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I FRANK IS CONVICTED
OF MURDERING GIRL
FOUND GUILTY OF MURDER OF
People Outside Court Go Wild.
Doomed Man Shows No Signs
Atlanta, G-a., Aug. 25.?iLeo. M.
Frank, convicted late today of the
murder of 14-year-old Mary Phagan,
showed no signs of emotion early tonight
when informed that he had been
found guilty. The factory superintendent's
wife, with him when the
message was delivered, collapsed.
More than an hour before Frank
was notified, the jury's verdict of
murder in the first degree was received
with a noisy demonstration by
a crowd estimated at more tnan 2,000
persons that jammed the street.
All spectators were excluded from-the
court room before the verdict was
announced. By agreement of counsel
the prisoner was permitted to remain
in his cell at the county jail.
Only lawyers, court officials and
newspaper men heard the verdict
Less Than Four Hours.
After listening to the nresentation
of evidence and argument of counsel
Jor more than four weeks, the jury
retired at 12.47 o'clock this afternoon,
when Judge Roan concluded
his charge. Shortly after 4 o'clock it
was announced that a verdict had
been reached, but it was nearly 5
o'clock before the jury returned to
the court room.
At 4.56 o'clock Foreman Winburne
read tne verdict. it contained no recommendation
for clemency. As the'
r.ews was flashed to the crowd outside
there was loud cheering. Mounted
policemen rode through the crowd
to disperse it, but the .demonstration
Solicitor Hugh Dorsey, who con- j
ducted the prosecution, was the first >
person to leave the court room. As i
he stepped into the street he was
lifted to the shoulders of several men i
J - ?' 3 ? i.1 1 AA -C i.
cuiu uarrieu lor more man ivu leet
turough the shouting throng.
On account of the demonstration
Judge Roan announced that he would \
net sentence the prisoner until to- j
morrow, possibly later. The judge j
also was cheered when 'he left the j
Counsel for the defendant tonight
announced that a motion for a newtrial
would be niade immediately.
T...1 ?? 1 nrt
u uuge s l uargt? ? ers>e.
Judge L. S. Roan's charge to the '
jury, delivered today immediately after
he had overruled a motion of the
defense for a mistrial, was terse and j
direct. With reference to "reason- ;
able doubt," he said:
"You are not compelled to find from
the evidence his'guilt beyond any
doubt, but beyond a reasonable doubt, I
such a doubt as grows out of the evi- \
dence or the want of evidence; such
a doubt as a reasonable and impartial
man would entertain about mat- i
ters of the highest importance to
himself, and after all reasonable efforts
to ascertain the truth. This!
does not mean a fanciful doubt, one
conjured up by the jury."
During the trial much stress
was placed by both sides on the question
of Frank's character. Judge
Roan charged the jury that while evidence
of the defendant's good reputation
previous to the death of Mary
Phagan was to be considered possibly
as creating a doubt of his guilt, such
evidence would not suffice to clear
him if in the opinion of the jury other
testimony was sufficient to show
that he had committed the crime
charged against him.
The reading of the charge required
about 20 minutes.
Frank asserted tonight to friends
who visited in his cell: "I am as innocent
now as I was a year ago." His
appearance and general demeanor re- J
mained a^ impassive as througnout
Rabbi David Marx tonight was
auoted as saying: "I am stunned. I
can not believe it. I know he is innocent?I
know he is incapable of
such a crime. I ask the public to suspend
final judgment until an appeal
for a new trial is made."
Mary Phagan's body, bearing
marks of violence, was found in the
basement of the National Pencil factory
early Sunday morning, April 27.
fhe girl previously had been employed
at the factory and had gone there
at noon, April 26, for her wages. Near
her body were found two notes, one
with accusations against a "long,
-\ewt i.,ee, negro mgiu waicumau ui
the factory, who found the body, immediately
was arrested on suspicion.
