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CHICAGO POLICE ARE
i NOON EDITION
OyDONNELL TO PLEAD
SELF-DEFENSE IN THE
DE ROCK CASE
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper.
N.D.Cochran, si&sam Tel. Monroe, 353.
Editor and Publisher. Ttslls Automatic 51-422.
500 South Peoria St 398 By Mail, 50 Cents a Month.
VOL.3, NO. 154 Chicago, Monday, March 30, 1914
MAN IN SCAFFOLD'S SHADOW SAYS
LOVE PROVES HIS INNOCENCE
Leo Frank Talks In Death Cell To Day Book Reporter
Says UI Could Not Have Murdered Mary Phagan
My Life-Has Been Clean;"
Atlanta, Ga., March 30. Thou
sands of influential American .men
and women and many leading news
papers are pleading with the state of
Georgia to give Leo M. Frank an
other trial, lest a "judicial murder"
Leo M. Frank himself sits in his.
death cell --waiting to be hanged on.
April 17 his thirtieth birthday for
the murder of 13-year-old Mary
Phagan, an employe in the factory of
which Frank' was superintendent.
Only an extraordinary motion for
a. new trial stands between' Frank and
he galjows. He: T;as been trjed and;
convicted in the county superior
court; his appeal for a new trial de-
nied by the judge of the trial court';
later by the Georgia Supreme Court,
and his appeal for a reopening of his
case before the Supreme Court turn
.Frank is probably the first white
man in the history of the South who
has been convicted largely on the tes
timony of a negro.
Interest is added to the case in the
faithfulness of Frank's wife, who
visits him daily in his cell.
"My faith has not been shaken in
God, nor man' Frank: declared, tp