Phagan muder, the head of the department of criminal investigation of the Burns Detective Agency made […]

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Burns, Called in as Last Resort, Faces ‘Cold Trail’ in Baffling Phagan Case

May 18, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Sunday, May 18th, 1913 World’s Most Famous Detective Must Disregard All Theories Advanced Thus Far and Must Evolve His Own Solution of the Mysterious Slaying. By AN OLD POLICE REPORTER. Can William J. Burns solve the Phagan mystery? […]

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Phagan Theory is Unchanged After Three Weeks’ Probe

May 18, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Sunday, May 18th, 1913 Most Searching Investigation Ever Conducted in a Criminal Case in Georgia Brings No New Developments STATE WILL STAND BY THEORY AS OUTLINED Fund to Pay Detective Burns is Mounting—Greeks Sent In Subscription Saturday, Grand […]

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Billboard Touts Innocence; Phagan Family Says ‘Move On’

May 18, 2016

Many now know that Frank is guilty and oppose exonerating him, due to the efforts of National Alliance members and others fighting for truth THE LATEST SALVO in the century-long saga over Leo Frank’s guilt or innocence was fired on Monday when a digital billboard went live at the intersection of Upper Roswell Road and […]

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Greeks Add to Fund to Solve Phagan Case

May 18, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Sunday, May 18th, 1913 No people in Atlanta have been more anxious than the Greeks to see the murderer of little Mary Phagan brought to justice. A letter received by Colonel Thomas B. Felder yesterday enclosed a check […]

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New Phagan Witnesses Have Been Found

May 17, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Saturday, May 17th, 1913 Solicitor General Dorsey Declares Work of His Greatest Detective Has Been Completed. WELCOMES AID OF BURNS IN CLEARING UP MYSTERY Solicitor Hugh M. Dorsey said Saturday that his “greatest detective in America” would not […]

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In Loop of Death Dorsey May Have Clue to Murderer

May 17, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Saturday, May 17th, 1913 Noose Found Knotted Around Neck of Mary Phagan Being Carefully Examined by Officers. BURNS RIGHT-HAND MAN NOW PROBING MYSTERY Fund Started by The Constitution for Purpose of Bringing Noted Detective to Atlanta Has Reached […]

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Phagan Case Will Go To Grand Jury in Present Form

May 17, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Saturday, May 17th, 1913 State Is Apparently Ready, as Solicitor Says That He is Not Expecting Any New Evidence for Some Time BURNS’ INVESTIGATOR ON THE JOB, SAYS FELDER Attorney Declares Fund for Employment of the Famous Sleuth […]

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Books and Papers in Phagan Case in Grand Jury’s Hands

May 16, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Friday, May 16th, 1913 Two Employes of Pencil Company Appeared Before Grand Jury Friday in Answer to Subpenas [sic] FELDER RAISING FUND TO PAY W. J. BURNS The Journal Subscribes $100, Mr. Felder Declares a Burns Investigator Will […]

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Secret Probe Began by Burns Agent into the Phagan Mystery

May 16, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Friday, May 16th, 1913 Investigator for Great Detective Believed To Be in City Hunting Phagan Slayer—Will Be on Same Plane as Pinkertons—State Won’t Aid. Solicitor General Hugh M. Dorsey said Friday that William J. Burns and his assistants […]

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Constitution Starts Fund to Bring Burns Here to Solve the Mary Phagan Murder Mystery

May 16, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Friday, May 16th, 1913 By all means employ William J. Burns to solve the Mary Phagan murder mystery! It will cost several thousand dollars to get the world-famous detective to come to Atlanta, and The Constitution herewith starts […]

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Burns Hunt for Phagan Slayer Begun

May 16, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Friday, May 16th, 1913 Skilled Aide of Famous Detective Arrives in Atlanta—Keeps Identity Secret. Contributions for a fund to bring W. J. Burns, the great detective, to Atlanta in the Phagan case follow: The Georgian ……………$100 The Constitution […]

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Coming of Burns is Assured, Says Colonel Felder

May 16, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Friday, May 16th, 1913 To Solve Phagan Murder, Joseph Hirsch, Capitalist, Starts Public Subscription to Assure Fund for Burns. SOCIETY WOMEN AID MOVEMENT FOR FUND Local Detectives in Conference and Are Believed to Have Secret Documents Bearing on […]

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$1,000 Offered Burns to Take Phagan Case

May 16, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Friday, May 16th, 1913 Subscriptions From Persons Who Withhold Names Increases the Fund—Other Rewards. The fund inaugurated to bring W. J. Burns, the renowned detective, to Atlanta to clear the Phagan mystery was augmented Friday by contributions which […]

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No Phagan Trial Before Last of June Declares Solicitor

May 15, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Thursday, May 15th, 1913 If Indictments Are Returned by Grand Jury When Bills Are Presented There Will Be No Immediate Trial WM. J. BURNS COMING, SAYS THOS. B. FELDER He Calls Upon the Public to Subscribe a Fund […]

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Burns Investigator Will Probe Slaying

May 15, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Thursday, May 15th, 1913 Noted Detective, Himself, to Take Up Case June 1—One of His Experts Coming Soon. Colonel Thomas B. Felder, noted Atlanta lawyer, Thursday issued the positive statement that William J. Burns would take charge of […]

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Victim of Murder Prepared to Die, Believes Dorsey

May 15, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Thursday, May 15th, 1913 Identification Slip Carried by Mary Phagan in Her Pocketbook Causes Theory That the Victim Had Been Threatened With Violence. Either threatened with death or warned by some dread premonition of an untimely end, Mary […]

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Friends Say Frank’s Actions Point to Innocence

May 14, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, May 14th, 1913 If Leo M. Frank is guilty of any connection with the murder of Mary Phagan, his actions in the Tower belie the time-honored theories of the greatest criminologists the world has ever produced, visitors […]

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Secret Hunt by Burns in Mystery is Likely

May 14, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, May 14th, 1913 Probably Will Not Reveal Presence in City as He Investigates Phagan Case. Colonel Thomas B. Felder said Wednesday that Detective William J. Burns had not arrived, as yet, in New York from his European […]

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New Theory Fails to Change Course of Murder Probe

May 14, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Wednesday, May 14th, 1913 “A Local Celebrity” Is Working Out the New Theory and He Had Not Reported to the Solicitor on Wednesday GIRL’S HANDWRITING GIVES IMPORTANT CLUE Grand Jury to Take Up Case May 22 or 23, […]

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Clue is Sought in Handwriting of Mary Phagan

May 14, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Wednesday, May 14th, 1913 Reporter of The Constitution Is Summoned by Solicitor General Hugh M. Dorsey for Conference. OFFICIALS INVESTIGATE THEORY OF MYSTERY Much Interest Is Created by the Report That a New Arrest May Be Made in […]

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Mother Thinks Police Are Doing Their Best

May 13, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, May 13th, 1913 Mrs. J. W. Coleman, mother of little 14-year-old Mary Phagan, prostrated with grief for sixteen days following the tragic slaying of her child, took up her household duties Tuesday for the first time, resigned […]

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Frank’s Life in Tower

May 13, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, May 13th, 1913 Of the many prisoners confined in the Tower, Leo M. Frank stands far above them all as the central figure in the public eye while the exhaustive investigation into the death of Mary Phagan […]

