Atlanta Constitution

Atlanta Constitution Newspapers about the Frank-Phagan case will be listed here.   1913 April 28, 1913: Girl is Assaulted and then Murdered in Heart of Town (Atlanta Constitution) April 28, 1913: Pretty Young Victim of Sunday’s Atrocious Crime and the Building in Which She Met Her Death (Atlanta Constitution) April 29, 1913: $1,000 Reward (Atlanta Constitution) April 29, 1913: Held on Murder Charge Continue Reading →

Leo Frank and Other Associated Principals in the Early Print Media of Newspapers and Magazines During the 20th Century, Including the Notable March 9, 1914, Atlanta Constitution, Leo Max Frank Jailhouse Interview Admission Amounting to Leo Frank Murder Confession Number Four.

Clark Howell (September 21, 1863 – November 14, 1936) was a Pulitzer Prize winning American newspaper man and politician from the state of Georgia.  According to Wikipedia: Howell was born on September 21, 1863 in Atlanta, Georgia. During the American Civil War his mother was in South Carolina, while his father, Captain Evan Howell, served in the infantry and commanded Continue Reading →

Leonard Dinnerstein: Artful Dodger of the Leo Frank Case

by Reed Miller RETIRED ARIZONA Professor Emeritus of Judaic Studies, Leonard Dinnerstein, I am sorry to say, has joined the eternally dark pantheon of history-falsifiers. Dinnerstein is best known for being a scholar of the Leo Frank case. He doesn’t deserve to be so known. Dinnerstein’s book The Leo Frank Case is shameless falsification of history. It is an embarrassment to American Continue Reading →

Prison System of Georgia Attacked by Episcopalians

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Sunday, July 20, 1913 The Episcopalian diocese of Georgia, at its annual convention, appointed a social service commission, which has since met and formulated the following special report on prison and child labor conditions in this state. “Resolved, That the prison system Continue Reading →

Grim Justice Pursues Mary Phagan’s Slayer

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Sunday, July 20, 1913 As Famous Murder Case Nears Trial the Public Mind Again Reverts to the Discovery of the Crime; and Again the Great Question Comes Up: “What Happened in the Pencil Factory Between Noon Saturday and 3:15 Sunday Morning?” By Continue Reading →

Mrs. Nina Formby Will Not Return for Trial

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Sunday, July 20, 1913 Woman Swore That Leo M. Frank Tried to Engage Room on Night of Murder Mrs. Nina Formby, who signed an affidavit in the Frank case in which she swore the superintendent has endeavored to engage a room at Continue Reading →

Frank’s Lawyers Score Dorsey for His Stand

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Sunday, July 20, 1913 Luther Rosser and Reuben Arnold Declare He Is Going Out of His Way to Dictate to the Grand Jury. EXCEEDS PROVINCE OF SOLICITOR GENERAL Grand Jury Will Meet at 10 O’Clock Monday Morning to Take Up Conley Case. Continue Reading →

Woodward Uses Clemency Again

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Saturday, July 19, 1913 Asserting That He Considers Recorder Mentally Irresponsible, the Mayor Announces Controversy Closed. With the declaration that no utterance by Recorder Nash R. Broyles will induce him to resort to blackguardism or swerve him in the matter of exercising Continue Reading →

Grand Jury Meets to Indict Conley

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Saturday, July 19, 1913 Call Is Issued After Solicitor General Hugh Dorsey Had Flatly Refused Request of Foreman. A call for the Fulton grand jury to meet at 10 o’clock Monday to take steps leading to the indictment of James Conley, the Continue Reading →

Scott Believes Conley Innocent, Asserts Lanford

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Saturday, July 19, 1913 Chief’s Statement Follows the Publication of Report That Pinkertons Are Now of the Opinion Sweeper Is Guilty. “OPEN TO CONVICTION,” SCOTT TELLS REPORTER “Our Testimony in Case Will Be Fair and Impartial,” He Says—Grand Jury Called to Consider Continue Reading →

Many Rumors Afloat Regarding Grand Jury

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Friday, July 18, 1913 Among These Is One That Effort Will Be Made to Indict Conley. That the grand jury would meet possibly today or tomorrow and take steps toward indicting James Conley, the negro sweeper of the National Pencil factory, was Continue Reading →

Wordy War Over, Says Woodward

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Friday, July 18, 1913 In Final Fling at Broyles the Mayor Declares He Is Through With Controversies With City Officials. The word war raging between Mayor James G. Woodward and Judge Nash R. Broyles, police magistrate, which grew out of the mayor’s Continue Reading →

No New Indictment Says Jury Foreman

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Wednesday, July 16, 1913 State Has No Intention of Changing Plan of Action in Phagan Case. The declaration of W.D. Beattie, foreman of the grand jury, that the grand jury had no intention of taking steps to indict James Conley, and a Continue Reading →

Detective Harry Scott’s Hunch — Thrilling Story of How it Secured James Conley’s Confession

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Sunday, July 13, 1913 By Britt Craig. Have you ever had a hunch that there wasn’t anybody around the table that held a higher hand than your Jacks over tens and consequently you shoved a ‘blue’ to the mahogany with the result Continue Reading →

Parents Are Blamed for Daughters’ Fall

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Sunday, July 13, 1913 Girls of Fourteen and Sixteen Tell Recorder Revolting Stories of Vice. After relating a revolting tale of a career of vice on the streets and in the suburbs of Atlanta, Dora Rothstein and Corinne Wilson, two girls aged Continue Reading →

Lee Must Remain Behind the Bars

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Sunday, July 13, 1913 Solicitor Dorsey Does Not Believe the Negro Guilty of Any Part in Crime. That Solicitor General Hugh M. Dorsey does not believe that Newt Lee, negro night watchman at the National Pencil factory, who was bound over by Continue Reading →

Former Story True, Says Negro Sweeper

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Sunday, July 13, 1913 Jim Conley Declares Positively That He Has Made No New Admissions. Jim Conley, the negro sweeper, who was reached for a moment by newspaper reporters last night, reiterated his former story and declared positively that he had made Continue Reading →

Conley Not Right Man, Says Mincey

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Friday, July 11, 1913 Insurance Man Who Made Affidavit Says Conversation Was With Some Other Negro—Saw Conley at Station. It was disclosed Thursday afternoon that William H. Mincey, the insurance agent who has made an affidavit to the effect that Jim Conley Continue Reading →

Beavers’ War on Vice is Lauded by Women

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Thursday, July 10, 1913 Georgia Suffragists Adopt Resolution Indorsing Chief’s Course in Atlanta. Chief of Police Beavers’ fight against vice was enthusiastically indorsed at the Thursday morning session of the convention of the Georgia Woman Suffrage Association. The following resolution, introduced by Continue Reading →