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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 17, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 1

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LAST EDITION
ONE CENT
FIVE LOST IN GALVESTON FLOOD
SHOULD NEWSPAPERSCCEPT PASSES? N. D.
COCHRAN DISCUSSES TOPIC LATEST NEWS
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL.4, NO. 273 Chicago, Tuesday, August 17, 1915 398 jggi
MOB HANGS LEO FRANK
-POSSES OUTWITTED
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Body Found Hanging From Tree Sensational Case
Comes to Tragic End Search On for Guilty Men
Eight Auto Loads Participate
i in Killing,
Marietta, Ga., Aug. 17. Leo M.
Frank was lynched two miles out
side Marietta early today.
Marietta was the home town of
Mary Phagan, the little girl an At
lanta jury round Frank guilty of mur
dering. A mob dragged him from the hos
pital on the MQledgeville prison farm
just before midnight Of all the arm
ed guards on the farm, not one raised
a hand to protect him.
By automobile the mob rushed
their prisoner to the spot where- tfeejf
fend, chosen, to kfllilm..
Of his last hours none but those
who hanged him knew anything.
That he was dead was not evjp
known until his body was fnd
dangling from a tree a short distance
off the highway into Marietta
Wrenched by the roMjT which
strangled him, the gash, recently cut
In his throat by William Creen, the
fellow convict who tried to murder
him, had gaped open horribly. From
the wound blood had gushed In tor
rents, staining his prison suit crim-
The corpse was oojt Jtouched- hp
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