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Solicitor Dorsey is Working New Theory in Phagan Mystery

May 13, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Tuesday, May 13th, 1913 He Will Not Disclose Its Nature, but He, Lanford and Beavers Declare No Arrests Are Contemplated SOLICTOR WOULD WELCOME HELP OF BURNS But Says He Knows Nothing of Effort to Bring Him Here, Miss […]

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Mystery Within a Mystery Now Baffling Newspaper Men Working on the Phagan Case

May 13, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Tuesday, May 13th, 1913 By Thomas Byrd Magath A veil of mystery so dense as to completely shut off the light from all newspaper men surrounds the identity of the detective who has been employed by Solicitor General […]

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New Theory is Offered in Phagan Mystery

May 13, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, May 13th, 1913 Detectives Not Centering All Their Efforts on Frank and Lee Now. Detectives in Phagan mystery are not centering all their efforts upon Frank and Lee. New theories have been advanced, new clews examined and […]

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My Son Innocent, Declares Mother of Leo M. Frank

May 13, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Tuesday, May 13th, 1913 “I Am Confident That He Will Be Proven Not Guilty of This Terrible Crime,” She Tells Reporter HAS NOT SEEN HER SON SINCE HE WAS MARRIED W. J. Burns Secured to Take Charge of […]

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Phagan Case is Delayed

May 12, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Monday, May 12th, 1913 Not Likely to Go to Grand Jury This Week More Time Taken to Strengthen Evidence Evidence in the Phagan case may not be presented to the Grand Jury this week. This was the intimation […]

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Rumor That Frank Married in Brooklyn Not True, Says Eagle

May 12, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Monday, May 12th, 1913 At Request of The Journal, One of Numerous Reports About Man Held in Phagan Case Is Investigated TWO ‘NO BILLS’ NECESSARY TO FREE PRISONERS Solicitor’s “Famous” Detective Has Left City-Character Witnesses Not Likely to […]

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The Phagan Case Day by Day

May 12, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Monday, May 12th, 1913 The history of the baffling Phagan mystery, daily recorded, is briefly as follows: Sunday April 26—Girl’s body found in basement of pencil factory. Newt Lee, negro night watchman, who made discovery, arrested. Arthur Mullinax, […]

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Find Guilty Man, Frank’s Lawyer Told Pinkertons

May 12, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Monday, May 12th, 1913 “You Are Employed to Hunt Down Murderer, It Matters Not Who He Is,” Luther Rosser Informs Detectives. GRAND JURY TO PROBE MYSTERY NEXT WEEK Solicitor Dorsey States That He Wants All the Evidence Ready […]

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Burns Called into Phagan Mystery; On Way From Europe

May 12, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Monday, May 12th, 1913 Famous American Detective Cables He Will Return Immediately In Response to Col. Felder’s Plea For His Services to Capture Slayer. William J. Burns, the world-famed detective, probably will take charge of the Phagan case. […]

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Caught Frank With Girl in Park, He Says

May 11, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Sunday, May 11th, 1913 Robert T. House, a Special Policeman, Gives New Evidence to City Detectives. In the evidence obtained Saturday in the Mary Phagan case, one piece that the detectives regard as the most important bore on […]

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Frank is Awaiting Action of the Grand Jury Calmly

May 11, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Sunday, May 11th, 1913 Leo M. Frank, calmly and without any apparent fear or apprehension, is awaiting the decision of the 24 men who will determine this week whether or not an indictment shall be returned against him […]

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Mystery of 14-Year-Old Mary Phagan’s Tragic End Adds One to Long List of Atlanta’s Unsolved Crimes

May 11, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Sunday, May 11th, 1913 BY GORDON NOEL HURTEL. The mystery surrounding the murder of Mary Phagan, the young factory girl who met a tragic and a terrible death in the heart of a city whose streets were thronged […]

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Mary Phagan’s Death Only Assured Fact Developed

May 11, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Sunday, May 11th, 1913 BY JAMES. B. NEVIN. Mary Phagan is dead. She was murdered. Leo Frank, and Newt Lee are in jail, upon the findings of a Coroner’s jury, held as suspects for investigation by the Grand […]

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Officer Swears He Found Frank With Young Girl

May 11, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Sunday, May 11th, 1913 Robert House, Now a Special Policeman, Tells the Atlanta Detectives of an Incident of Over a Year Ago. SEES FRANK IN TOWER AND RECOGNIZES HIM Three More Pinkertons Are Put on the Phagan Case, […]

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City Detectives’ Theory of Phagan Murder Outlined

May 11, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Sunday, May 11th, 1913 The Journal Presents First Complete Statement of Case Solicitor and His Investigators Seek to Build HOW DETECTIVES THINK CRIME WAS COMMITTED They Maintain That Mary Phagan Was Left Unconscious in Factory Near Midday and […]

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Weak Evidence Against Men in Phagan Slaying

May 11, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. NO REAL SOLUTION OF PHAGAN SLAYING MYSTERY EVIDENCE AGAINST MEN NOW HELD IN BAFFLING CASE WEAK, SAYS OLD POLICE REPORTER Atlanta Georgian Sunday, May 11th, 1913 Detectives in Coroner’s Jury Probe Admit They Have Nothing on Which to Convict Anyone […]

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Grand Jury to Consider Phagan Case This Week

May 11, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Sunday, May 11th, 1913 Intere[s]ts in the investigation of the mysterious murder two weeks ago of little Mary Phagan centered Saturday in the grand jury. Two men, Leo M. Frank, superintendent of the pencil factotry [sic], where the […]

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Public Now Knows All Facts in Murder Case, Say Detectives

May 10, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Saturday, May 10th, 1913 Pinkertons Declare the State Has No Evidence of Importance That Hasn’t Been Given to the Newspapers IDENTITY OF SOLICITOR’S DETECTIVE A MYSTERY Chief Lanford Believes He Is One of Sheriff’s Capable Deputies—Gantt Questioned, Newt […]

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Guard of Secrecy is Thrown About Phagan Search by Solicitor

May 10, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Saturday, May 10th, 1913 Names of Witnesses Withheld by Dorsey to Prevent “Manufacturers of Public Opinion” Getting in Touch with Them—Satisfied with Progress. Solicitor General Hugh M. Dorsey declared Saturday afternoon that he was very well satisfied with […]

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Girl Will Swear Office of Frank Deserted Between 12:05 and 12:10

May 10, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Saturday, May 10th, 1913 Testimony Considered Important by Officers Because Frank at the Inquest Stated on Stand That He Did Not Leave Between Noon on Saturday and 12:25. When Quinn Came to See Him. SHE WENT TO FACTORY […]

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Detective Harry Scott’s Testimony as Given Before Coroner’s Jury

May 9, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Friday, May 9th, 1913 An unexpected turn was given to the coroner’s inquest into the mysterious murder of Mary Phagan, Thursday afternoon, when Harry Scott, the Pinkerton detective who has been representing that agency in its work on […]

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Best Detective in America Now is on Case, Says Dorsey

