Newspaper Page Text
THE SUN, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 1915.
GEORGIA PRISON HEADS EXONERATED OF BLAME FOR PERMITTING FRANK'S DEATH Ruards, while the other went on to Die home of Hupt. J. M. Murks Ilurke was about to retire when he feeard some one outalile Balling him by nam. He. stepped outalde the door and two atrong men grablied hie nrms and pinioned them. Four other Mood In front of him. covering him with shot -fcuna and revolver. Burke, and Rmlth agreed that not more than half a dozen of the twenti-five nsBfflbOrg of the ban-l wore masks, but neither man recognised any of the fares. Mriiuuilim of Xo I ae. Burke struggled somewhat, he said later, but the same iulet spokesman told him It Wal no use. they had come tor Ieo Frank and were ging to get him. Ilurke was marched ahead of the band, thrn M the main prison building. At the gate the trusty on duty waa or dered to open It. He hesitated and said ha must have official orders The gat I Is of heavy wire mesh, and two or three men then began to cut the wlrea. Th trusty waa told he would tie killed as Boon as they got In, and when he saw ......1.1 . u.. .,., t h. ,, , .1 the gate. Ills delay waa the only tern- porary setback the lynchers received. ' The guard In charge at night. Heater by name, heard the noise at the gate and came forward Just as th band was going In He waa directed to throw up hls hands; he did without hesitation The lynchers swept up the stairs toward the floor on which Frank waa oor on which Frank was and Burk were kept In near the lop of the stairs. ' kept. Hester advance until near the top and then the Impatient band swept ahead and ran to the big room In which Frank had hta bed. i Frank had left the prison hospital on Sunday, the wound Inflicted on July 22 by William C'reen, another convict, hav In healed He waa still weak from his wound and his long stav In the prison i Jhairmen Davison was first Informed hospital. H was in bed. and awake. hurriedly Imparted his Informa Down the long room the lynchers"0" o Conmlss1onera Halney and Pn awepL Convicts In other beds cowered 1reon, and they made hasty efforts to under their bed clothes, but aome of the int on the scene. But before they could lynchers In the rear who could not get " to the prison grounds the mob wss to Frank told these men not to fear Frank was the only one they were after. Dragged Prom III Bed, Eager hands dragged the bed clothes efr Frank, who wa then lifted to his fet. He struggled, but made no outcry. The strength of any one of the mob was more than sufficient to handle Frank, but all who could place their handa on him pinched and shoved and punched him, and he waa buffeted to his feet : burfeted whll rough hands pulled a shirt over hia nglhtshlrt and drew on a pair of trousers and then dragged and kicked and buffeted dOWtl the stairs and out to the waiting line of automo biles. Roma gripped Frank's long black hair In their fists and wrenched his head side ways and forward; others clenched at his throat, ripping open the long s'ar In fllcted bv f-onvict Preen H o ktsate healed: still other. Kaii.reH .1 hu. r... and body with their fists nnd feet. Capt. Burke, left on the stairs, says Frank's face waa pale as ha was dragged down to the automobile and hia Hps wsre moving, but that he marie no out ary. even though he must have been in Teat pain from the gaping wound on hia neck and the cuffing he had received. Frank was dragged t;. the foremost of the string of automobiles, picked up and thrust roughly into the tonneau. Then one stalwart member of the'hand bran dished a rope In front of Frank'a eyes, aaylnsj. something which was not over heard by the prison officials, and then dropped the rope into the bottom of the tonneau. Eight drivers cranked eight auto mobiles and all the lynchers Jumped Into their cars. "Now. boys, for the swamp"' shouted the leader, and the cavalcade sped for ward on the road toward Atlanta. The whole kidnapping took no more than Ave or six minutes. Th dust of the automobiles settled, and then Capt. Burko. Warden Smith and their guards and trusties bestirred themselves. Finds Wires ( ut. Warden Smith rushed to the telephone O Inform the Sheriff The telephone wire was cut. Attempts were made to leephone from private houses In the neighborhood, but all of thetn had been ut also finally a courier was sent 3 notify the Sheriff of Baldwin county. At 1 :30 A M Representative Knnls tele phoned the news to a newspaper friend In Atlanta. He In turn notified lov. Harris, and th Uovernor sent order to every Sheriff in southern 'ieorgla to wstch out for ths party. The (lovernor waited at his home until almost 7 o'clock this morning for word from the Brlson ofllcisls. but none came Then the Qovarnor left to tmlu an at lress at the Confederals Veterans' reunion at' Fltsgerald. His only Informtitoon at that time had come frori newainra en . r raiiK s nouy ),u,l had not then been ....... H left his secretary, F R. Jonas, I John Wood of ranton They were at lelephonlng lo county authorities all tending