Superintendent Frank and several
others connected with the plant were
detained several days later. Among
these "was James Conley, negro
, After an exhaustive coroner's :.n
vestigation, Frank and Lee were
b~r.nd over to the grand jury. Frank
was indicted for murder May 24.. Lee
still is in jail, as is the sweeper,
Frank's trial began July 28. The
State built a basis of circumstantial
evidence and then called James Conley
to the stand to give the only direct
testimony against the defendant.
Conley swore he had stood guard outside
the factory office while Frank
was closeted with the pretty 14-yearold
girl and that later he helped I
Frank carrv the bodv to the base-!
jment. The negro also told a story of
other alleged incidents at the factory
office, charging the defendant with
degeneracy. The prisoner's attorneys
attacked Conley's veracity by attempting
to prove an alibi for their
: client, and by producing three pre|
vious affidavits in which the negro \
; told widely varying stories of the
Late in ths trial the defendant took
I the stand, making a statement of gen:
eral denial. He said he paid Mary
; Phagan her wages on the day she
disappeared, and that she left the ofj
CHAMxJfciS LlKKJ^Ll 151JL Lt.
Agricultural Payer, Under Amendment
Unanimously Accepted by
Washington, Aug. 25.?An agi-icul;
tural curiency amendment to The I
administration currency bill was i
I adopted by the bouse Democratic cau- j
, cus today. After several preliminary :
! skirmishes, in which other amend- j
i ments were beaten, the caucus with- j
j out a dissenting vote adopted an
i amendment, sponsored both by the
. "insurgent'' contingent and banking I
ana currency committee, to put payer ;
based on agricultural products on
the same basis as commercial paper
for banking purposes.
It also would extend the maturity !
of notes and bills admitted to discount
under the amendment of 90
days, instead of the originally pro- i
posed 45 days. This action disposed
of the last of the big controversial j
issues in the administration currency'
Tue amendment reads:
"Upon the indorsement of any
member bank, any federal reserve
bank may discount notes and bills
of exchange arising out of commercial
transactions; that is, notes and <
bills of exchange issued or drawn
for ^rinnlanraL industrial or com-1
" - ' I
mercial purposes or the proceeds of
which have been used or may be j
used for such purposes, the federal j
reserve board to have the right to I
determine or define the character of i
the paper thus eligible for discount,}
within the meaning of this act. But [
such definition shall not include notes !
or bills issued or drawn for the purpose
of carrying or trading in stocks,
bonds or other investments, securities.
nor shall anything herein con
tained be construed to prohibit such
notes and bills of exchange, secured i
by staple agricultural products or j
other goods, wares or merchandise'
from being eligible for such discount.
1 "Notes and bills admitted to discount
under the terms of this paragraph
must have a maturity of not
more than 90 days."
Chairman Glass tonight said the |
amendment did not discriminate eith- '
er for or against the farmer; that the '
New Endgland shoe manufacturer or '
clothing maker could present his
goods for discount as much as the
farmer could and, in the final analysis
"the whole thing is left to the federal
reserve board or the regional reserve
bank which does the discounting."
The caucus defeated an amendment
to exclude from rediscounting
at federal reserve banks notes or i
bills intended for dealing in futures
or for mai0'inal trading in agricultural
Frank Sentenced to the Gallows, i
iAtlanta, Ga., Aug. 26.?tLeo M. j
CAnfonnQ/1 f A rl^otVl
'laufc ivuaj n ao o^.ui.^uvbu iu
^ for the murder of Mary Phagan.
[Judge Roan fixed October 10 as the
date for the execution. Attorneys for
| the convicted factory superintendent
I immediately made a motion for a new
l trial and October 4 was announced as |
! the date for this hearing. This ren- I
, ders it certain that Frank will not be |
ihanged October 10, since, even if the!
motion should be overruled, it would j
j require considerable time for the apj
peal to go through the higher courts.
; After sentencing Frank, the court
! ordered Xewt Lee, negro night watch-1
j man at the factory, of which Frank j
i was superintendent, to be set at lib- !
I ertv. Lee had been in custodv since !
! April 27.