May 9, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Friday, May 9th, 1913 Solicitor Dorsey Says He Has Secured Powerful Aid in Search for Slayer of Girl—Woman Says She Heard Screams in Pencil Factory. Shelby Smith, chairman of the Fulton commission, declared Friday afternoon that the board […]

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Character Witnesses are Called in the Case by City Detectives

May 9, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Friday, May 9th, 1913 Tom Backstock, of 21 Hightower street, a youth of about sixteen or seventeen years, testified that he worked at the pencil factory about a year ago. He didn’t know Mr. Frank personally, he said, […]

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Here is Testimony of Witnesses Given at the Final Session of Coroner’s Jury in Phagan Case

May 9, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Friday, May 9th, 1913 Full Story of Hearing Thursday Afternoon When Frank, Newt Lee, Detectives Black and Scott and Several Character Witnesses Were Placed on the Stand The verdict of the coroner’s jury that Mary Phagan came to […]

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With Two Men Held in Tower, Mystery of Murder Deepens

May 9, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Friday, May 9th, 1913 Belief That the Detectives Had Positive Evidence, Which They Were Withholding, Dissipated by Admissions SCOTT AND BLACK REFUSED TO NAME MAN SUSPECTED Case Now Goes to the Grand Jury but No Action Is Expected […]

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Superintendent Frank is Once More Put on Witness Stand

May 9, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Friday, May 9th, 1913 Leo M. Frank general superintendent of the National Pencil factory, was recalled to the stand. He was questioned regarding the elevator. The coroner wanted to know what kind of a door there is to […]

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Investigation Just Begun Says Detective Lanford

May 9, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Friday, May 9th, 1913 General satisfaction was expressed Friday morning by the detectives working on the Phagan case at the action of the coroner’s jury. Chief of Detectives Lanford, however, declares that the work of his department is […]

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Frank and Lee Ordered Held by Coroner’s Jury for Mary Phagan Murder

May 9, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Friday, May 9th, 1913 Sensational Statements Made at Inquest by Two Women, One of Whom Had Been an Employee, Who Declared That Frank Had Been Guilty of Improper Conduct Toward His Feminine Employees and Had Made Proposals to […]

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Newt Lee Tells of the Talk He Had in the Popice [sic] Station

May 9, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Friday, May 9th, 1913 Newt Lee, the negro night watchman, was recalled and asked to tell about any conversation he had with Mr. Frank at the jail or the police station. Lee said he has not talked to […]

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Woman’s Handkerchief Brought to Officers

May 9, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Friday, May 9th, 1913 The detectives are investigating today a clew in the Phagan case brought to Atlanta Thursday by W. A. Smith, of Jonesboro, an employee of the Central of Georgia railroad, which was to the effect […]

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Detective John Black Tell[s] the Jury His Views on the Phagan Case

May 9, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Friday, May 9th, 1913 Detective John Black followed Detective Scott on the stand. He was questioned about the finding of the bloody shirt at Newt Lee’s home. He said that on the Tuesday afternoon after the murder he […]

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Coroner Donehoo Points Out the Law to the Jurors

May 9, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Friday, May 9th, 1913 The coroner’s charge to the jury was in part as follows: “You have heard the statement of the county physician. You have seen what caused death. You have seen the body and have heard […]

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“Boots” Rogers Tells How Body Was Found

May 8, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Thursday, May 8th, 1913 W. W. Rogers was the first witness. He lives at 104 McDonough Road, and operates an automobile for himself. He said he took a party of officers to the National Pencil plant at five […]

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Leo Frank is Again Quizzed by Coroner

May 8, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Thursday, May 8th, 1913 Newt Lee Called to Stand for Further Examination—Coroner Will Put Case in Hands of Jury by 7 o’clock, It is Predicted. Leo M. Frank, superintendent of the National Pencil Factory, and Newt Lee, night […]

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Stenographer in Factory Office on Witness Stand

May 8, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Thursday, May 8th, 1913 Miss Hattie Hall, the stenographer who worked at the National Pencil Factory Saturday morning, April 26, testified as follows: She lives at 69 Luckie Street and works for the National Pencil Company, in Montag […]

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Black Testifies Quinn Denied Visiting Factory

May 8, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Thursday, May 8th, 1913 John Black, city detective, followed Scott. Q. Tell about the shirt.—A. Sergeant Bullard and I went out to the rear of 40 Henry Street and searched Newt Lee’s room. Q. What did you find?—A. […]

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Mr. Frank’s Treatment of Girls Unimpeachable, Says Miss Hall

May 8, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Thursday, May 8th, 1913 Miss Corinthia Hall, an employe in the factory, was the first of the young women employed there to testify before the coroner from their viewpoint regarding Mr. Frank’s attitude and demeanor toward them. She […]

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Frank of Nervous Nature; Says Superintendent Aide

May 8, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Thursday, May 8th, 1913 The inquest was resumed at 2:40. Only a small crowd was present. Miss Hattie Hall, stenographer for the Pencil Company, was called. She said she had been connected with the company since December 4. […]

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Stains on Shirt Were Not Made While Shirt Was Being Worn

May 8, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Thursday, May 8th, 1913 A number of new witnesses had been summoned for the inquest, and the indications were said to be that the session (promised as final in the coroner’s investigation) might last all day. It became […]

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Another Clew in Phagan Case is Worthless

May 8, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Thursday, May 8th, 1913 Pinkertons Find No Foundation for Report of Lunch Room Helper’s Disappearance. Harry Scott, of the Pinkertons, said Thursday that the information obtained by his agency to the effect that a Greek helper in a […]

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Pinkerton Detective Tells of Call From Factory Head

May 8, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Thursday, May 8th, 1913 Harry Scott, the Pinkerton detective who has been working on the case since the day of the crime, took the stand when Schiff concluded his testimony. Scott testified that Frank called him up Sunday […]

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Grand Jury to Sift the Evidence in the Phagan Case Within the Next Few Days

May 8, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Thursday, May 8th, 1913 Late this afternoon the police and detectives engaged on the Phagan case said they were satisfied with the progress being made before the Coroner’s Jury. Apparently all other clews have been abandoned, and the […]

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Quinn, Foreman Over Slain Girl, Tells of Seeing Frank

May 8, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Thursday, May 8th, 1913 L. A. Quinn, foreman of the department of the pencil factory in which Mary Phagan worked, testified as follows: Q. What is your business?—A. Machinist. Q. Did you know Mary Phagan?—A. Yes. Q. What […]

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Girl Employe on Fourth Floor of Factory Saturday

May 8, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Thursday, May 8th, 1913 Miss Corinthia Hall, one of the employees at the National Pencil factory, was a witness. She lives near Kirkwood, at 19 Weatherby Street, and has worked at the factory for three years. She knew […]

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Frank Answers Questions Nervously When Recalled

May 8, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Thursday, May 8th, 1913 Frank was slightly nervous when he was answering the questions. He was asked: Q. What kind of an elevator floor have you in the factory on the office floor?—A. A solid sliding door. Q. […]

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J. L. Watkins Says He Did Not See Phagan Child on Day of Tragedy

May 8, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Thursday, May 8th, 1913 J. L. Watkins, called to the stand after Miss Hall, the stenographer, was excused, clarified his former testimony that he had seen Mary Phagan on the street near her home on Saturday afternoon, April […]

