Atlanta Georgian

Atlanta Georgian newspapers about the Frank-Phagan case listed here.   1913 April 28, 1913: 1,000 Throng Morgue to See Body of Victim (Atlanta Georgian) April 28, 1913: Arrested as Girl’s Slayer: John M. Gant Accused of the Crime; Former Bookkeeper Taken by Police (Atlanta Georgian) April 28, 1913: Chief and Sleuths Trace Steps in Slaying of Girl; Story of Killing Continue Reading →

Steel Workers Enthralled by Leo Frank Trial

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta GeorgianAugust 14th, 1913 There is one class of men to whom death is supposed to hold no horrors. They can not think of it and earn their daily bread. Were the fear of loss of life to enter their brain for one single second during their Continue Reading →

State’s Sole Aim is to Convict, Defense’s to Clear in Modern Trial

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta GeorgianAugust 14th, 1913 By O. B. KEELER. Right in the first jump, please understand that (1) this is merely the opinion of a layman, unlearned in the law; that (2) he may be the only layman in existence who feels this way about it; and (3) Continue Reading →

Defense Slips Load by Putting up Character of Leo Frank as Issue

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta GeorgianAugust 14th, 1913 By JAMES B. NEVIN. The defense in the Frank case did the expected thing when it boldly and unequivocally put Frank’s character in issue. It indicated its confidence in the justice of the defendant’s cause in doing that, and it met thus a Continue Reading →

State Wants Wife and Mother Excluded

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta GeorgianAugust 14th, 1913 Call New Witnesses to Complete Alibi WIFE AND MOTHER OF ACCUSED ARE WARNED AGAINST OUTBREAKS Nearly a score more of alibi witnesses were to be called by the defense in the Frank trial when court opened Thursday morning. Frank’s attorneys thought that they Continue Reading →

State Calls More Witnesses; Defense Builds Up an Alibi

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta GeorgianAugust 13th, 1913 In anticipation of the close of the defense’s case, the State Tuesday afternoon subpenaed a number of new witnesses to be called in the event that Frank’s character was put in issue. It was said that Solicitor Dorsey had prepared against this move Continue Reading →

Both Sides Aim for Justice in the Trial of Frank

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta GeorgianAugust 13th, 1913 With Judge, Jury and Councillors Performing Duty Well, Square Deal Is Assured. By Jas B. Nevin. In considering the Frank trial, particularly with respect to the length of it, and the thoroughgoing exhaustiveness of the hearing, it must be borne in mind that Continue Reading →

Frank’s Mother Stirs Courtroom

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta GeorgianAugust 13th, 1913 Leaps to Defense of Son at Dorsey’s Question FRANK’S CLASSMATES AT COLLEGE TELL OF HIS GOOD CHARACTER A sensation was created in the courtroom during the cross-examination of Ashley Jones by Solicitor Dorsey at the Frank trial when Mrs. Rea [sic] Frank, mother Continue Reading →

People’s Cry for Justice Is Proof Sentiment Still Lives

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta GeorgianAugust 12th, 1913 By L. F. WOODRUFF. There is as much sentiment in the world to-day as there was in 1861 or 1776 or 1492 or 1066 or any other date that may come to your recollection. It’s not fashionable to say so, but it’s true. Continue Reading →

Attacks on Dr. Harris Give Defense Good Day

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta GeorgianAugust 12th, 1913 The defense had what was probably its best day on Monday. Medical experts were on the witness stand the larger part of the day. The purpose of their testimony was to knock down, one after another, the sensational statements of Dr. H. F. Continue Reading →

Frank Trial Witness is Sure, At Least, of One Thing—a ‘Good Ragging’

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta GeorgianAugust 12th, 1913 By JAMES B. NEVIN. Reader, proverbially gentle, if not always so, be glad, be joyful, and be filled with exceeding thankfulness that you have not been summoned, no matter which way, as a witness in the Frank trial! Of course, there is a Continue Reading →

State Charges Premeditated Crime

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta GeorgianAugust 12th, 1913 Defense Forces Dalton to Admit Jail Record GIRL DENIES STATE’S VERSION OF FRANK’S WORK ON FATAL DAY Here are the important developments Tuesday in the trial of Leo M. Frank, charged with the murder of Mary Phagan: State announces its theory that Frank Continue Reading →

Interest Unabated as Dramatic Frank Trial Enters Third Week

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta GeorgianAugust 11th, 1913 By JAMES B. NEVIN. The third week of the most remarkable murder trial ever known in Georgia opened to-day with no apparent lessening of the acute interest and grim appeal heretofore attaching to it. The public has come to realize thoroughly and completely Continue Reading →

Grief-Stricken Mother Shows No Vengefulness

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. August 11th, 1913Atlanta Georgian By TARLETON COLLIER. That black-clad woman in the corner of the courtroom—nobody has noticed her much. Things have happened so swiftly in the Frank trial that all eyes are on the rush of events, waiting for a quiver on the face of Leo Continue Reading →

Deputy Hunting Scalp Of Juror-Ventiloquist

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta GeorgianAugust 11th, 1913 Big Bob Deavors, Deputy Sheriff in charge of the Frank trial jury, marched to the courtroom Monday morning with an aching head and a grim determination to get even with Juror A. H. Henslee, whose elusive voice piloted him against a bedpost late Continue Reading →

Defense Bitterly Attacks Harris

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta GeorgianAugust 11th, 1913 Battle of Medical Experts Waged in Court EXPERTS TESTIMONY ON CABBAGE TESTS CALLED WILD GUESS A bitter arraignment of the professional ethics and fairness of Dr. H. F. Harris, secretary of the State Board of Health, and a through-going attack on his theories Continue Reading →

One Glance at Conley Boosts Darwin Theory

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta GeorgianAugust 10th, 1913 Frank’s Accuser Is Not the Type of Negro White Men Consider Their Friend. By TARLETON COLLIER. Jim Conley is a low-browed, thick-lipped, anthropoidal sort of negro. You look at him and your faith in Mr. Darwin’s theory goes up like cotton after a Continue Reading →

Mary Phagan’s Mother to be Spared at Trial

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta GeorgianAugust 10th, 1913 A spectator at the trial of Leo M. Frank for the murder of little Mary Phagan remarked: “I wonder what the mother of the little girl who was so brutally killed thinks of all this?”Mrs. J. W. Coleman, the mother, was the first Continue Reading →

Dalton Sticks Firmly To Story Told on Stand

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta GeorgianAugust 10th, 1913 C. B. Dalton, prominent as a witness in the Frank trial, stuck firmly to the story he told in court when he was confronted Saturday by the letter of Miss Laura Atkinson, No. 30 Ella street, one of the young women mentioned in Continue Reading →