This Day in Jewish Heritage: Lynching of B’nai B’rith President Leo Frank, August 17, 1915

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Leo Frank Lynched August 17, 1915

Photo Archived at the Library of Congress. Leo Frank was Lynched at 7:17 AM, August 17, 1915, this photo was taken later that morning after word got out about what happened and people flocked to Frey's gin creating a critical mass of spectators.

Lynched Leo Frank

A Very Rare Photo of Leo Frank More Than an Hour After the Lynching Occurred

August 17, 1915, Post-lynching Hours Before Noon: At the behest of the photographer, a morbid gawker holds the tan-brown sarong wrapped around Leo Franks waist to steady his suspended body, preventing his body from twirling gently in the breeze, because it might create a blurry photo. On the right a malnourished-looking rail-thin Red Neck Cracker with "sunken cheeks" stares at the camera in a state of utter disbelief.

Multifunctional, Zoomable and Modern Aerial Map of the Approximate Location of the Leo Frank Lynching on August 17, 1915:

The Jewish Version:

For the Jews and Frankites (Leo Frank Partisans), who keep on churning out dishonest propaganda and re-writing history to quench their collective and insatiable Jewish egomania, PRESENTS: The mellow dramatic, Hollywood and dramatized version Leo Frank lynch party invitation, which might as well have been read out loud by a big fat booger eating hillbilly farmer in manure stained overalls, with rotting missing teeth, a pitch fork in one hand and a torch in the other, saying something like this (please use an exaggerated and very slow southern accent and drawl while speaking out loud), Say Out Loud:

Ye are invited to the anti-Jooish Leo Frank lynch party, come August 16th and 17th, dusk to dawn! Don't be late or you will be left behind, pre-party meet up location point to be announced. Kickoff at 10:00 PM at the gates of the Milledgeville Prison. After the abduction of the dehorned Jew, there will be an all night Model-T tailgate party to the final Good Ole Boys roundup destination near Marietta at the Fork of Frey's Gin. Final Party Preparations at Sunrise, 7:00 AM is the main event, so Be there or Be Square. No cussing. No Alcohol. This is a dry party after all, though we will be serving drinks at the afterparty. Proper dress is required, please bring your clean white sheets and robes. Special afterparty location at Stone Mountain with Bonfire and Cross burning to be announced before we leave Frey's Gin. We still need torches, rope, small table and peanut butter. Please RSVP to both Tom Watson and Hugh Dorsey.

The Southern Perspective

For Southerners the August 17, 1915 lynching of Leo Frank was not a Jewish Hollywood freak show, nor was it about media frenzies, anti-Jewish racism or bigotry. This is despite all the Jewish propaganda flat out lying to the public by misrepresenting the truth, with dramatized works and treatments like the Jewish fictionalized docudrama, People vs Leo Frank, 2009, and the Jewish propaganda miniseries, Murder of Mary Phagan, 1987, which together paint the picture of the Leo Frank trial and Frank's lynching to be a vast anti-Jewish White Gentile conspiracy, AND the ultimate bamboozling of the entire United States Legal System by a semi-literate drunken Negro sweeper named Jim Conley.

For Southerners and the Elite men who carried out the judge and jury's 13-man unanimous verdict -- guilty as charged, no recommendation of mercy, signed and delivered -- with the execution orders fulfilled, the lynching was a painfully somber and terribly depressing event which reminded them of an unchangeable truth about the unnecessary and tragic loss of a child - it's irreversible.

The lynching of Leo Max Frank was no booger eating hillbilly mob of drunken revelers whipped up -- on a moments notice -- into an alcohol-fueled frenzy of outrage and revenge, it was instead, an extrajudicial execution done with the slow careful planning, and cold calculating bureaucratic manners of the State, by very prominent and elite men.

At 7:10AM on August 17, 1915, before the table was kicked away from beneath Leo Frank (who was hoisted upon it by 4 men), one of the Lynchers, a former State Judge, read out loud for all those present to hear: the verdict of the Jury originally August 25, 1913, sentence of death ordered by the deceased Judge Leonard Strickland Roan, originally delivered August 26, 1913, and the decisions of the higher courts (1913 to 1915).

Many of the lynchers were fathers, and even with the lynching of Leo Frank fulfilled to serve the verdict of the entire United States Legal System, they knew with its flawless execution, they could never bring Mary Phagan back alive, a little girl lost in the spring of her life.