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Lee Repeats His Private Conversation With Frank

May 8, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Thursday, May 8th, 1913 Newt Lee followed Black on the stand. Q. Tell the jury of your conversation with Frank in private—A. I was in the room and he came in. I said, Mr. Frank, it is mighty […]

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Officials Plan to Exhume Body of Victim Today

May 7, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Wednesday, May 7th, 1913 For Second Time in Less Than Week Physicians to Make Examination at the Graveside of Mary Phagan. REFUSE TO TELL WHY ACTION WILL BE TAKEN Search for Finger Prints and New Wounds Is Reported […]

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Detective Chief Fired for Arresting Bowen as a Phagan Suspect

May 7, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Wednesday, May 7th, 1913 Former Atlantan, Who Was Taken Into Custody in Houston, Texas, Early on Monday Night, Released After an Investigation by Chief of Police Department, Who Says He Is Convinced of His Innocence. BOWEN WAS IN […]

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Two New Witnesses in Phagan Mystery to Testify Thursday

May 7, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Wednesday, May 7th, 1913 Detectives Said to Attach Much Importance to Testimony That Two Girls Will Give When Inquest Resumes INQUEST WILL BE ENDED THURSDAY, SAYS DONEHOO Paul P. Bowen Has Been Released by Houston Officials—Chief Detective and […]

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Solicitor Dorsey Orders Body Exhumed in the Hope of Getting New Evidence

May 7, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, May 7th, 1913 Inquest, To Be Resumed Thursday, Will Bring Out Important Facts Not Yet Made Public—Medical Experts To Be Called by Coroner. New mystery was added to the Mary Phagan case on Wednesday, when the authorities […]

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Paul Bowen, Held in Houston, Known Here But Left Atlanta in October; Hasn’t Been Back

May 6, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Tuesday, May 6th, 1913 Negative Alibi Seems Established for Young Man Held in Texas City as Suspected Murderer of Mary Phagan in Atlanta — Police There Say “Strong Evidence,” but Nothing Shows Young Man Was Around Here April […]

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Brother Declares Bowen Left Georgia in August

May 6, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, May 6th, 1913 Paul P. Bowen, arrested in Houston, Texas, on suspicion of complicity in the murder of Mary Phagan, could not have been connected with the Atlanta mystery, according to members of his family here. Albert […]

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Phagan Case and the Solicitor General’s Power Under Law—Dorsey Hasn’t Encroached on Coroner

May 6, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, May 6th, 1913 By A GEORGIA LAWYER. It is absurd to say, as some people have been saying in Atlanta of late, that Solicitor General Dorsey “has taken the Phagan case from the Coroner,” or has “butted […]

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Bowen Still Held by Houston Police in the Phagan Case

May 6, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, May 6th, 1913 Atlanta Police Do Not Believe He is Implicated in Tragedy—Letters From Women and 50 Photographs of Girls Found in Prisoners Trunk. The Atlanta police and State officials say they place little importance in the […]

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Third Man Brought into Phagan Mystery by Frank’s Evidence

May 6, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Tuesday, May 6th, 1913 Lemmie Quinn, Foreman of the Department in Which the Little Girl Worked, Was in His Office Just a Few Minutes After She Received Her Pay on the Day of the Murder, He Tells the […]

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Probe Phagan Case Grand Jury Urged

May 6, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Tuesday, May 6th, 1913 Crime Calls for Your Immediate Attention, Declares Judge Ellis, in His Charge. “The Mary Phagan case calls for your immediate and vigorous attention. The power of the state is behind you. What appears to […]

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Miss Daisy Jones Convinces Jury She Was Mistaken for Mary Phagan

May 6, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Thursday, May 8th, 1913 Miss Daisy Jones, identified by J. L. Watkins as the girl whom he had mistaken for Mary Phagan on the afternoon of April 26, appeared before the coroner’s jury dressed exactly as she was […]

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L. M. Frank’s Complete Story of Where He Was and What He Did on Day of Mary Phagan Murder

May 6, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Tuesday, May 6th, 1913 For Three Hours and a Half Mr. Frank Was on the Stand, Answering Questions About His Movements Every Hour and Minute of the Day—He Was Calm and Unruffled When Excused From Stand and Returned […]

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Story of Paul Bowen’s Arrest as Told by Associated Press

May 6, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Tuesday, May 6th, 1913 The actions of a man giving his name as Paul P. Bowen, observed by a woman boarder at the hotel where he was stopping, and the story she told the police, caused his arrest […]

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How Frank Spent Day of Tragedy

May 6, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, May 6th, 1913 Factory Superintendent Explains Every Hour of the Saturday Phagan Girl Was Slain. Here is told how Frank passed the whole day of the Saturday when Mary Phagan was killed. The following is taken from […]

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“Pistol Toting” is Condemned by Judge Ellis in His Charge

May 6, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Tuesday, May 6th, 1913 The instructions given the new Fulton county grand jury by Judge William D. Ellis in his charge at the empanelling of that body Monday morning placed especial stress upon the call of the Mary […]

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Frank’s Testimony Fails to Lift Veil of Mystery

May 6, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, May 6th, 1913 Factory Superintendent’s Statements on the Witness Stand Considered Distinctly Favorable to Him. Leo M. Frank’s testimony before the Coroner’s inquest threw no new light upon the Phagan case. Indeed, if it did anything it […]

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Pictures of Fifty Girls Found in Search of Bowen’s Trunk

May 6, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Tuesday, May 6th, 1913 BY KENNETH TODD. Formerly reporter on The Atlanta Journal, now the special correspondent in Houston. (Special Dispatch to The Journal.) Paul P. Bowen, a round-faced youth of twenty years, was arrested in Houston by […]

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Newest Clews in Phagan Case Not Yet Public

May 6, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, May 6th, 1913 Body of Slain Girl Exhumed and Bloodstains on Factory Floor Analyzed. NEW THEORY ANNOUNCED Solicitor Believes Victim May Have Been Thrown, Still Alive, Down Elevator Shaft. Solicitor General Dorsey, Chief of Detectives Lanford, Chief […]

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Didn’t See Girl Late Saturday, He Admits

May 6, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Thursday, May 8th, 1913 Man Who Said Mary Phagan Passed His Place Testifies He Was Wrong. J. L. Watkins, who testified that he saw Mary Phagan Saturday afternoon, April 26, between 4 and 5 o’clock, was called to […]

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Crowds at Phagan Inquest

May 5, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Grand Jury Instructed to Probe Deeply Atlanta Georgian Monday, May 5th, 1913 Evidence Secured by Detectives May Not Be Presented at Coroner’s Inquest—Lee and Frank to Testify. Many Other Witnesses Are Ready. The Phagan inquest began at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon […]

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Frank on Witness Stand

May 5, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Monday, May 5th, 1913 Makes Statement Under Oath; Nervous, But Replies Quickly Phagan Inquest, Starting Late Monday Afternoon, Attracts Throng—200 Girls and Women Summoned As Witnesses, at Police Station. The Coroner’s inquest into the Phagan mystery did not […]

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Miss Hattie Hall, Stenographer, Left Pencil Factory at Noon

