Atlanta Journal

Articles from the Atlanta Journal about the Frank-Phagan Case will be posted here.    1913 April 28, 1913: Coroner’s Jury Visits Scene of Murder and Adjourns without Rendering Verdict (Atlanta Journal) April 28, 1913: J. M. Gantt Is Arrested on His Arrival in Marietta; He Visited Factory Saturday (Atlanta Journal) April 28, 1913: Man Held for Girl’s Murder Avows He Continue Reading →

Conley Thought He Was on Trial, His Attorney Declares

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta JournalAugust 4th, 1913 Jim thought he was on trial this morning,” said W. M. Smith, attorney for James Conley, the negro sweeper at the pencil factory, after the recess Monday noon following Conley’s appearance on the witness stand of the Frank trial. Attorney Smith declared that Continue Reading →

Conley’s Glibness May Prove Unfortunate for His Testimony

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta JournalAugust 4th, 1913 Negro’s Recitative Manner of Telling His Story Gives Impression That He Has Rehearsed It Many Times Jim Conley Monday morning recited his story to the Frank jury. Newt Lee last week told his. Above all other things, Jim’s testimony was glib. Continue Reading →

Many Discrepancies Between Conley’s Testimony and His Testimony Given to Detectives

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta JournalAugust 4th, 1913 Negro Swore Previously That He Never Saw Mary Phagan Enter Factory—Many Other Changes in Story—Fourth Time He’s Changed Narrative James Conley’s story as he told it on the witness stand Monday morning differs in many important details from the story he Continue Reading →

Jim Conley Tells An Amazing Story

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta JournalAugust 4th, 1913 MANY NEW AND SENSATIONAL FEATURES ADDED TO TALE AS ORIGINALLY GIVEN TO POLICE Conley Swears He Saw Mary Phagan Enter Factory, That He Heard Her Screams In the Metal Room a Short Time Later, That Frank Then Called Him and He Went Up Continue Reading →

State’s Case Against Frank As It Stands After Week’s Testimony Is Shown Here

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta JournalAugust 3rd, 1913 Most Important Points State Sought to Prove Are That Mary Phagan Was Killed Shortly After Entering Factory—That Crime Was on Second Floor, and That Frank Was Not in His Office at the Time He Saw He Gave Her the Pay Envelope Continue Reading →

Defense Will Introduce Witnesses

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta JournalAugust 3rd, 1913 FRANK TRIAL WILL RUN INTO THIRD WEEK; DEFENSE WILL BEGIN TESTIMONY WEDNESDAY Indications Saturday, When Court Adjourned Until Monday Morning at 9 o’Clock, Were That State Would Require at Least Two More Days Before Concluding Presentation of Its Case Against the Continue Reading →

There Is One Joy in Being A Juror: Collectors Barred

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta JournalAugust 2nd, 1913 Members of Frank Jury Can Not Communicate With Members of Family and Can Read No Newspapers, Not Even Baseball How does it feel to be shut up with eleven other men for one week, maybe two, possibly three? How does it Continue Reading →

Dr. Harris Collapses on Stand as He Gives Sensational Evidence

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta JournalAugust 2nd, 1913 Physician Testifies at Frank Trial That Mary Phagan Met Death Half Hour After Lunch—Describes Wounds Secretary of State Board of Health Compelled to Leave the Witness Stand on Account of Illness In the midst of sensational testimony, Dr. H. F. Harris, Continue Reading →

Miss Smith Declares Darley Was Incorrect

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta JournalAugust 2nd, 1913 Miss Mattie Smith has given The Journal a statement in which she says that a part of the testimony of N. V. Darley at the Frank trial in reference to her was not true. Mr. Darley stated that on April 26 Continue Reading →

Newt Lee Gets Hat; Now He’s Considering What He Wants Next

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta JournalAugust 2nd, 1913 And Newt Lee gets the hat. The darky who has been the stanchest witness yet examined at the Frank trial has but little more to wish for. First it was watermelon Newt wanted. With his very life in danger as he Continue Reading →

“Smile,” Says Gheesling, “When Facing Bear-Cat Like Luther Rosser”

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta JournalAugust 2nd, 1913 “Keep smiling on the witness stand.” That is the motto of Will Gheesling, of the P. J. Bloomfield undertaking establishment, who testified at the Frank trial Thursday. “When you get a bear cat like Luther Rosser after you,” he declares, “the Continue Reading →

Harris Testimony May Be Stricken by Court

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta JournalAugust 2nd, 1913 Question Will Be Solved by Physician’s Recovery and Return to Stand If Dr. H. F. Harris, secretary of the state board of health, is not physically able to be presented in the court room before the state closes its case, will Continue Reading →

Dr. J. W. Hurt, Coroner’s Physician, Gives Expert Testimony

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta JournalAugust 2nd, 1913 DR. HURT’S TESTIMONY NOT CONFIRMATORY OF EVIDENCE GIVEN BY DR. H. F. HARRIS On Cross-Examination, Dr. Hurt Admits That Cabbage Is Considered Very Difficult to Digest and That Under Some Conditions as Much as Three Hours and a Half Might be Continue Reading →

Defense Claims Members of Jury Saw Newspaper Headline

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta JournalAugust 2nd, 1913 WHEN JUDGE ROAN UNWITTINGLY HELD RED HEADLINE IN FRONT OF JURY, DEFENSE MADE POINT Jury Is Sent Out of Room While Attorneys for the Defense Tell the Court That the Jurymen Were Seen Reading Red Headline, “State Adds Links to Chain” Continue Reading →

Watchman Swears Elevator Was Open; Changes Evidence

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta JournalAugust 1st, 1913 E. F. Holloway Angers Dorsey When He Testifies Contrary to Affidavit—Had Told Dorsey Elevator Switch Was Locked Court adjourned at 4:58 o’clock until 9 o’clock Friday morning after a day of surprises in the trial of Leo M. Frank, charged with Continue Reading →

Mrs. Callie Scott Appelbaum Attends Trial of Leo Frank; Believes in His Innocence

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta JournalAugust 1st, 1913 A woman sat among the spectators at the Frank trial Thursday afternoon, a pretty blue-eyed woman neatly clad in a white shirtwaist and black skirt. “Four months ago,” she was thinking, “I was in the position of that boyish-limbed youth over Continue Reading →

Frank Trial Crowd Sees Auto Knock Down Youth

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta JournalAugust 1st, 1913 Thronged Streets Prevented Driver Seeing Raymond Roddy—Not Seriously Hurt Raymond Roddy, a thirteen-year-old boy who lives at 66 Williams street, was knocked down by an automobile about 9 o’clock Thursday morning near the corner of Pryor and East Hunger street, not Continue Reading →

Picnic and Theories Mark Noon Hour in Frank Trial Court Room

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta JournalAugust 1st, 1913 Spectators Remain From 5 to 7—Lunch Boys Acquiring Wealth A court room where a man is on trial for his life is a strange place for a picnic, yet from 12:30 to 2 o’clock every afternoon the room where the Frank Continue Reading →

Lawyers Battle Over Testimony of Frank’s Nervousness; Witness Swears Negro Was in Factory About 1 o’Clock

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta JournalAugust 1st, 1913 DARLEY’S ADMISSIONS ABOUT FRANK’S DEFENSE OFFSET BY HIS EVIDENCE IN REBUTTAL Having Admitted Frank Trembled, That He Was Pale and Seemed “Upset,” on Cross-Examination Mr. Darley Said Frank Was Naturally of a Nervous Temperament and Told of Tedious Work He Did Continue Reading →