Alpharctla court, heard the yer the State for Information about the news early In the morning and cume at idnappers and their prisoner. i lop speed to the scene. Capt Ilurke tins afterm-on gave out "Heur me, men." repeated Judge Mor the following detailed vcrslun of the raid j r'B- The crowd became itulet. except for vii in.' jn leon ; ''I w.a called to the door Just as I was preparing to retire, anil following asual custom, I walked out When I passed the threshold two strong n en arui.m-,1 me ami ln sjl instant snapped ndcuffs on my wrist. Four others'"."" y ln wlth " M.i.i. . , . - .... . - no u.e T in? nr",,,'",y " no u.e for me to Squirm, as they had come for Io I rurik and were going to get nlm I told them that Frank was i got at my house, and they said they I knew tihat, but they wer solng to take me where they knew Frank was qunr- ! tered. . "1 was matched to the i., . . ... .... 1 building by a guard which was doubled a we proceeded, w en we reached the building a do i ami w.ie mude for th. . . i . anil o e or i. .... began cuttltm the wires, and Informed I me thai the prisoner would h. mi.-, ... I anon a. an entrance was e(T. , ted "The g,,e unh,ked and NlghtL Ouard Hester came forward km I nine forwaid. hut I was immediately covered and oidered in i throw on u . I, ,i. ii V, . '.' L . ,'. , .M.'lf w"y u" he ' ""e ii oasn ror rrank . ro.cn. i In of the prison), who I wltnessod this scene said that four men aelsed Frank b) his arms and legs w hile a fifth grabbed hsrtl by the hair and he wvia dragged out of the room and Um Pd down the ateps. with me look ing on Frank never uttered a word diii n.p p.irrntiv lie was surrerlnv I,i I tensely mi. I groaned us from ..,.i ... fllcted in handling him ln hia n s.a ec llniidcnns I'm tin, "The crowd Informed me that they did not Intend to harm anylsKly except Lata Frank nnd told me no; t hae any fear. The affair was uomplsted wiUiili five minutes, ii seamed to me. and ahnoat h.fVire we iiallned the anuriiilty of the acourrenc n waa a written ohapter, wio iim ine enure pel tor ma n ce n.i.i hanuffad and under guard. When ll,,- j off I asked Hie fellow w ho Nad summed I iu nsvnovuna to uniis'k them, but he ugh1.1l and saM that If I would aeoom panv them they would take off the Iron 1 retorted in layims. 'Pamnad if i d go anywhere with them ' "The grhOl pruoedurs WSs limed is a wall orderi d snd methodical procession snd only .1 f, w word wi re gpoksn, .t avklentl) iiaung oasn agreed that the Ugg)r Should do nil tne tniking in,,, two ,,f lb men wne masked, hut did not rejrogniia any of tbsm Then In ld lime 1 1 ' ill 11 tnkes I,, veil it the V.ele off and 1 could see the lights flaahlt as they went over the hill toward Mtri' wether, the road that lewis Atlanta ward." Warden Kmlth In a atatement de scribed the attack as a carefully planned affair. He said : "I waa attending the night at my hom adjacant to tha main building as I uau ally do under normal conditions. I had just gone In when I was called from tha front. "When I opened the door half a dossn men confronted me with pistols and guns thrust Into my face. They commanded me to throw up my hands and there was nothing else to do. At this Juncture mv wife rushed up and fell swooning In my arms and the men ordered me to come on and go to the camp. "My wife Interposed, and they told her they were my frjenda and her friend and for her not to be afraid, but she kept clinging to me. Then on of the men told them to go on, but he reoonsldsred and ald one or two more of them would better remain with m. They kept me covered for about five or six minute, then took my pistol, Jumped Into an au tonioblle passing by and wer gon. . " "" quicaiy is naru ; " -J ! I"5 ! ' "mplateljr at my wits' nd in th mat- ,r' . , . - "m-h Burke and H arden "mltti "rp n'lrt blanialass br the Board of Friaoti 1 Commlseloner for th selsure of Frank. ' si ma. jssaa . i '"""-x. MsaillOUSSJ tne mson rwsni, ; - - " happen d to tie at t)ie penitentiary when '""'nk ws taken from th buimlng. This morning all three of them spoke In re grcrtable terms of the occurrence they witnessed In part. They wars spending tha night at the residence of Cent. Burke and had Just gone to their rooms when he alarm was ami rated 'hat a mob had omne for Frank. bcgiinnlrvg to move off. BIG CROWD GATHERS TO VIEW DANGLING BODY Held let Restraint by Jnrfa Wk ashes lo leeae. Masibtts, Os.. Aug. 17. Ijo M. Frank's body waa found hanging to a tree leas than two mile from her this morning, ae close to the birthplace of Mary I'hagan, whose murder caused Frank's murder, as the lynchers dared to bring him After an all night automobile rtds from Marietta, Mary rhagan'a self-appointed avengers ierformsl the act of which there have been so many threats Ml parts of The Stat since Oov. Rla -"h commuted Frank's sentence from dsata JOtlfa Imprliwnment Srktm?ful flii'ii9 followed the find nn Ol the bOdr! There wa. a concerted ; move on the part of some of th moet hot headed cltlteji of this diet riot to mutilate publicly Ftank's body, but af ter half