May 5, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Thursday, May 8th, 1913 Miss Hattie Hall, a stenographer, was called to the stand after Quinn was excused. When Miss Hall was excused, shortly before 12:30 o’clock, she was told to return at 2:30 o’clock, as she probably […]

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Judge W. D. Ellis Charges Grand Jury to Probe into Phagan Slaying Mystery

May 5, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Monday, May 5th, 1913 Urges Enforcement of Laws Regulating Locker Clubs and Against Sunday Tippling, Questionable Houses and Carrying Concealed Weapons Judge W. D. Ellis, of the Superior Court, delivered the following address to the new Grand Jury, […]

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Judge Charges Grand Jury to Go Deeply Into Phagan Mystery

May 5, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Monday, May 5th, 1913 Judge Ellis, in his charge to the May Grand Jury, took up the Mary Phagan case. The address is published in full in this issue of The Georgian. What Judge Ellis said specifically about […]

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Coroner’s Jury Likely to Hold Both Prisoners

May 5, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Monday, May 5th, 1913 In the following story will be found the developments in the Phagan case up to the time the inquest was resumed Monday afternoon: It is said, but without authority, that a great deal of […]

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Greeks Make Protest

May 5, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Thursday, May 8th, 1913 Object to Flaring Headlines Over Phagan Mystery. One hundred of the most prominent members of the Greek community in Atlanta gathered in their community hall on Whitehall street last night and protested vigorously against […]

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Sleuths Believe They Can Convict Phagan Murderer

May 5, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Monday, May 5th, 1913 Detectives Are of Opinion They Have in Their Possession All Evidence That Is Needed by the Jury. INFORMATION SECURED FROM MYSTERIOUS GIRL Coroner’s Jury Will Resume Inquest at 2 O’Clock This Afternoon — Factory […]

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Police Still Withhold Evidence; Frank To Be Examined on New Lines

May 5, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian 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 […]

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Phagan Girl’s Body Exhumed

May 5, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Monday, May 5th, 1913 [Coroner and County Physician Will Have Girl’s Stomach Examined — Added from May 6th article — Ed.] The reason for the delay in beginning the Coroner’s inquest was that Coroner Donehoo was in Marietta […]

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Coroner’s Inquest Resumed 2:30 p. m.; Frank Will Testify

May 5, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Monday, May 5th, 1913 Factory Superintendent Was Expected to Be the Chief Witness, Though 200 Others Had Been Subpoenaed NEW GRAND JURY URGED TO PROMPT INVESTIGATION A Thousand Violations of Law Against Vice Do Not Equal Crime of […]

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Women Inspectors Urged to Protect Factory Girls

May 5, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Monday, May 5th, 1913 Dr. Holderby took occasion during his Sunday morning service at Moore Memorial church to refer to the recent horrible Phagan tragedy, which has shocked the entire community, and urged the people not to discuss […]

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The Case of Mary Phagan

May 4, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Sunday, May 4th, 1913 At the top is a sketch made by Henderson from the last photograph taken of little Mary Phagan, the 14-year-old girl of tragedy. Below is a photograph of her mother and step-father, Mr. and […]

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Slayer of Mary Phagan May Still be at Large

May 4, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Sunday, May 4th, 1913 The mystery of the death of pretty Mary Phagan enters upon its second week to-day with the police authorities admitting that they are still without a conclusive solution. So far as the public has […]

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Old Police Reporter Analyzes Mystery Phagan Case Solution Far Off, He Says

May 4, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Sunday, May 4th, 1913 Problem of Slaying in Pencil Factory One That Never May Be Cleared, Declares Crime Expert. BY AN OLD POLICE REPORTER. Perhaps as many of the great murder mysteries of history have been solved through […]

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Lemmie Quinn Grilled by Coroner But He Sticks to His Statement

May 4, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Thursday, May 8th, 1913 L. A. Quinn was called to the stand. He lives at 31B Julliam street, he said, and is foreman of the metal department at the National Pencil factory. Mary Phagan worked in his department, […]

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Dr. John E. White Writes on the Phagan Case

May 4, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Sunday, May 4th, 1913 Draws a Lesson From the Shocking Occurrence of a Week Ago, and Urges Confidence in the Courage of the Law. By DR. JOHN E. WHITE. Pastor of the Second Baptist Church of Atlanta. The […]

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Grand Jury to Take Up Phagan Case To-morrow

May 4, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Sunday, May 4th, 1913 The uncertainty that has marked every phase in the case of Mary Phagan probably will be somewhat removed when the new Fulton County Grand Jury for the May term of the Superior Court meets […]

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Frank Will Take Stand at Inquest

May 4, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Thursday, May 8th, 1913 Mrs. Mattie White Tells Detectives That on Afternoon of Killing She Saw Negro in Factory. Leo M. Frank will probably be the first witness to take the stand in the Mary Phagan murder inquest […]

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Girl in Red Dress May Furnish Clue to Phagan Mystery

May 4, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Sunday May 4th, 1913 [The top part of this article is cut off including the headline and the sub-headings – Ed.] A 17-year-old miss, [several words illegible] blonde and who weighs about [several words illegible] 140 pounds, and […]

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Impostors Busy in Sleuth Roles in Phagan Case

May 4, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Sunday, May 4th, 1913 Representing Themselves as Pinkertons, Two Men Are Interviewing Leading Witnesses in Mystery. DETECTIVES WORRIED BY PLANTED EVIDENCE Men Working on Case Believe That Some Interests May Be Trying to Fix the Crime on Suspects. […]

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Gov. Brown on the Phagan Case

May 4, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Let the Law Take Its Course, He Says ‘Guilty Will Be Punished, Innocent Free’ Atlanta Constitution Sunday, May 4th, 1913 I desire to commend, with all the emphasis at my command, the Hearst newspapers’ timely suggestion to the people of […]

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Inquest Scene is Dramatic in its Tenseness

May 4, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Thursday, May 8th, 1913 Crowd in Small, Smoke-Filled Room Breathlessly Follows the Phagan Slaying Inquiry. FATHER WEEPS SILENTLY Jurors, Officials and Detectives Manifest Intense Interest in Replies of Witnesses. In a small, crowded and smoke-filled room at police  […]

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Analysis of Blood Stains May Solve Phagan Mystery

May 3, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Saturday, May 3rd, 1913 Three Former Employees at Pencil Factory Are Summoned to Testify. Expected That Frank and Watchman Will Be Questioned Further. It was reported to-day that three young women, former employees of the National Pencil Factory, […]

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Phagan Inquest in Session; Six Witnesses are Examined Before Adjournment to 2:30

May 3, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Thursday, May 8th, 1913 Lemmie Quinn, the Factory Foreman, Was Put Through a Grilling Examination, but He Steadily Maintained That He Visited the Factory Shortly After the Time Mary Phagan is Supposed to Have Left With Her Pay […]

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Stains of Blood on Shirt Fresh, Says Dr. Smith

May 3, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Thursday, May 8th, 1913 City Bacteriologist Makes His Report After Examination of Garment of Negro Which Was Found in Trash Barrel. LEE’S CELLMATE MAY TESTIFY AT INQUEST Witness Spent 24 Hours in Same Cell With Phagan Prisoner — […]

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Not Guilty, Say Both Prisoners

