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 →

Leo Frank’s Trial Is Attracting Universal Interest in Georgia

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta ConstitutionAugust 4th, 1913 By Britt Craig. There has never been a trial in Georgia’s records rivaling the Frank case in general interest throughout the state even the Grace case being a poor second. The Myers trial—the famous Will Myers murder case which is yet to receive Continue Reading →

Every Man on Frank’s Jury Gets “Nickname” for Trial

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta ConstitutionAugust 4th, 1913 Quiet Sunday for Twelve Jurors By Vernon Stiles. As completely cut off from knowledge of the happenings of the outside world as though they were marooned in an island of the South seas, and yet tantalized by the swirling life around them, twelve Continue Reading →

Dr. H. F. Harris Will Take Stand This Afternoon

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta ConstitutionAugust 4th, 1913 Secretary of State Board of Health Will Resume Testimony Interrupted by His Collapse on Last Friday. STATE TO USE PHOTO OF SPOT WHERE BODY WAS FOUND BY NEGRO Friends and Relatives Besiege Prisoner in Cell on Sunday. Shows Little Evidence of Strain of Continue Reading →

Frank on Stand Wednesday Week

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta ConstitutionAugust 4th, 1913 Defense Intimates Trial Will Run Into Middle of Third Week With Defendant Final Witness. It will probably be Wednesday or Thursday of next week before Leo Frank takes the stand to explain his actions on the day Mary Phagan was slain. This was Continue Reading →

Dorsey Pleased With Progress

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta ConstitutionAugust 3rd, 1913 Solicitor Will Put Dr. Roy Harris on the Stand Again on Next Tuesday Afternoon. While Solicitor Hugh M. Dorsey declined to make an expression of what he believed would be the outcome of the case against Leo M. Frank, which he Continue Reading →

Chief Beavers Tells of Seeing Blood Spots on Factory Floor

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta ConstitutionAugust 3rd, 1913 Police Chief James L. Beavers followed Dr. Hurt upon the witness stand. Mr. Rosser immediately asked him if he had been in the courtroom, as he had not been named by the state when other witnesses were named, sworn and put Continue Reading →

Good Order Kept in Court by Vigilance of Deputies

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta ConstitutionAugust 3rd, 1913 Despite the throng that has gathered each day around the courthouse where a man is on trial for his life, and despite the number of people who have crowded in to fill every seat, there has been on the whole good Continue Reading →

Girl Asked for Mary Phagan’s Pay But Was Refused by Frank

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta ConstitutionAugust 3rd, 1913 Miss Helen Ferguson, formerly employed at the National Pencil factory, but now working for Marcus Loeb and company, was the first state witness put on the stand Saturday morning. She proved to be a li[t]tle girl in short dresses with her Continue Reading →

Finding of Dead Girl’s Parasol is Told by Policeman Lasseter

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta ConstitutionAugust 3rd, 1913 Following Chief Beavers the name of Detective Bass Rosser was then called, but he was not present and Policeman R. F. Lasseter was put on the stand. “Did you go to the National Pencil factory on Sunday morning, April 27?”“Yes.” “Did Continue Reading →

Fixing Hour of Girl’s Death Through Aid of Modern Science The Prosecution’s Greatest Aid

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta ConstitutionAugust 3rd, 1913 By Britt Craig. When Mrs. J. W. Coleman, mother of Mary Phagan, related a simple story on the witness stand the first day of the Frank trial of the slain child’s frugal meal of cabbage and biscuit which she ate upon Continue Reading →

Detective Waggoner Describes Extreme Nervousness of Frank

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta ConstitutionAugust 3rd, 1913 City Detective D. L. Waggoner was called to the stand following Miss Ferguson Attorney Rosser immediately raised the objection that he had been in the court room and the solicitor declared that he did not know whether or not the detective Continue Reading →

“Break” in the Frank Trial May Come With the Hearing Of Jim Conley’s Testimony

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta ConstitutionAugust 3rd, 1913 By Britt Craig. Jim Conley isn’t a cornfield negro—he’s more of the present day type of city darkey—and that’s the only difference between him and Newt Lee. Outside of that there is but little variance. However, Jim’s ancestors hewd cotton and Continue Reading →

Condition of Girl’s Body Described by Dr. J. W. Hurt

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta ConstitutionAugust 3rd, 1913 Dr. J. W. Hurt, county physician, who examined the body of Mary Phagan, took the stand following Detective Waggoner. Dr. Hurt not only made an examination on the Sunday morning that the body was found, but he was present several days Continue Reading →

Resume of Week’s Evidence Shows Little Progress Made

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta ConstitutionAugust 3rd, 1913 Place and Time of the Murder Only Big Facts Brought Out in the Mass of Evidence. One week of the battle Leo M. Frank, accused of the murder of Mary Phagan in the factory of the National Pencil company, for his Continue Reading →

Mistrial Near When Jury Saw a Newspaper in Judge’s Hands

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta ConstitutionAugust 3rd, 1913 Inadvertent Action of Judge Roan Caused Quick Conference Between Attorneys for the Defense in Frank Case. PRACTICALLY NOTHING NEW WAS INTRODUCED IN SATURDAY TESTIMONY Dr. J. W. Hurt, County Physician, Takes Stand to Tell of Examination of the Dead Body of Continue Reading →

Gay Febuary Tells Frank Jury About Statement Prisoner Made

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta ConstitutionAugust 2nd, 1913 Gay C. Febuary, secretary to Chief Newport A. Lanford, of the detective bureau, and recent figure in the sensational dictagraph episode, was called to the stand to testify to a statement made by Leo Frank on April 26 in Chief Lanford’s Continue Reading →

Women and Girls Thronging Court for Trial of Leo Frank

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta ConstitutionAugust 2nd, 1913 Fully one-fourth of the big audience at yesterday afternoon’s session of the Frank trial was composed of women and girls. It was the largest crowd of the entire case, and, to the credit of Deputy Sheriff Miner and his force, was Continue Reading →