For many people ironically, the Leo Frank case was a racial awakening, because the lynching wasn't actually about bigotry, prejudice, media frenzies or anti-semitism, those pejoratives are false accusations and slanders coming from members of the cultural terrorist religion of Judaism, the historical enemies of Gentile Western Civilization that live within it in a parasite-host or virus-host paradigm.

For those who identify with being Southern or Southerners, what the lynching was really about was fulfilling Justice for a violent sexual predator, a man whose wealthy and powerful tribal kinsmen enabled him to nearly escape the verdict of the Judge, Jury and every level of the United States Legal System. By bribing a corrupt and unscrupulous outgoing Governor, John M. Slaton, a well connected Lawyer, who also, just so happened to be the part owner of the law firm providing Leo Frank a legal defense dream team and the result of Slaton commuting his own clients death sentence to life in prison, it made people who were never racist or anti-semitic really think differently about Jews. For many other people who considered Jews to be White, it was an awakening that perhaps Jews are different and not really "White", it revealed to others Jews are the most "tribal" group of people in the world, even to the extreme of defending a child rapist and convicted murderer.

For Anti-Semites, the former Governor John M. Slaton, was a man who sold out the people for 30 shekels of Jewish silver.

What REALLY Happened on Confederate Memorial Day within the National Pencil Company at 12:02 PM, Saturday, April 26, 1913?

In the shuttered and virtually empty National Pencil Factory on Confederate Memorial Day, Saturday, April 26, 1913, Mary Phagan tripped into the building lobby on the ground floor and climbed the 14 foot tall stairway that had a platform half way up, and upon her arrival in the office of Leo Frank on the second floor, she called out to collect her pay, and asked Leo if the "Metal had arrived". Mary was referring to the brass, which came in sheets and was processed into eraser holders, which were wrapped around and partially hanging off the ends of individual final production pencils, before she inserted erasers in them using her Knurling machine.

Even though Leo Frank knew the answer was, "no, not yet" to the question Mary Phagan posed, he instead inveigled her, immediately coaxing Mary Phagan into the metal room with an "I Don't Know, Let's find out", to see whether or not Mary would have her job back on Monday morning, April 28, 1913.

Using the little Irish girls job as a species of sexual coercion, there inside the metal room, the two of them alone, with the metal room door securely locked, Leo Frank tested Mary. Leo Frank made his aggressive sexual advance unmistakeable, unlike his less overt and subtle sexual pestering reported by 19 fellow child pre-teen and teenaged girl employees.

Now securely entrapped in the metal room at that exact moment, the 13 year old Mary Phagan flat out refused the proposition of the freaky creepy bugeye'd bespectacle'd lecherous Jewish bossman, but with no where to run or hide in a locked metal room, it was rape with no escape. The little 13 year old girl who had spurned the sexual advances of her boss, was about to get a little lesson.

A Heart Pounding Moment of Terror

The situation took a wrong turn, in these heart pounding moments, because the 4'11" girl was trapped (Brief of Evidence, Bolt Lock, State's Exhibit A, 1913), Leo Frank 5'8" (Leo Frank passport application) nearly 9 inches taller than her could now have his way and turn her out in that tantalizingly violent, ancient and brutal way millions of young boys and girls of every race, religion and creed throughout all of human history, in every corner of the world, have been turned out with such extreme cruelty.

On that old Southern Confederate Memorial day, given the implications, there would be the most extreme measures taken to ensure Mary Phagan could tell no one.

Leo Frank exploded in a flash of anger inside the metal room.

In a sexually savage and grizzly release, Leo Frank delivered a most cruelly violent face pounding and slammed little Mary Phagan's head against the handle of the lathe and delivered an especially degrading and sadistic rape, one that was followed by a fist flexing garoting, as Leo Frank suffocated Mary Phagan at the same time reaching his own psychosexual religious exultation and epiphany.

It wasn't enough what Leo Frank had done to her, the soul disfiguring moment was that Leo Frank ordered his very own personal Pet Negro, the Step-and-Fetch-it named James (Jim) Conley, to drag her from the entry of the elevator shaft in the basement to the rear cellar furnace with the intimation of cremating her and destroying the evidence. The Pet Negro refused.