May 3, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Saturday, May 3rd, 1913 Leo M. Frank and the Night Watchman, Newt Lee, Reiterate Declarations of Innocence in Phagan Crime. Leo M. Frank yesterday morning in his cell in the Tower reiterated his plea of innocence to a […]

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Detectives Confer With Coroner and Solicitor Dorsey

May 3, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Saturday, May 3rd, 1913 Following Meeting Lasting Two Hours, Officials Investigating Murder Mystery Visited Scene of Tragedy NO CHANGE IN PLANS FOR INQUEST MONDAY Progress Has Been Made In Developing Evidence, It Is Said, but its Nature Has […]

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Phagan Girl’s Body Again Exhumed for Finger-Print Clews

May 3, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, May 7th, 1913 Third Time Unfortunate Victim’s Remains Have Been Exhumed—Dorsey Says Officials Are Not Looking for Finger Prints, but Other Clews. The body of Mary Phagan was exhumed early Wednesday for the second time in two […]

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Lee is Quizzed by Dorsey for New Evidence

May 2, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, May 7th, 1913 Important Light is T[h]rown on Case Also by Girl Companion of Mary Phagan. With new evidence in hand, Solicitor Dorsey went to the jail at 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon to question Newt Lee, the […]

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Police Still Puzzled by Mystery of Phagan Case

May 2, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Friday, May 2nd, 1913 200 Witnesses To Be Called When Inquest Into Slaying of Factory Girl Is Resumed Next Monday—Felder to Aid State. The exact facts in the Phagan case as this edition of The Georgian goes to […]

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Dorsey Puts Own Sleuths Onto Phagan Slaying Case

May 2, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Friday, May 2nd, 1913 200 Witnesses To Be Called When Inquest Into Slaying of Factory Girl Is Resumed Next Monday—Detectives Are Busy. Coroner Declares Inquiry Will Not Be Made Hastily—Every Clew To Be Probed Thoroughly. Lee and Frank […]

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Frank and Lee Held in Tower; Others Released

May 2, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Friday, May 2nd, 1913 Grand Jury May Take Up Phagan Investigation Following Conference Between Dorsey, Beavers and Lanford. MULLINAX AND GANTT ARE GIVEN FREEDOM Coroner’s Jury Will Resume Hearing on Monday, Following the Subpoenaing of 200 Witnesses. Thomas […]

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Bowen Given Liberty, Makes Full Statement

May 2, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Wednesday, May 7th, 1913 P. P. Bowen, who was arrested here yesterday on suspicion in connection with an Atlanta case and who was released last night, made this statement today: “My father is S. C. Bowen. He lives […]

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Solicitor Dorsey is Making Independent Probe of Phagan Case

May 2, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Friday, May 2nd, 1913 Outside of Solicitor’s Activity There Have Been No Developments Since the Suspects Were Transferred to Tower GROUNDLESS RUMORS DENIED BY OFFICIALS Chief Lanford’s Busy Running Down Tips—Coroner’s Inquest Will Be Resumed on Monday Afternoon […]

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State Enters Phagan Case; Frank and Lee are Taken to Tower

May 1, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Thursday, May 1st, 1913 Watchman and Frank Go on Witness Stand This Afternoon—Dorsey, Dissatisfied, May Call Special Session of Grand Jury To-morrow. Coroner Donohuoo [sic] late to-day issued a commitment against Leo M. Frank, superintendent at the National […]

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Frank Not Apparently Nervous Say Last Men to Leave Factory

May 1, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Thursday May 1st, 1913 Following Mechanic Barrett’s declaration that there were two men at work Saturday at noon on the top floor of the factory building, Coroner Donehoo ordered detectives to accompany the machinist to the plant and […]

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Frank Tried to Flirt With Murdered Girl Says Her Boy Chum

May 1, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Thursday, May 1st 1913 Mary Phagan Was Growing Afraid of Advances Made to Her by Superintendent of the Factory, George W. Epps, 15 Years Old, Tells the Coroner’s Jury. BOY HAD ENGAGEMENT TO MEET HER SATURDAY BUT SHE […]

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Girl Was Dead Ten Hours Before Her Body Was Found

May 1, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Thursday, May 1st, 1913 Mary Phagan had been dead ten hours or more before her body was discovered in the basement darkness of the factory building. This is the opinion of expert embalmists of Bloomfield’s undertaking establishment, who […]

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City Offers $1,000 Reward for Capture of Phagan Slayers

May 1, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Thursday, May 1st, 1913 Atlanta’s city council met at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning, adopted a resolution appropriating $1,000 as a reward for information which may lead to the arrest and conviction of the party or parties responsible for […]

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Has a New Explanation

May 1, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Thursday, May 1st, 1913 A letter to the editor of the Atlanta Constitution Editor Constitution: I notice with interest the reward your most worthy paper, is offering for the brutal murderer of Mary Phagan. To say words of […]

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Newt Lee Tells His Story During Morning Session

May 1, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Thursday May 1st, 1913 Was the man who first assaulted and then brutally killed Mary Phagan last Saturday night hiding in the basement of the National Pencil company when the watchman, Newt Lee, came down and discovered the […]

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Terminal Official Certain He Saw Girl

May 1, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Thursday, May 1st, 1913 O. H. Clark, in charge of the check room at the Terminal Station, is convinced that the girl who created a scene there last week, when the man she was with attempted to board […]

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Pretty Young Sweetheart Comes To the Aid of Arthur Mullinax

May 1, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Thursday May 1st, 1913 Pearl Robison, the pretty 16-year-old sweetheart of Arthur Mullinax, came nobly to his defense with testimony that corroborated that suspect’s alibi. She was placed on the stand late in the afternoon. “Do you know […]

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Did Murderer Seek to Burn Slain Girl’s Body, and Did the Watchman Interrupt Him?

May 1, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Thursday, May 1st, 1913 A new theory based upon an assumption of the innocence of the negro night watchman, Newt Lee, is that the murdered body of Mary Phagan was taken to the basement of the National Pencil […]

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Detectives Eliminate Evidence in Conflict with Theory that Phagan Girl Never Left Factory

May 1, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Thursday, May 1st, 1913 All Efforts Will Be Concentrated at Inquest Thursday Afternoon to Show That Testimony of Witnesses Who Claim to Have Seen Girl After She Entered Factory on Fatal Day is Vague and Indefinite and Contradictory […]

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Reward of $1,000 is Appropriated by City

April 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Wednesday, April 30th, 1913 Money Will Be Paid for Information Leading to Arrest of Girl’s Murderer At a special session called at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning, the city council of Atlanta voted for the appropriation of $1,000 as […]

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Factory Clock Not Punched for Hours on Night of Murder

April 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Wednesday, April 30th, 1913 Newt Lee, Negro Watchman, Had a Record for Punctuality in Registering Time Until Night of the Killing—Bloody Shirt Found in His Home by Detectives, but Negro Asserts That He Had Not Seen It for […]

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Says He Punched Time Clock on Wrong Number

April 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Wednesday, April 30th, 1913 Harry Denham’s Story Indicates Miss Annie Howell Wasn’t in Factory The time clock at the National Pencil company’s factory, where Mary Phagan was murdered, shows that employe [sic] No. 141 registered off at 3:07 […]