a dosen of the most prominent cltlgens of the county had spoken against the plan It waa dropped After the body had been a public spectacle fk r two hour and fifteen min ute, viewed by a crow d rat I mated at 6.000. many of whom were women and children, it was cut down. Men near the twdy kicked the face with heavy boots women within reach lore the shirt : sleeves ;o strips to aave them as souve nirs. I rosl liataere Italekly. The crowd guthsred with rspidlty. Women enme. children same. Even , babes In arms. The sight of the body I swaying In the wind, with the red, gap- "W" sasw ' OL in Huiurii nun, null lliej WOUIU ; utter little shriek and groan and turn i k.i. ' Him ii.ui. une or tne nrst arrivals was a man In a fremy of passion. He was bare- headed. finatlaW. his eyes biasing like j the ,yes of a maniac. He ran through the crowd, rati up to the body, threw up Ills hands and clenched his fists and shook them at the body. Then his hand would open, hi fingers would writhe and his fists would close sgaln, and hs would shake them at the body. "Now. we've got rou I" he screamed "Vou wont murder any more Irnocenl Utile girls. We've got you now!" The crowd yelled un.l packed closer At this Juncture a short, thickset man ran up to the crowts, Jostled his way I mrougn aim pushed up to a pla'-e be I1? '..r." Wh Wn" ru"ln '!N Ite climbed up on soinethinsr so he could see over the heads of the crowd. "Men. hear mi," he said. ... ... ,., , - , of the Hue Rides Clemill i,u,i ,-. i sw nvwmn s. aarri rnrmsr n, ' I .rr .,.i G.... . . ' I air veil in, in Munmii, ,i. .......... a mumbling In an undertone iy the man i beside -he body. t'ltliens of Cobb county, listen to me. will you?" said Judge Morris. They gave a murmer of assent. "Who ever did this thing " The man'a shoulder and saked him to be quiet for a few minutes, "Whoever did this thing." went on Judge Morris, "did a thorough Job." The crowd whooped Judge Morris continued : "Little Mary Phagan is vindicated. Her foul murder Is avenged. Now I ask you. I appeal to . In the good name of our county. n'1 Ul mor 1 PPal to you to let the undertaker do It. I.et all who are In favor of giving this body over to the j undertaker say aye." I here waa a chorus of "ayes." W"H Wae "ty no. . id Judge Morris. - ls vo,'" " '" .??.'? . ."" . . . ,i Z i . " through the crowd and began to call fo an undertaker. While h. wa callin . Nsvrria koi oowii gnu ran tiacu i Krunk s liialy drnpiM-il to the ground. At that instant the tiliLti WHO ha voted "no" run forward and Isgiin klck- - ' n ....-I annus the head of a smite und. r his heel, did the man In his awful frensy drive his heel into the face uf Lao Frank, grind- I Ha ,i, 1 .1 .... I, h.i- l ....... ll" "m." w, .,.. omu 1IUO N black dirt. "Stop html For Ood'g Hi.ke. stop hiin"' cried Judge Morris as ho nui UP to th- man and begged him to stop A negro ran up to Judge Morris. Here I ami Judge," he said. ''Here's tin wagon" Judge Morris gave orders and the lugio and another negro oiiened the back end of the wagon and pulled out a linn undertaker's basket and stalled wit I It toward the body "Hrlng the Imilv on, men." shouted i..... . "i.. 1. ,4u, ',. rthein would pick It up and Judge Moms, beckouliig tu th 11. nines, wedged ill and worked bis way tr ward the body until Hie nearoes nnsllv e hold of it and started toward ths I ui srtakaFg wagon A: the wagon started Inward Atlanta a string of automobllaa, wagons, 1 motorcyelaa and bicycles two miles long , followed. It wii.i about ' .HI o'clock this morn- I ing when 11 horse and buggy dashed Into the public sipiari here, already rrowded with people discussing Frank's kid napping last night. "They got MgH cried the driver. waving hi arm behind him. "He's out ( f ' ' ' . r.(.ui.ft 3 (I n.FUU, IWU MIIICS back." F.very one knew whom he referred to. ' ami In less than a minute several auto- i mobiles were headed down the road I Two miles east of here, hanged to a tree about seventy-five feet off the main highway between here and Atlanta, the searchers found Frank's body. It was (till warm. The handa were manacled, the feet were bare. The only clothing were a hut and trousers. A new hemp rope stretched from the neck to a limb of a tree about fifteen feet above, and then over to another tree about twenty feet away. Only the lynchers know what han. pened between the kidnapping and 1 Frank's death, but this much la certain: 1 they covered about one hundred mllea fey automobile before they killed Frank, i To reach here from Milledgrvllle they ted to paas either through or abound A lt I, i- 1 W.I 1 . . . , n w i , I, nut Bvi.trei inai mey would have been so reckless aa to go through, and th road around la 100 ran It I thought throughout the (Mate that the lyncher probably came either rrom this town or from robh rountv. or which Marietta la the seat. If so, twenty-nv kept their plan remark- ably secret There waa no unusual atlr f activity yaaterday; no whlaperlng In the public square nor anything elae which would draw suspicion to any per- eon or set of person here 