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 →

Frank’s Character Made Issue by the Defense

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta JournalAugust 13th, 1913 ACTION A CHALLENGE TO STATE TO PUT UP WITNESSES IN REBUTTAL WHO OTHERWISE COULDN’T TESTIFY Lemmie Quinn, Foreman In Metal Room, Tells the Jury He Visited Factory on Saturday, April 26, and Found Frank at His Desk Writing at 12:20 o’Clock, the Very Continue Reading →

Ethics of Dr. H. F. Harris Bitterly Attacked By Reuben Arnold

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta JournalAugust 12th, 1913 Sensational Charge Hurled By Physician in Testimony Given at Afternoon Session Dr. Westmoreland, Answering Question of Attorney Reuben R. Arnold, Declares He Never Heard of a Chemist Who Had Made Examination by Himself and Then Destroyed the Organs Without Bringing Them Into Court Continue Reading →

C. B. Dalton’s Character Shown Up by Frank Defense; Four Witnesses Swear They Would Not Believe His Oath

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta JournalAugust 12th, 1913 DALTON ADMITS HE SERVED A CHAINGANG SENTENCE FOR THEFT OF A “SHOP HAMMER” Miss Hattie Hall Swears She Was In Frank’s Office Between 11 and 12 o’Clock and That Superintendent Did No Work on Finance Sheet During This Hour—Her Testimony Different In This Continue Reading →

Frank Case Mentioned for First Time in House

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta JournalAugust 11th, 1913 For the first time this session, mention of the case of Leo M. Frank, on trial for his life for the murder of fourteen-year-old Mary Phagan, was made today in the house of representatives. Representative Slater of Bryan was speaking in favor of Continue Reading →

Sunday Proves Day of Meditation for Four Frank Jurors

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta JournalAugust 11th, 1913 Sunday apparently brought reflection and repentance to one aspiring member of the Frank juror, while three others after due consideration of the heat and other things, spent a part of their $2 per day. Juror Townsend, who has been carefully cultivating a most Continue Reading →

Many Experts Called by Defense to Answer Dr. H. F. Harris

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta JournalAugust 11th, 1913 DR. GEORGE BACHMAN GIVES TESTIMONY TO SHOW HARRIS SIMPLY HAZARDED A GUESS Professor of Physiology at Atlanta College of Physicians and Surgeons Declares Dr. Harris Is the Only Doctor He Knows Who Would Undertake to Express the Opinion That Dr. Harris Did in Continue Reading →

Playing Practical Jokes on Watchful Bailiffs is Pastime of Frank Jurors

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta JournalAugust 10th, 1913 Court Bailiff Charles F. Huber, Who Guards Body in Hotel at Night, Spends Hours in Search of Mysterious Female Voice Which Disrupts His Peace — Deder Townsend Improves His Time While Shut Off From World by Growing Mustache There are a few pastimes Continue Reading →

Witness Found Who Saw Mary Phagan on Way to Factory

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta JournalAugust 10th, 1913 George T. Kendley, Street Car Conductor, Declares He Saw Little Girl About Noon on April 26 as She Stepped From Curb on Forsyth Street Bridge to Cross Alabama Street, Where His Car Was Stopped BOTH SIDES READY TO GRILL EVERY WITNESSES Attorneys Think Continue Reading →

Conley’s Story is Still Center of Fight in Frank Case

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta JournalAugust 10th, 1913 After Two Weeks of Testimony Only Evidence Directly Linking Frank With the Crime is the Sensational Statement Made on the Stand by Negro Sweeper-Summary of Developments in Trial to Date STATE HAS INTRODUCED 34 WITNESSES, DEFENSE 10 A Synopsis of the Evidence Presented Continue Reading →

State Confronts Watchman Holloway With Previous Affidavit

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta JournalAugust 9th, 1913 Solicitor Dorsey Fiercely Attacks Evidence Given by the Witness For Defense Afternoon Session He Also Implies That Watchman Was Trying to Fix Crime on Conley to Get Reward. Holloway Admits Signing Statement Produced by the Prosecutor—Other Witnesses for Defense Heard After Solicitor Dorsey 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 →

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 →