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Hearing for Gantt at 3 P.M. Wednesday

April 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Wednesday, April 30th, 1913 Judge Gober Says His Client Will Be Taken Before Justice of the Peace Powers J. M. Gantt, held on a warrant charging the murder of Mary Phagan, will given a hearing before Justice F. […]

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‘Looks Like Frank is Trying to Put Crime on Me,’ Says Lee

April 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, April 30th, 1913 A formal statement from Newt Lee, the negro night watchman arrested after he had telephoned the police of the finding of Mary Phagan’s mutilated body, was given to the public for the first time […]

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Handwriting of Notes is Identified as Newt Lee’s

April 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday April 30th, 1913 F. M. Berry, one of the most important witnesses of the afternoon, identified the handwriting on the notes found near Mary Phagan’s body as practically the same as that of Newt Lee, who wrote […]

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Negro Watchman Tells Story of Finding Girl’s Body and Questions Fail to Shake Him

April 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Wednesday April 30th, 1913 Newt Lee, Negro Who Notified Police of Mary Phagan Murder, Tells Coroner Girl’s Body Was Lying Face Up With Head Toward West When He Found It — But Officers Declare They Found It Lying […]

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Great Crowd at Phagan Inquest

April 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. NEW ARRESTS LIKELY; LEO FRANK STILL HELD; CASE AGAINST NEGRO Atlanta Georgian Wednesday April 30th, 1913 Inquest Into Slaying of Factory Girl Begins, and Flood of New Light Is Expected To Be Thrown on the Tragedy—Lee Maintains His Story. The […]

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Writing Test Points to Negro

April 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, April 30th, 1913 Experts Declare Note Written by Lee Resembles That Found Near Slain Girl. Handwriting experts said to-day that they were able to determine a resemblance between the handwriting of Newt Lee, the negro watchman in […]

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Newt Lee on Stand at Inquest Tells His Side of Phagan Case

April 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, April 30th, 1913 Describes finding of body of slain girl and events at Pencil Factory before and at time of discovery of crime Newt Lee, watchman at the National Pencil Company’s factory, who notified the police of […]

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Use of Dictaphone on Frank and Negro is Denied by Police

April 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Wednesday, April 30th, 1913 They Decline to Say, However, Whether Conversation Between Superintendent and Watchman Was Overheard WAS MARY PHAGAN SEEN AT 5 P. M.? J. L. Watkins Says He Saw Her Near Her Home—Chemist’s Tests Shows No […]

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Machinist Tells of Hair Found in Factory Lathe

April 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday April 30th, 1913 R. P. Barrett, 180 Griffin Street, a machinist at the National Pencil Company, was one of the witnesses of the late afternoon. He was asked: Q. How long have you worked at the National […]

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Sergeant Brown Tells His Story of Finding of Body

April 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday April 30th, 1913 Sergeant R. J. Brown, the second witness at the inquest, corroborated Anderson’s story of the finding of the body. Brown, who was in charge of the morning watch, was one of the four men […]

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Mary Phagan at Home Last Friday, Says Mother

April 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Wednesday, April 30th, 1913 Mrs. W. J. Coleman, mother of Mary Phagan, says that the girl was at home during Friday and Friday night, and could not possibly have been the one seen at the Terminal station Friday […]

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Clock ‘Misses’ Add Mystery to Phagan Case

April 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, April 30th, 1913 Records Purport to Show Watchman Failed to Register Three Times Saturday Night. What does the National Pencil Factory time clock show? It was the duty of Newt Lee, the negro night watchman, to punch […]

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Witness Saw Slain Girl and Man at Factory Door

April 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday April 30th, 1913 J. G. Spier followed Newt Lee on the stand. He lives at Cartersville, Ga. Q. Were you about the National Pencil Company plant? A. Yes, sir; we walked over to the Terminal station from […]

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Did Murderers Plan Cremation?

April 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Wednesday, April 30th, 1913 Detectives Believe That They Intended to Burn Body of Little Mary Phagan in the Furnace of Factory. Did the murderers of Mary Phagan lower her body into the darkness of the pencil factory basement […]

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While Hundreds Sob Body of Mary Phagan Lowered into Grave

April 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Wednesday, April 30th, 1913 While relatives hysterically wept, while hundreds of friends, with wet eyes and bowed heads, mourned, while little circles of grim visage men talked in hushed voices of all that remained of little 14-year-old Mary […]

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Shot Fired Near Lee May Break His Nerve

April 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Wednesday, April 30th, 1913 Walter Graham Discharges a Derringer in His Cell at the Police Station. Will Newt Lee, the negro night watchman accused of the murder of Mary Phagan, be unnerved today as a result of the […]

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Leo Frank’s Friends Denounce Detention

April 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, April 30th, 1913 Leo M. Frank, superintendent of the National Pencil Company and one of the central figures in the sensational murder mystery surrounding the death of little Mary Phagan, is well regarded by a host of […]

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Policeman Says Body Was Dragged From Elevator

April 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, April 30th, 1913 R. M. Lasseter [sic], the policeman on the morning watch past the pencil factory, was called at 3 o’clock in the afternoon. He was questioned as follows: Q. Were you in the pencil factory […]

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Confirms Lee’s Story of Shirt

April 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, April 30th, 1913 Negro Woman Says Man Accused of Phagan Crime Was Not Home Saturday Night. If Newt Lee, the watchman, went home on Saturday night and discarded a bloody, stained shirt, Lorena Townes, the negro woman […]

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Business Men Protest Sensational “Extras”

April 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Wednesday, April 30th, 1913 Following an interview between Mayor Woodward and Chief of Police Beavers and Chief of Detectives Lanford, in which the mayor protested that extras on the Phagan murder case which were based on information alleged […]

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Reward of $1,000 Urged by Mayor

April 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, April 30th, 1913 Brown Offers $200 for Capture of Slayer—C. C. Jones Also Gives $100. Governor Joseph M. Brown to-day offered a reward of $200 for the apprehension and conviction of the murderer of little Mary Phagan […]

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City Offers $1,000 as Phagan Case Reward

April 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, April 30th, 1913 At Special Council Meeting Called by Mayor Only One Man Opposes Action. At a special session of city council to-day, called by Mayor Woodward, to give the city’s financial aid to the apprehension of […]

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Went Down Scuttle Hole on Ladder to Reach Body

April 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday April 30th, 1913 Previous to Watchman Newt Lee’s testimony, three police officers, who were called to the pencil factory when Mary Phagan’s body was found, testified. Their testimony, with the exception of such parts as were unfit […]

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Negro Watchman Wrote Note Found Beside Dead Girl, Experts Declare, After Seeing Frank’s Handwriting

April 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Wednesday, April 30th, 1913 The Journal’s Three Handwriting Experts Still Firm in Their Conviction That Newt Lee Wrote Mysterious Notes When Shown Copies Written by Both Frank and Lee in Comparison With Original Note Found Having compared exact […]

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Newt Lee’s Testimony as He Gave It at the Inquest

April 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, April 30th, 1913 Newt Lee, the negro night watchman, was questioned as follows: Q. What is your name? A. Newt Lee. Q. Where do you live? A.  Rear of 40 Henry Street. Q. What do you do? […]

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Inquest This Morning.