1 " county commissioner have . irrei io action. rney nave ep- . "j airl pointed special nfflcera and a special prosecuting attorney to try to search out and ronvlot those reeponslbls for ine tyncning CROWDS IN ATLANTA FLOCK TO SEE BODY I'asTIn Pal Aboard Train for Brnok Ira a Mldalsjat. ATI.AMT. (Is.. Aug. 17. Be-r.4 on view ing th body of Leo Frank to satisfy their morbid curiosity that Frank was actually dead, several hundred men. w-hon they discovered the hiding place where the body was being accreted by the undertaker shortly before t o'clock this afternoon gathered at th autnmo biks garagie of Oreenberg It Bond, un dertaker. In Piedmont avenue and Ellis street, and ithreatened to break down the doors of (hg garage unless per mitted to see the body V.'hn a pan of glasa was crashed in by the mob the police realised thrat the desires of the crowd must tie grarr.et Accordingly am ambulance hearse w.ts summoned and. escorted by a ei-uad of mounted polios Frank's body In a wicker casket, was removed from the g.iragc to tireenberg A Hind's chapel at Houston and Ivy streets, where from 2 .30 o'clock un.ll 7 to-night 'i ".s.,'1,. vf people Med through the hallway of the chapel M , order , h un.lertakeV. . i i h f r. h'P,ent at n,..i- A. 7 ..' n 1 ... . 1. I'kl.f .. r 11 i i - w n. Bin W uiwvniju, r :i of pollc on iruar1 at the from loor of the undertaker's estalilish'nent Continuously during the five hours that ths crowds were allowed to view Frank's body thousands of people, in cluding many thousands of women, girls in short dresaes. boys yet in knee trouseis and barefiiot lads, streamed in single Die past Frank's casket. In the crowd many women fslnted Policemen lined the hallway and guarded either side of the casket Other , policemen wete llneil up at the doorway ! of the undertaker's establishment. An averags of fifty-two persons a minute viewed Frank's body. during the five ; hours in which the continuous stream ! flocked to see Frank the estimated total; of peopl visiting the undertsker's wal Hl.OOn. There was about one woman to r ' rw" DWaBWI, .smonK 1 ilfsf inrir wrir muri of young girl. . ... r . . si ii ....... i.. " rti-'iini, .'is)ni i. imssoni. iwm's ing tne Demonstration si tne garage,' addressed the throngs from the porch of the chapel, urging them to lie or- derly to imotect the good name of Atlanta. Press of Other .tatr llenoanee , RrT"T ,UK H"" with it th honor of Ixmg aftet 7 o'clock, when Police Chief . 'h State of (Ieorgla It seems apparent, Mayo closed the door of the under-1 'IHearace of t. corals. from the reports at hand, that the re- takers establishment to outsiders, a Soutnein newspaper comment, outside sponsible officials through Ihelr palpa large crowd lingered about the building. ! of Oeorgia. is emphatic In denunciation hl i"adeiiate pro'ertlon of him. of the lynching of l-o Frank. S-me "'"' to passive collusion , the RABBI WISE PROTESTS. Ka fired In it an 1 1 of ihk i mn- M I ft II lf Int. Itaaiii a. La kk 11. Ann, Auic 17. Dl . Ptphf1 - . TO s.1.1 tonlgM regard!;:, ,he hjmoaing of Iao M Fratik The murder of I.eo Frank is the tem porary triumph of anarchy The lynch- ling 01 isi r i.iiii. is up ipo njwine.isie ... . . , ,. i- ... ., . "I law lessness, rn consequen'ee of thi died are on Oeorgla's head, but the deeper causes are the i-onern tif the ration's conscience. "I speak s9t as a Jew, but as an American. Men know that I have never raised my voice In defence of a Jew f"11,y, "f "EZ0!!? ''V ST'.'J that Lo Frsik be granted flail which he waa denied, a fair trial, ltelng dead i mourn not as much for him as for my country and with RU wH'vmm. I For tvary American worthy of he name will bow his bead beneath the burden of ' the shtvme which hiiH been wrought by Oeorgla, Kcwme from whU'h It remal'ie I for Oeorgla to free hereeit and rerteetr. the nation." Chief Juntlce White of the United States Supreme Court declined to coin niHtit on the lynching. DUE TO 'SYSTEM,' SAYS FRANK'S LAST LETTER 1 . . l "It.. 1. 11.. Pcn.ro i Umnjvr Btwaycs aein .-1 . n j ti t .... I pondrnr e Between rrlaoner I mid Himself. Atlanta. On , Aug IT. I Z. Rosser. I who was le. tiling counee.i lor Irfo .m. nSSS "I "i" "." mem lo iniikc l,i-iva 111 rt rerence lo inn Ivmhitig. but said he desired to make punnc tne ihs. ,e,,ri i imisi .... I COm r milH anil ins rrinj lu linn n-uci, , Frank's letter rend as follows: "State Farm, attUedfSVlUe, Oa , July I. 1916. "At this writing my healtn much hitter, my oold baying nearly left inc. I am Bleeping tine and my appetite 1 good, "I have been given some 'ahorse' in and about t:ie prlaon bunding, OOmmen snnate with my pre Ml physical ismiiI'. tiOtl, Mv work otiiiHUmcg about five to at'ven hours a day. 1 have leveful i mra a daa for reading, willing or any reasona ble form of exercise ami gtvergton sunshine aiui aimuepheTe bars ate great. "Mill, wripea' and lb environment of ! a penal ins' 11 ui Ion, W'liile Itileiestipg m wmf i"4'1 ui"" """ vision ru an m- nuoent man, Phyaloally, 1 am a part of 11, spiritually, I am totally foreign, Hut