James Conley, the negro "Who confessed
to having aided Frank dispose j
of Mary Phagan's body, still is in jail. ;
It is believed that upon his indict- j
ment as accessorv, he will enter a
plea of guilty and be given a term of i
| less than three years in the peniten-j
MILLION AND A HALF
FOR SOUTH CAROLINA
THAT IS THIS STATE'S SHARE OF
DEPOSITS FOR MOVING CROP.
Columbia to Get About One-Third.
The Bants Selected.
Washington, Aug. 25.?While the
treasury department would give out
no information today regarding the
crop moving money going to different
South Carolina banks, the State's
correspondent was able to ascertain
that Charleston will get $500,000 and
the share of that city will be divided
among the following banks: Peoples'
National bank, $175,000; Bank of
Charleston, $175,000, and the First
Columbia it is learned will get
about $400,000 and as fan as could be
ascertained this amount will be divided
between the three following
banks: Carolina National, National
L,oan and Exchange and tie Palmetto
Greenville and Spartant urg, it was
also learned, will each receive $300,000
and this fund by agreement will
be equally distributed among all the
national banks of those two places
which want it.
When the treasury department officials
were asked by the State's correspondent
if these amounts were
correct, it was stated that for the
present it was not desired that any
figures be printed and therefore nothing
of confirmatory nature so far as
the officials' named are concerned,
could be had, but the information
here given was secured from those
on the inside and is believed to be
approximately correct, except that
the total amount going to Columbia j
may be slightly more than hefre given. I
It is considered that $300,000 for |
Greenville and Spartanburg is a good |
sized amount when it is considered
that Charleston gets only $500,000
but the two first named places were
placed prominently before Secretary
This information is believed to be j
as nearly correct as it is possible to !
secure it at this time, but not being |
secured from official sources it is I
given subject to changes by the treas-1
ury department hereafter.
Three Asked For Deposits.
Columbia, Aug. 25.?Only the three
Columbia banks mentioned in the
foregoing dispatch have made application
for federal deposits under the
recent offer of Secretary McAdoo.
Joseph Norwood, president of the
Union National bank, said: "We have
not applied for any of these funds, i
However, we will probably put in our,
application tomorrow, if not too late." i
John T. Melton, cashier of the National
State bank, said: "We have not
asked for any federal deposits, we
may do so later."
Neither the Columbia Clearing'
House association nor any of the Columbia
banks has been informed by
the treasury department as to the;
allotment of deposits which is to be
made to this banking community. The
Clearing House association has appointed
a committee of five persons?
Joseph Norwood, G. M. Berry, W. A.
Clark, Wilie Jones and B. F. Taylor j
?to pass on the collateral which may 1
be submitted as security for federal
deposits; and the treasury depart-!
ment has designated Wm. H. Lyles of j
the Columbia bar to act as its representative
in connection with the work
of this committee. So far no securities
have been submitted to the committee
the banks interested in Secretary
McAdoo's offer having elected to wait j
until the amount which might be
available for distribution in this community
should be known.
Mrs. Brown?Mrs. Jones has the
Mr. Brown?What is it, dear?
Mrs. Brown?She turns around and
looks back every time we pass on the
Mr. Brown?How do you know she
When Frank was brought into court
this morning he reaffirmed to the
judge his protestation of innoncence.
He heard his sentence pronounced
without displaying the least emotion.
Only a few persons were present..
Frank's wife was hurrying to the
court room but did not arrive until
after the prisoner was being taken
back to the jail. She followed him
to his cell, where she threw her arms
. 1% ^ C ^ M /] "rt 1 m T? An Ar? f A/^ 1
auuui 111 ill U.11U iyisscu mm i cpcaicuij.
Attorneys for Frank in their motion
for a new trial set fonh that the
verdict was contrary to the evidence;
that it was contrary to the law; and
that the court, after overrulng motions
of the defense allowed certain !
testimony which was relative to other !
crimes not mentioned in the bill of j
indictment. It is supposed that the ,
latter claim refers to evidence of j
Frank's moraj degeneracy.
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