April 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Wednesday, April 30th, 1913 Coroner Donehoo last night set the time for the inquest at this morning at 8:45 o’clock. It will be held in Bloomfield’s undertaking establishment on South Pryor street. A thorough investigation will be made […]

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Leo M. Frank Holds Conference With Lee

April 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Wednesday, April 30th, 1913 After Talking With Him an Hour, Factory President Fails to Secure a Confession. Sitting alone in the detectives’ office at headquarters, Frank, the factory president, and Lee, the negro night watchman, both suspects held […]

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Tells Jury He Saw Girl and Mullinax Together

April 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday April 30th, 1913 Edgar L. Sentell, the man who identified Mullinax as being the man he saw with Mary Phagan Saturday night was the first witness to take the stand when the coroner’s jury convened at 2:30 […]

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Girl’s Death Laid to Factory Evils

April 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, April 30th, 1913 Working Conditions Here Wrong, Proved by Phagan Crime, Says McKelway. Dr. A. J. McKelway, president pro tem of the Southern Sociological Congress, declared to-day that if factory conditions in Atlanta were what they should […]

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Mayor Confers with Chief; Says Extras are Misleading

April 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Wednesday, April 30th, 1913 “I don’t want a disturbance on the street of Atlanta. The town has been stirred over the Phagan tragedy, and I fear that sensational and misleading extras may cause mischief. I have requested Chief […]

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Great Crowd at Phagan Inquest

April 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. NEW ARRESTS LIKELY; LEO FRANK STILL HELD; CASE AGAINST NEGRO Atlanta Georgian Wednesday April 30th, 1913 Inquest Into Slaying of Factory Girl Begins, and Flood of New Light Is Expected To Be Thrown on the Tragedy—Lee Maintains His Story. The […]

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Boy Sweetheart Says Girl Was to Meet Him Saturday

April 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday April 30th, 1913 G. W. Epps, Jr., 14 years old, of 248 Fox Street, who lives just around the corner from Mary Phagan, and who was her boy sweetheart, testified before the Coroner’s Jury this afternoon that […]

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Gantt Turned Over to Sheriff of Fulton

April 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Wednesday, April 30th, 1913 After a hearing before Judge George L. Bell of the superior court in which his attorney George T. [1 word illegible] gave a scathing denouncement of the police and detective department for what he […]

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City to Offer $1,000 for Slayer’s Arrest

April 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Wednesday, April 30th, 1913 Mayor Woodward Declares the Stain of Blood Must Be Wiped Out. Atlanta, April 29, 1913 To the General Council, City of Atlanta: The general council of the city of Atlanta is hereby called to […]

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Net Closing About Lee, Says Lanford

April 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, April 30th, 1913 Chief of Detectives Lanford was confident this morning that he and his department had completed a strong case to present to the Grand Jury for indictment. He said that the evidence against the negro […]

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Tells of Watchman Lee ‘Explaining’ the Notes

April 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday April 30th, 1913 Sergeant L. S. Dobbs was the third witness. He said he answered the call to the pencil company plant Sunday morning. Q.—Did you find an umbrella? A.—No. Lassiter did. Q.—Did you find the notes […]

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Mother Prays That Son May Be Released

April 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, April 30th, 1913 Gantt’s Mother, for Whom Mary Phagan Was Named, Weeps for Son. In an easy chair in front of an open fireplace in a little Cobb County farm house, sat an aged mother, with lines […]

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Sister’s New Story Likely to Clear Gantt as Suspect

April 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Wednesday, April 30th, 1913 F. C. Terrell, 284 East Linden Avenue, told a Georgian reporter to-day that his wife had declared to him that she did not tell the truth to the detectives and Georgian reporters to whom […]

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Murder Analyzed By Dr. M’Kelway

April 30, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Wednesday, April 30th, 1913 “If Children of Such Tender Years Were Not Forced to Work, Mary Phagan Might Be Living,” He Says “If social conditions in Atlanta were of the best—if conditions in factories were of the best […]

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Stepfather Thinks Negro is Murderer

April 29, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Tuesday, April 29th, 1913 Believes That Newt Lee Bound and Gagged, Then Murdered Mary Phagan W. J. Coleman, step-father of Mary Phagan, believes that she was murdered by Newt Lee, the negro night watchman, but that before the […]

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L. M. Frank, Factory Superintendent, Detained By Police

April 29, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Tuesday, April 29th, 1913 Detectives Building Case on Theory that Frank and Negro Can Clear Mystery Chief Lanford Believes That Testimony of the Superintendent and Negro Night Watchman May Lead to the Arrest of the Person Guilty of […]

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Pinkertons Hired to Assist Police Probe the Murder of Mary Phagan

April 29, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Tuesday, April 29th, 1913 For Hours Detectives Labor With John M. Gant [sic], Former Employee of National Pencil Company and Alleged Admirer of Pretty Mary Phagan. SISTER OF PRISONER ADMITS SHE DECEIVED ATLANTA DETECTIVES Told Them Gant Had […]

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Bloody Thumb Print is Found on Door

April 29, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Tuesday, April 29th, 1913 Murderer of Mary Phagan Probably Left Factory by the Rear Door A bloody thumb print, found Tuesday afternoon on the rear door to the basement of the National Pencil factory, leads the police to […]

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Seek Clew in Queer Words in Odd Notes

April 29, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, April 29th, 1913 Who Would Be the Most Interested in Saying That the Night Watchman Did Not Do It? While the tendency of the police straight through has seemed to be to doubt that Mary Phagan, the […]

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Factory Employe [sic] May Be Taken Any Moment

April 29, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, April 29th, 1913 A sensational arrest will be made in the Mary Phagan murder mystery within a few hours. It will be based on the firm theory of the police and detectives that the strangled girl was […]

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Guilt Will Be Fixed Detectives Declare

April 29, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, April 29th, 1913 Has the murderer of pretty little Mary Phagan slipped the net that the police most carefully spread for him? Is the author of the crime that shocked the city and State with its terrible […]

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State Offers $200 Reward; City Will Follow With $1,000 For Mary Phagan’s Murderer

April 29, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Journal Tuesday, April 29th, 1913 Mayor Woodward Calls Special Meeting of Council So That Reward Can Be Formally Offered—Governor Brown Issued Proclamation Tuesday Morning Governor Joseph M. Brown Tuesday morning offered a reward of $200 for the apprehension and […]

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Former Playmates Meet Girl’s Body at Marietta

April 29, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, April 29th, 1913 The little town of Marietta, Ga., where her baby eyes first opened upon the light of day scarcely fourteen years ago, will to-day witness the sorrowful funeral of Mary Phagan, the sweet young girl who […]

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“I Am Not Guilty,” Says John M. Gant [sic]

April 29, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Constitution Tuesday, April 29th, 1913 “I Was Not in Love With Mary and She Was Not With Me,” Asserts Man Accused of Murder. “I did not kill Mary Phagan. I haven’t seen her within a month. They accuse me […]

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Charge is Basest of Lies, Declares Gantt

April 29, 2016

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Tuesday, April 29th, 1913 John Milton Gantt, the accusation of a terrible crime hanging over him, from his cell at police headquarters, has made to-day a complete denial of any connection with the Mary Phagan murder in the […]

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