ll Cannot luet always, even though for the pcajgeoi I am designated as a 'Lifer.' "I Want In assure you 's'W deep Is my respect for you us a man mid attorney I am not It. Ids predicament her 111 sc of! 1 i thing you did. or did mil do My mis fortune la the result uf .1 'system,' ,-oupled Willi ignorance and 1 lil. nnery i.So M Fhank." I L E0 M. FRANK and his wife in the court room during hia trial at Atlanta. Below, Mary Phagnn, the 14-year-old irlrl for whose murder Frank was found guilty. t oufiauert from Hrsf Puns wick .Vims editor. ally will sa to-morrow : "Is the proud Commonwealth of ! Oeorgia vying with bloody MaglOO In the outlawry business'.' Have we reached that stage of brutality where i every man becomes a law unto hlms.if and, banding with his Infuriated ne gh- I i-ir stalks through the land to aesassl- ! nale law and or'er and bring ignominy upon the head of our once proud old rJtate" Hoes not the spectacle of lynch lug l.eo Frank offer to the sobi r in.nded people of Oeorgla the most serious food tor reflection that has been broMgtll to them in half a century '.' ..t ma wrong for the aalrll of the lama to have a aarsd whrn Frank sraa I trj,d. i, wrong when this same . K,,rit pursued the u lnl Judge to the ! i very brink of his grave, threatened the life of the Oovi rnor and drove him from I the State the Htate" I SJUt tt AhULShU. editorial opinions follow LOI 1N I III.. K V. 4 oarler-Joarnal. UntHi or unless, bbe murderers of Prank are mad to pay the death pen alty for ii crime unexampled In the annals of America, hmlly eclipsed In Bttasl m or Turkish leconls, Cleorgia. snd not the rufDians who Iojk the pris oner from sf IlledgeVills to Marietta. i ,i .must iar tne blame. The Fr.utk case from beginning to end wjs an Sgarnpll af Jew billing. III II MOM). V . Tlmes-lllspa leh. With the hideous murder of Leo M Frank a crime against an individual ha been m, rired In a crime auainst the mi. tloI1 Hegardle of the guilt or Inno- oanoi of the man sx erutily and e fbuUy gjlgttn bv a pa-k of wolves of the night, n(B , .,,, ,.n,u.M ,e most vicious ,h h f ltruck at rgnlsed government in this country In a cen tury, and the south In particular must suffer Its effect JACKSOsTi Miss. I larton-I.eilicer. The lynching of l.o Frank com plete the disgrace of Oeorgla. His death Is a victory for tnob law and not an atonement for the murder of Mary I'hagan. vionii.F, ii. a. Meaistrr. If the Oovernor of Oeorgla had de- I Rlgued to have Frank put out of the ' way be could not have adopted ii surer oOUrae. The wrong - a great wrong has been done, not Hlmii'v to an in- dividual, but to the reputation of the fetatc wtiose laws are so easily violated. DENOUNCED BY EDITORS. Novi Vork ei spapers' Comment on I.eo Frank' l.ynchlna. The ...I 1 iii ll.. v.- V..-I, .,.. 1 o. . ,i, ,,. 1 1. Ing of tsrO Frank and cill 011 the au- ' '" " '!"" -"..,,., ...e i.n hip i ' re ml lowing are the editorials The Times. nhe boldneai Of the crime and the numbers engaged lu Its perpetration miiks It practically certain that every one of the twenty-five is known to some body, livery one of thi m is a murderer, very one of them should suffer the fiensity of premeditated murder if there, is in (Ieorgla a win to punish these men they will he punished. The punlahmgni nf lynrtisrs is ex tremely ran In Ihe fiOUth, hut In Ibis case ifaora 1 inual punish tne iimhers or put up for all time with the oliio.oiv attaching to their crime surely, the decent peotd of l.eol'gli lllll.Ht SlllUli.rt II vin. or 111 his Intention to met.. out due puiilshmeiil . Ihe World. Publla nafjlaot or oollualon favored th deed ut BVOry step. There was 110 Op. laisiuon ins Mariana Chief of Police knew nothing ifteiwaid of 11 crime Ins iieighiHirs knew .ill aUuii beforehand In more than 00 mile of open road 110 one uuesiinnod the lynohei' uroosaslan jSAB GEORGIA PRESS A SAYS STATE IS J5i-ffl NOW DISGRACED T Th innb did not "take the law Into v. msm I'opyrlghl liiternstlettal Sews nervlc. Ihelr "an ha-.iN" They trampled on tne law lOey lynonsd the honor of a state In the d.iik proapoct thai fa.es lie State there is one glea n .r H sc lit it is the declaration of the gallant ex novemof s.,tion that svan man aan. ,i. a i "ati act contrary to the clv. ligation naanon or tisorgta should be hanged for he y, ati asaaaaln It Is th. pledge of QoV, Harris to uas all his p., we "see to ii that the members ' this nioh ' ' i'ting puiiisliiiieni fur their The Trlliuiir Instead of taking every precaution to Crime, invited the ghaslly insult whu-h I his murdi r constitutes to the sovereignty of their State The mrrlrsn. Oov. Slaton of Oeorgla win. not afraid to deal Justly with I.eo M Frank Oov. Harris, gli succe-sor. will not la- afraid to deal Juatly with the luffl in mob thai tort Frank from hi cell and brutal I) mutilcred nlm, The outcry against Frank was raised bj hate oraaed Irrsaponalblei in whos tanks seer enough criminals to carr) out the hideous plot Unit resulted in Frank's a ssass. nation. For this outrage there can be no toleration. North