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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 18, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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25 patriots who took into their own
hands a law that had been taken from
them by a governor. I would not ad
vise inquisitive authorities or persons
to try to reveal them. They are as
zealously banded together now and as
relentless as the daythy entered the
The manwho made this statement
is purported to have known of the
organization which was formed to
frame Frank's death. He would nei
ther affirm nor deny that he was a
member of the mob.
On the other hand a strong feeling
against the members of the lynching
party is growing rapidly. Various of
ficials have demanded just action
gainset a body of men who take the
low, to the extent of murder, in their
own hands. There are fears of trou
ble for anybody arrested in connec
tion with the lynching. It may be
that any arrests may be kept secret
to prevent further outbreaks.
The governor himself came in for
severe criticism for his action in leav
ing the capital to make a speech at
the state encampment of Confeder
ate veterans, before the news of
Frank's lynching reached the city,
but after it was known he had been
kidnaped from Milledgeville. He was
blamed in general, too, for conditions
on the prison farm.
Officials generally were busy issu
ing explanation and denials. Prison
Commissioner Davison, who was on
the farm at the time, declared "No
responsibility rested on either the
commission or anybody at the farm."
There were many evidences that
official Georgia failed to estimate
correctly Tuesday what the country's
view of the lynching would be. Their
investigations were started at once,
but with no such energy as was man
ifested today.
Apparently the huge volume of ed
itorial excoriations of the affair tele
graphed into Atlanta Tuesday night
produced a decided impression. There
was the naturally-to-be-expected re
sponse from many quarters that the
incident was no business of any out
sider, but the better class in official
circles plainly was considerably mov
ed by the unanimity of non-Georgian
For all this there were many pre
dictions, even from persons who de
nounced the lynching, that the cul
prits never would be found.
New York, Aug. 18. Expecting
the arrival of her brother's body at
6 o'clock tomorrow morning, Mrs.
Otto Stern, sister of Leo M. Frank,
today said funeral arrangements are
being made, but have not yet been
completed. It is expected the fu
neral will be held at the Stern home
in Brooklyn, where Frank's mother
also lives. The latter is prostrated.
(Verse by John O'Keefe in Morning
We are the midnight cowards black,
Who dare not work by day;
"Hs only when the churchyards crack
That we come forth to slay.
We are the dogs of Satan's pack,
And thus we bark our way,
When we go lynching in Georgia.
Hooray! Hooray! Our teeth are in his
Hooray! Hooray! His soul to hell we
Beat him down and let him drown
beneath the devil's boat,
When we go lynching in Georgia!
o o
Five $20 bills which had been
marked by Ass't State's Att'y S. A.
Malato resulted in the arrest last
night of Jos. E. Prendergast, state
food inspector, on the charge of ac
cepting a bribe from Andrea, Agosta
& uo., wnoiesaie grocers, bbo Grand
Last year Prendergast was Demo
cratic candidate for congress. He is
a brother of Detective Sergt J. J.

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