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 →

Defense Begins Introduction of Evidence

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta JournalAugust 8th, 1913 Afternoon Session of Frank’s Trial Thursday Is Without Any Interesting Development Pinkerton Detective Harry Scott Testifies That Conley Never Told Him New Features of Story—Dr. Leroy Childs Testifies in Effort to Break Dr. Harris’ Story When court adjourned Thursday afternoon at 5:10 o’clock Continue Reading →

Defense Attacks State’s Case From Many Angles

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta JournalAugust 8th, 1913 MOTORMAN AND CONDUCTOR SAY NEWSBOY EPPS WAS NOT ON CAR THAT BROUGHT MARY TO CITY They Swear That She Left Car at Broad and Hunter Streets at 12:10, the Very Hour Monteen Stover Claims to Have Left Factory—Daisy Hopkins Swears She Never Visited Continue Reading →

Judge Roan Decides Conley’s Testimony Must Stand

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta JournalAugust 7th, 1913 Defense Asks Mistrial When Crowd in the Court Applauds Announcement of the Decision Judge Roan, However, Refuses to Stop Trial—Dr. Harris on Stand During Afternoon and Again Asserts that Mary Phagan Suffered Violence Just Before Death—Dalton Called to Corroborate Conley But Court Adjourns Continue Reading →

Dr. Harris’ Testimony is Attacked by Defense Expert

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta JournalAugust 7th, 1913 STATE FINISHES TESTIMONY AND DR. LEROY CHILDS BEGINS EXPERT EVIDENCE FOR DEFENSE Dr. Childs Characterizes Conclusions Similar to Those Made by Dr. H. F. Harris and Dr. J. W. Hurt as Remarkable Guesses—He Says Cabbage Is Most Indigestible of All Vegetables and Might Continue Reading →

“He Shore Goes After You” Says Conley of Mr. Rosser

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta JournalAugust 6th, 1913 Jim Made for a Newspaper and a Cigarette as Soon as He Left the Stand—He Is Interviewed Through Medium of His Attorney Jim Conley wasn’t garrulous after he left the witness stand Wednesday morning, and that’s saying the least of it. Perhaps Jim Continue Reading →

Mincey Ready to Swear to Conley Affidavit

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta JournalAugust 6th, 1913 Declares Negro Told Him He Had Killed a Girl—Waiting as Witness W. H. Mincey, the man who has made an affidavit in which he swears that Jim Conley told him on April 26, the day Mary Phagan was murdered, that he had killed Continue Reading →

Judge Roan Rules Out Most Damaging Testimony Given By Conley Against Leo Frank

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta JournalAugust 6th, 1913 Solicitor Dorsey in Vigorous Speech Protests Against Striking Evidence, Declaring He Has Witnesses to Corroborate the Negro and That Striking of Testimony Will Prevent His Getting Their Statements Before the Jury Sustaining a motion made by the defense in the trial of Leo Continue Reading →

Judge Roan Reverses Decision on Conley Testimony

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta JournalAugust 6th, 1913 Conley’s Whole Testimony Will Be Allowed to Stay in Record of Frank Case State Ready With Corroborating Witnesses, if Evidence Is Held to Be Admissible—Jim Conley Adds New and Sensational Feature to His Testimony, Declaring He Saw Frank Place Mary Phagan’s Pocketbook in Continue Reading →

Conley Swears Frank Hid Purse

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta GeorgianAugust 6th, 1913 Sweeper’s Grilling Ends After 151/2 Hours, His Main Story Unshaken MYSTERY OF GIRL’S MESH BAG EXPLAINED BY NEGRO ON STAND That Mary Phagan’s silver-plated mesh bag, mysteriously missing since the girl’s bruised and lifeless body was found the morning of April 27, was Continue Reading →

Negro Sweeper Remanded to Solitude in Jail Over Night

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta JournalAugust 5th, 1913 Jim Conley Grilled for Many Hours By Frank’s Attorney Who Fails to “Rattle” Him Luther Rosser Makes Negro Admit Lies and Terms in Prison, but Sweeper Remains Good Witness for State—Women Excluded From Court Room During Afternoon Session, Numerous Tilts Between Opposing Counsel Continue Reading →

Lawyers on Both Sides Satisfied With Conley

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta JournalAugust 5th, 1913 “They Haven’t Shaken Him a Particle,” Says Dorsey—“He Has Told About 240 Lies Already,” Declares Attorney Reuben Arnold Both the state’s attorneys and the counsel for Leo M. Frank Tuesday at noon expressed satisfaction with the progress of the cross-examination of James Conley, Continue Reading →

Defense Moves to Strike Most Damaging Testimony

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta JournalAugust 5th, 1913 ON GROUNDS OF IRRELEVANCY ATTORNEY ARNOLD MOVES TO STRIKE PART OF TESTIMONY He Asks That Conley’s Statement That He Acted as “Lookout” for Frank, and Part of Testimony Attacking Frank’s Personal Character Be Blotted From Record — Attorney Hooper eDclares [sic] Defense Has 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 →