or South. Hast or West To allow the murderers to go unpunished would be lo abandon Justice and set anarchy up In lis stead LTntll every man who took part In this crime Is found and punished .lie people of Oeorgla w II lni .1 duty to pet form. There can be no condoning any lynch" ing. A lynching of tins dlrlng ami I atrocious china, tar I all insult not onlv to the people of (Icorgln but to Un people of the whole I'tiiied States. Tl.e,-.. ,...ii l... .. isfiiH f,,,. iiuu butchers. To give them aid or com- fort, to offer them ontiorttinltv for con- ceelmsnt, is a criminal act and should be punished as such LEO FRANK'S PARENTS TAKE NEWS BRAVELY Wife to Bring Body for Burial in Faintly Plot in Brook l n Cemetery. Mi nnd Mrs RudOtph Frank, purents of I.eo M. Prank, were notified yester- d i of th lynohlng or their son through Franks' lawyers in Atlanta The first dispatch told of Frank's buying been tuken from the prlaon nii.i carried off In an automobile Ii wns ,iot until some t.mc later thai word cam of the lynch. " hern Members of liar Assocla ing. Until the latter information WSS I tloii llrni i o .Mob. received the parents hoped against hope: that their son might yet be alive Mrs. lao M. Frank will tike charge o her huaband's bod) and bring it to B'OOklyn for burial, Otlo Stern, her brothrln-laWi said The elder Frank ai.d his wife make their boms with Mr Hlcrn at 151 UndtlHIII avenue Mr Mum said the fumll) l.ad not yet ie OSlVed word regarding the time when ' Mi.' Frank will reCSlVS Ihe body or I ,. I ... h. mi: r.i.,1, V.,.. V...I, U...1..1 . . , '"""' I y , '-"" """" in a li.U 'v I 1 l illp I IV III (inn I t it ,..,.... ....... . , Although suffering greatly from the SI.OCK 01 1 lie news in ner of frank rnllied soon from the II, st shock and ri.eived further details M the lynching ' 'Thank Oud lo Is dean and through with his trouble." she said. "If he had lived hi life would have been torture i lr a worse way ' oi sio o , nave Biiirit mm GEORGIANS IN N. Y, J; DENOUNCE LYNCHING I iiito In I rfflnff That Frank's Slayers Hp Soujrht Out and Punished. SEE STATE DISGRACED Men of New York who were born end raised In Georgia were unanimous yes terday In suying the lynching of I.eo M. edited by Thomas E. Watson, which was Frank was a disgrace and a blot on the laaued to-night, appears the following: name of Oeorgla. They were horrified "A vigilance committee redeems Oeor st the fact that a small group of armed j gnv and carries out the sentence of the men could with so little difficulty In vade a Jail and walk off unmolested with their victim All representative Georgians have felt that the whole Frank case reflected on the State, said P. 0, Magnus, presl- dent of the Oeorgla Society. Most of those he hsd tslked with, he said, be lieved Frsnk wss Innorent and that he did not receive a fair trial. "I deeply deplore the whole affair." he said, "and feel that It has lirougnt a great disgrace upon the State My feeling Is accentuated by my belief In shared by all the members of our so- clety. At one time we sent for the en - tire record of the case nnd after care- fully reading It and weighing m rvi dence, we came to the conclusion that Frank was Innocent. As a result of our conclusion w recommended that Frsnk's sentence be I'ommuted." Slnle nisarracrd. Ma) a Ntraaa. "The lynching has brought disgrace to fJsOfgla and to the whole country." said Nathan Straus. "There Is but one way for i ieorgla to redeem Itself The State must leave no stone unturned till the culprits are caught and placed oi trial. This whole trouble Is the work of a few mlSChlSfmakerS Oeorgla mus' see that th small mob element that hss had things its own way for so long Is ""'l.r'V"-" ',"W"e.T.ha'r,r,,s't his fnghtful affair WOm , en . abHoluf ly innocent. The man who are rrsnons.l.le for bis death shoul, aptiired and tried for murder with out delay " Roger It Wood. Assistant United States Attorney ami a native of Mary land, said - "The lynching of Frank Is an outrage upon law and order He was found guilty and the flndlrg of the Jury was affirmed by the iughe.it court of th State We must therefore accept the i hndiiig as Just and right Frank having i scaped the death penalty by the sc- Hon of the Governor, the mob has In flu ted that penalty The violators of j the law ought to be vigorously prose, ruled." "I am glad 1 am not a Oeorgian " said Joseph Talbert. a vice-president of the National Pity Bank and a native of Mississippi "The lynching of Frank is a foul and ugly bint on the es.