The Truth about the Frank Case

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Vail-Ballou Company, 1915 - Antisemitism - 95 pages
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This is an author's contemporary view and impassioned plea that, concerning the 1913 murder of 14 year old Mary Phagan, Leo Frank was innocent. Was he? I still do not know, however, this short little book is one spectacular read!

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Page 12 - Let him draw, rather, a decorous, smooth-faced, bloodless demon; a picture in repose, rather than in action; not so much an example of human nature in its depravity, and in its paroxysms of crime, as an infernal being, a fiend, in the ordinary display and development of his character.
Page 36 - It is too short a time,' he says,' since you left for anything startling to have developed down here.' Too short! Too short! Startling! But 'too short a time,' and that itself shows that the dastardly •deed was done in an incredibly short time. And do you tell me, honest men, fair men, courageous men, true Georgians seeking to do your duty, that that phrase, penned by that man to his uncle on Saturday afternoon, didn't come from a conscience that was its own accuser?
Page 42 - . . . our little girl — ours by the Eternal God! has been pursued to a hideous death and bloody grave by this filthy, perverted Jew of New York.
Page 15 - I have given this question long consideration. It has given me more concern than any other case I was ever in and I want to say here, that, although I heard the evidence and the arguments during these thirty days, I do not know this morning whether Leo Frank Is Innocent or guilty. But I was not the one to be convinced. The Jury was convinced and I must approve the verdict and overrule the motion.
Page 67 - I wanted to be with the little girl and she refused me and I struck her, and I guess I struck her too hard, and she fell and hit her head against something, and I don't know how bad she got hurt. Of course you know I ain't built like other men.
Page 17 - The trial began on July 28, 1913, at Atlanta, and was carried on in a court packed with spectators and surrounded by a crowd outside, all strongly hostile to the petitioner. On Saturday, August 23, this hostility was sufficient to lead the judge to confer in the presence of the jury with the chief of police of Atlanta and the colonel of the Fifth Georgia Regiment, stationed in that city, both of whom were known to the jury. On the same day, the evidence seemingly having been closed, the public press,...
Page 20 - ... A knot of men clustered around the press room, the windows of which front Hunter street, just opposite the new court house building. As the reporters at the telephone shouted the verdict to their offices, the word came through the windows. It was received with a shout. The cry of guilty took winged flight from lip to lip. It traveled like the rattle of musketry. Then came a combined shout that rose to the sky. Pandemonium reigned. Hats went into the air. Women wept and shouted by turns. "A great...
Page 84 - Mam that negro hire down here did this i went to make water and he push me down that hole a long tall negro black that hoo it wase long sleam tall negro i wright while play with me...
Page 37 - Yontiff" [holiday] here, and the thin gray line of veterans, smaller each year, braved the rather chilly weather to do honor to their fallen comrades. Enclosed you will find last week's report. The shipments still keep up well, tho' the result is not what one would wish. There is nothing new in the factory, etc, to report. Enclosed please find the price list you desired. The next letter from me, you should get on board ship. After that I will write...
Page 37 - There is nothing new in the factory to report. " Ah ! there was something new, and there was something startling, and the time was not too short. You can take that letter and read it for yourself. You tell me that letter was written in the morning, do you believe it? I tell you that that letter shows on its face that something startling had happened, and that there was something new in the factory, and I tell you that that rich uncle, then supposed to be with his kindred in Brooklyn, didn't care...

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