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 →

Schiff Refutes Jim Conley and Dalton

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta JournalAugust 9th, 1913 WITNESS IN MOST OF DORSEY’S GRILLING WHEN COURT ADJOURNS UNTIL NINE O’CLOCK ON MONDAY Assistant Factory Superintendent Refutes Testimony of C. B. Dalton and Jim Conley That Frank Frequently Had Women Callers In His Office on Saturday Afternoons and During Holidays—He Says He Continue Reading →

Exposure of Conley Story Time Flaws is Sought by Defense

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta GeorgianAugust 9th, 1913 Hammering away to show alleged glaring discrepancies in time in the story told by Jim Conley, the defense of Leo Frank Saturday morning recalled George Epps, the newsboy who testified to riding into town with Mary Phagan on the fatal day, in an Continue Reading →

State Attacks Frank Report

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta GeorgianAugust 9th, 1913 Intricacy of Figures Produced by Schiff Under Fire WOMEN NEVER CAME INTO FACTORY OFFICE, WITNESS TESTIFIES The second week of the Frank trial ended at 12:30 Saturday with a bitter battle in progress over the testimony of Herbert G. Schiff, assistant superintendent of Continue Reading →

Confusion of Holloway Spoils Close of Good Day for the Defense

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta GeorgianAugust 9th, 1913 What promised to be a very favorable day for the defense in the trial of Leo M. Frank, charged with the murder of Mary Phagan, was partly spoiled at its close Friday by the bewilderment of E. F. Holloway, day watchman at the Continue Reading →

Here’s the Time Clock Puzzle in Frank Trial; Can You Figure It Out?

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta GeorgianAugust 9th, 1913 THE RIDDLE OF THE CLOCK IN THE PHAGAN MYSTERY Jim Conley swears Mary Phagan went up the stairs of the National Pencil factory and was murdered before Monteen Stover arrived. He says he saw Miss Stover go up and leave. Monteen Stover, State’s Continue Reading →

Absence of Alienists and the Hypothetical Question Distinguishes Frank Trial

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta GeorgianAugust 9th, 1913 By O. B. Keeler There are two things about the Frank trial that entitle it to distinguished consideration. Thus far not a single alienist has been called to bat, and only the common or domesticated type of the dread Hypothetical Question has appeared. Continue Reading →

Dalton’s Testimony False, Girl Named on Stand Says

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta GeorgianAugust 9th, 1913 The Georgian today received from Miss Laura Atkinson of No. 30 Ella Street, one of the young women mentioned in C. B. Dalton’s testimony, a letter denying absolutely that she had ever walked home with Dalton from the restaurant near the pencil factory, Continue Reading →

Bits of Circumstantial Evidence, as Viewed by State, Strands in Rope

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta GeorgianAugust 8th, 1913 By O. B. KEELER. They call it a chain that the State has forged, or has tried to forge, to hold Leo Frank to the murder of Mary Phagan. But isn’t it a rope? A chain, you know, is as strong as its Continue Reading →

Scott Put Conley’s Story in Strange Light

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta GeorgianAugust 8th, 1913 Harry Scott, of the Pinkerton agency, showed up the “confessions” of Conley in a peculiar light when he was called to the stand by the Frank defense Thursday afternoon. The detective, questioned by Luther Rosser, told the jury that Conley, when he “had Continue Reading →

State, Tied by Conley’s Story, Now Must Stand Still Under Hot Fire

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta GeorgianAugust 8th, 1913 By JAMES B. NEVIN. As the defense in the Frank case gets under way, it is evident enough, as it has been from the beginning of this case, that there is but one big, tremendously compelling task before it—the annihilation of Conley’s ugly Continue Reading →

Witnesses Attack Conley Story

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta GeorgianAugust 8th, 1913 Say Mary Phagan Did Not Reach Factory Before 12:10 FRANK TAKES ACTIVE INTEREST IN CASE AND ASSISTS HIS LAWYERS The vital time element which may serve alone to convict Leo Frank or set him free, entered largely into the evidence presented Friday by Continue Reading →

Trial Experts Conflict on Time of Girl’s Death

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta GeorgianAugust 7th, 1913 Here is a sample of the testimony of Dr. Harris, for the State, given Wednesday afternoon, and conflicting evidence given for the defense by Dr. Childs on Thursday: Dr. Harris said: “I want to state that the amount of secretive juice in this Continue Reading →

Roan’s Ruling Heavy Blow to Defense

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta GeorgianAugust 7th, 1913 Judge Roan administered a severe blow to the defense Wednesday when he ruled that all of Conley’s story should stand, although portions of it, he acknowledged, would have been inadmissible had objection been made at the time the testimony was offered. Judge to Continue Reading →

Trial as Varied as Vaudeville Exhibition

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta GeorgianAugust 7th, 1913 Every Change in Chromatic Scale Rung—All Georgia Types Seen in Court. By L. F. Woodruff. Every change in the chromatic scale has been rung in the Frank trial. With the single exception of the skyrocket oratory that will mark the last stage of Continue Reading →

Jim Conley, the Ebony Chevalier of Crime, is Darktown’s Own Hero

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta GeorgianAugust 7th, 1913 By James B. Nevin Now that James Conley has been dismissed from the Frank trial, now that he has stood safely the fire of Mr. Rosser’s most exhaustive grilling, what of him? If Frank is convicted, Conley subsequently will be convicted, no doubt, Continue Reading →

State Ends Case Against Frank

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta GeorgianAugust 7th, 1913 Dalton Corroborates Jim Conley’s Story DR. CHILDS IS CALLED BY DEFENSE TO REBUT DR. HARRIS’ EVIDENCE With the cross-examination of Dr. H. F. Harris, the State Thursday afternoon rested its case against Leo M. Frank accused of the murder of Mary Phagan. Dr. Continue Reading →

Judge Will Rule on Evidence Attacked by Defense at 2 P.M.

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta GeorgianAugust 6th, 1913 As soon as court opened Mr. Rosser asked the judge if he was ready to hear argument on the proposition to eliminate parts of Conley testimony. He said he was prepared to support his motion with authorities. Judge Roan replied that he would Continue Reading →

Dorsey Accomplishes Aim Despite Big Odds

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta GeorgianAugust 6th, 1913 By L. F. WOODRUFF. Practically the entire case on which the State of Georgia bases its claim on the life of Leo Frank to pay for that life taken from Mary Phagan is before the jury. Most of the remaining evidence of importance, Continue Reading →