-utcheon i of the State Th whole handling of , the raa from first to last was enough to make decent people feel ashamed i alls for Punishment. Itahbl Alexander Lyons of the Eighth Avenue Temple in Brooklyn, who knew Frank for years. Intimated that if the Oeorgian authorities failed lo act he would advocate a general subscription to promote the appr hension and punish ment of the persons responsible for th lynching. "The prejudice of Oeorgla has ex pressed Itself logically." lie said. "The paaslon knows no bounds other than Its gratification i Ieorgla has now a greater task than aver to prove her right to a place In civilisation. This tragedy fills me with horror, The crime with which I.eo Frank was charged was as foreign to his nature as sin is to saint lines. "In the name of the highest Ameri canism 1 call upon all self -rcsMei ing Americana to hold Oeorgla to account, to ie. to it that nothing Is left undone to discover and punish the perpetrator of this dastardly crime. Kvery true American ought to feel himself called upon in this emergency to re sous not only Oeorgla bUl America from a stain that will long be a hideous memory unless a serious attempt Is made to remove it." judge .con ganders, president of the Independent frder of rVrith Abraham, which Interest, d ltslf In working for a commutation of Frank's sentence, said : "All I can do ls to express my in dlstiiitloti against the crowd of ruflllans whe have disgraced the State of Oeorgla. I am sorry for the decent piople of that State, who, I am sure, do not counte nance and. 1 hope, will not condone such action on the part of lis lawless elements At this time particular!) It is un fortunate in View of the war situation In Bump nnd the b g moral ground we have taken with respect to the ac tions of some of the belligerents. We can no longer With good gr.-nv criticise am warring nation ror us neecis oi vio- 1"'"'r B!1""1 ,,r while we. " il" ,,f I'''' Pmll such things to go on without convicting and punish- ing the guilty parties I "WORST BLOT ON STATE.' Hrrrrliirf llanlrla "njs South Feels I rime 11., si lieenly. WASHINOTOM, Aug 1". Secretary of th,- Navy Daniels issued the following Itatameni to. night denouncing tin I) Itching of Frank : "1 am shocked beyond expression at (he lawleasneai of the Oeorgla mob. it is the woral blot upon the name of the State. Kvery good citlten must deplore it. It will lie denounced more sincerely in the South than In any other part of the republic. "I hale no dOUht the Oovernor of Oeorgla will employ every possible agency to discover the mob murderers and bring them to trial and punishment. The honor and fair name of Oeorgla demand Ihii." LAWYERS SHOCKED. Sai t UKI 'itt. Aug 17 The I lynching of I.eo M Frank at Milled ge. vllle shocked the Southern members of the American liar Association, now in session here They were vociferous In their denunciation of the nioh ami the mob spirit which had brought about tin death of Frank Prealdent Maldrlm of fiavatinah, whose advice wai sought by ec-Qovsrnor sia tun before he commuted Frank a .-en-tenoa to life imprlaonment, snid th. lynching was a disgrace to Oeorgla. Ihe Hovernor should at once tsl I . . . . . - '"'e 1 steps to nine a special nrand Jury m. panelled oiiistde r the Jurisdiction ... .l- i . ... 1 11 iii rr i ll' mill I iS 1 1 MM II I ill hrn g about an Investigation." said Mr : leldrltn 1 "Tile nrolier thiliu to d if it is poa 1 slide. Is to turn a machine gun loose, on such 11 in. ,li and destroy it. 1 , shucked that such a thing could tali. place and I llllcerelj hope thai lb hioodthirst) civilians who planned such a diabolical outrage mi justice and com. nioti decent)) will avon be geuughl to j GEORGIA REDEEMED, iWATSON PAPER SAYS "Viprilance Committee Has Carried Out Sentonec of Law," Editor Asserts. ATTACKED BY MARSHALL Atlanta, (la.. Aug. 17 On the first page of the Jrlferionian, a weekly paper law on the Jew who murdered the little gentile girl Mary Phagan. "Slaton was Frank's lawyer and the , commutation was void. In putting the nvurderer to death the vlgllsnee com mtttee has done what the Sheriff woul would have done If HI a ton had not been of the same mould as Bsnedlct Arnold. "Let Jew libertines take notl e Oeor gla la not for sals to Hon criminals." Ever alnce ths sentence of Frank wss commuted by Oov. Rlston, Watson his ronrtuotnc ( ,,, ,.Frank and i sntl-Slaton campaign. His paper has I a, large circulation and many believe I truU rlolant words hsve hsd much to do with keeping h It vet the re sentment which culminated In the lynch ing. It Is but fair to say, however, that a great many people of (Isorgia Ml out raged when Hoy. si. ton commuted Frank's sentence, and Wataon's Incite- msm to violence fell on fallow soil. The i. ... 1'is stu nm si rensenirui sgainsi Frank as sgatnat what they termed the outside Influence which operated In r ranks behair. They believed tint a propaganda had lsen organised to save ''" om the gallows end hen the dgatfl sentence waa unlimited the, took I '"; "on had auo eedad I tJ? ,h. .Ci'ur.t ot rgl. Watson knew this feeling extiti-d end he ha catered to it to the utmost in his papsr. WATSON BLAMED " l.nala Marshall Sara I', ft tin Iflrr Kdltor. At-BAKT, Aug. 17 -I.oul Msrshall. one of I.eo Frank's attorneys, said to night that Thomas K. Watson, a popu list nnd editor, was responsible for the agitation which culminated In the hang ing of Frsnk. "The Fritted States." said Mr. Mar shall, "ought to go after Tom Watson. He ia the real murdsrsr He is the fel low who stirred up all the agitation. He la the scoundrel. His paper, the JefferOMl(in, has fairly bristled with the moat contemptuous snd vulgar allusions to ths Frsnk case. It hs circulated i vulgar, vicious lies nnd the basest kind or murner rrank waa taken out of the very sanctuary of the law. It wjs not during a period of great excite ment or atre, but two year after the crime laid at hi door had been com mitted Watson pu id. shed In hia paper surh heiidlngs as this: " 'Oentlle put to death for killing Jew. I This had reference a the lie. . i aa i I He published a cartoon showing a Jew stabbing a ngure representing the State or ueorgia. "Mr Marshall, what can be done about this"" ! "The United States has the power to forbid the use of the malls to literature j which Incites to crime and murder." he replied. "If the authorities can t find : the men directly responsible for this atrocious affair, then Oeorgia should re. gard Watson as the principal, and he should be tried for murder, tlrst degree That Is the only way the State of Oeor- . vnii wijie oui ine roillest mot on modern civilisation. Wntson poisoned th.- mind of the State of Oeorgla I 1 would like to say a great deal about I this whole matter, but 1 think I have said enough for now." Limits Private Trlrarriim Service. The Western Union Telegraph Com pany announces that the Italian admin istration advises that Italian semaphore stations are closed to service on private telegrams No more waiting for your stenographer 1 9? Anr MAYOR OF ATLANTA DEFENDS LYNCHERS Woodward in Impiiiialonpil Speeeh Warns Blftton t Avoid Greorsrin. TIMES -to PUT CITY Rritll San FSANrtsr-o. Aug. 17 h passioned speech ait I PAlbl . here to-night, J. O, ft Iward, M , Atlanta, G.., who MIM Weal , in4 the Dixie day Mlebratlon nl I ... position, stsrtled hie hew i era by I UMla to the defend Of t Ill- lynching ..( i, Frank. Speaking with gr. it t .i .. sounded a warning to sJI-Uot .1 , u Slaylon against returnii.g to Ore n, derlareti In Impasaloned tarmj thai ; nsiii who took i.e.. Frank from , :, Kla penal farm gut Mm trawl .i dercd Mary I'hagan. "I am going to lake ... uj ,, s , to make a few StSif mSlltl of the i that have put Oeorgla on ttu n ,p , , vory undesirable light," bs - , d ; going to endeavor so put you hl "People throughout the r hatri pbtalnad their of the I case fioni a polaofMSd and - i afasjg and press rSDOrl C j. cency pieveiits me from tail u v. the revolting truths of to. tnurui o Mary I'hagan. "While we people of fjeorg i daplor this deed of Monday night si wnat Ls behind the feeling thai p i ... It, and 1 want It understood simply emphasising the r. ,,. . comes to woman's honor ii n T1" ru 10 ,v,n' " tect It "I know that there Is hOI i btf Of the Jury that tried Leo F'.it rht fro mthe dsy they rendered the verdki to thl. have any Idea ih.u Inej srouli change their decision If put t. : ., test again. "Hevent -five pet renl ul thi of Oeorgia are convinced thai nsn lynched Monday night conim ited nt deed, and lh. y ale on thl gri .1 and ought to know "I want to put my city and Btat i the right light and I have ll - tu do It. I will be home in les week, and I can go hoi; !.. ng I ii aone my duty "I know Jack staton, hsvi i i him for thirty yeats. i iv s Irs w - a I young man. I h ue beel I ill I him, and, while I hale 1 i would not advise lilm to retun Is Oeorgla for a year. If ev. Th of the people may underatai 1 int may realise and lc. .. . .i . thought was light, but 1 am tfl lid r are some who will resent , ir.i throughout all the yeirs to n FRANK'S WIFE GOES INTO CONVULSIONS Kt'll I1 fill' HOf LlfP fl rime I'liki'ii to ICer I Help's Homo in Geonrla. Mil t.rncrvit.i.r.. On. Aug Ms. o M Frank started this m P n fOf Athens, lis., where sin has a- unci, violent "" I 'ter she had li.nl vj'slons that for a time ll w is fi 'I that aha would die Mr- Pi is fed here lnce her husband waa last month by Cieen, the . "' i 1 1 i hud been allowed t sic Fl i , irry day After the lynchers had I. Frank last night a prSO ..; caik-4 upon Mrs. Frank to te., hVf he had finished she fa Wed. nt I went into convuleions a i - i R nuri(. , al.ed to her ant - I had calmed gome whs I I,.' re news .r. , rived of the finding : Iht bod) said that she wanted to go in uncle. She was taken to i trail let mediately after breokfaet, th- , y m und the nurse aooomp I I - As Mrs. Frank reachl i ' . ti news of the finding oi' her I .-' I body arrived. She bur,, up Well Ulnl this shock in comparison to lions when she learned of i- napping, loiter the phyalciun sa d whs out of danger. "VTO more "buzzing" and won- derinp where on earth your stenographer is, when the chances are she is busy with some other dictator None of that annoyance nnd delay when you dictate to the Dictaphone. You dictate .n stantly, when you want, as much as you want. Your typist writes your letters once, on her typewriter ; and she will turn out more letters, with less etfort anil strain, and at least a third less cost. Call Worth 8272. ( 83 Chamhtti St reef i NCTAPIWME eta I'tiis t fliii.irilnriiM.ii faU 'it tatrii to f,if .t.Mp.ltNr Justice.' W sag