Mary Phagan was dragged across the hard dirt floor of the basement from the elevator shaft to the cellar oven staging area 150 feet away, where she was finally dumped on a sawdust mound and her hands were crossed over her breast reverently by Jim Conley. Dragging Mary Phagan by the arms left her face grating over the hard dirt floor, it thus caused her dead face to get "pocked", cut and scratched from the hard cinders and it was because the scratches on her face didn't bleed the physicians who gave Mary Phagan an autopsy believed she had been killed earlier on a different floor. The fact her face did not bleed at all from the dragging scratches, became part of the indisputable evidence she was not killed in the basement.

The Ultimate Plot Within Plot Thickens

Once Leo Max Frank and his roustabout Jim Conley were back up in Leo Frank's second floor office lighting sulfur matches, smoking fags and ruminating, Leo Frank formulated an outrageously botched intrigue attempting to scapegoat the bludgeoning, rape and strangulation of Mary Phagan on an innocent and honest old Negro, the Night watchman (night witch) named Newt Lee. An old nightwatchman security guard that had yet to arrive.

One allegation by the factory sweeper is during their afternoon conversation after the body was dumped in the basement and before Leo Frank left the factory at 1:20PM, was Leo Frank looked up at the ceiling and said to Jim Conley, "Why Should I Hang? I know wealthy people in Brooklyn".

The Scapegoat

Thus Leo Frank plotted to get the hard working Night Security Guard, the Negro Newt Lee indicted, convicted and lynched, after Leo Frank himself allegedly bludgeoned, raped and strangled the little girl to brain damaged death. It was a most shocking fabrication of evidence formulated by Leo Frank to draw suspicion on Lee, it would require notes written in a Negro's hand writing.

For anti-Semites, "the Plot" was another case of a Jew committing a crime and trying to blame it on the Goyim. The pattern reminded them of the Jews plotting to blame the crucifixion of Christ on the Romans.

How Low Can You Go? Death Row.

Only the best Hollywood writers high on crack, LSD, Meth, Schrooms and the finest eugenically bred California Kush could dream up a murder case as twisted, bizarre, perverted, farout, freaky and unusual as this one, especially given the principle, a clean cut Ivy League educated Jew from Brooklyn serving as B'nai B'rith President and Superintendent of a very successful manufacturing plant, the National Pencil Factory.

Some people believe, if Leo Frank was not a Jew, the case would never have been judaized in the sickening way it has been by a race of ultra tribalist and petulant parasites over the last 100 years.

For Some, The Truth is...

Leo Frank was a wife cheating, whoremongering, drug abusing, chain smoking, black coffee pot guzzl'n, violent, murdering, pedophile-rapist, child molesting, sexual predator who receives endless idealization, rehabilitation of image, and romanticizing, mostly from Jews and Leo Frank partisans in books, magazine articles and films.

12:03 to 12:04 PM, the Face Pounding Unravels

Leo Frank cornered and grabbed Mary Phagan just inside the metal room, she resisted and then he pounded his angry fist into Mary Phagans beautiful face and slammed the back of her head against the lathe machine which was bolted to a bench table, she ran terrified in the only direction she could travel away from him, toward the bathroom, there Leo Frank continued his violent assault, hammering his fists against her face and slamming her, until she became unconscious on the floor of the bathroom bleeding out. Leo Frank then ripped up a strip from the crotch area of her petty coat, and put the torn fabric under the back of her head to catch the pool of blood from her slumped body, he then tore and bisected up her bloomers ripping it up the right leg across the crotch to the seam, revealing her virgin 13 year old vagina, he unbuckled his pants and undid his fly, pulled down his pants and underwear, revealing an STD infected erect small-medium Jewish penis, then like a filthy dog ravaged Mary Phagan, savagely drilling and pumping his 'without-a-condom-prostitute-seasoned' diseased Jewish schmeckle into her dry virgin vagina, bloodying it, leaving medically observed inflammation, breaking her Hyman and leaving the remains of her still attached but torn underwear drenched with her blood (Mary Phagan Autopsy, Undertaker Notes, P.J. Bloomfields Mortuary, 4:30 AM, April 27, 1913).

This was a crime of passion and revenge against the little girl who spurned and rejected her infatuated boss.

While in the midst of pumping her she began to wake up from her unconsciousness and as she continued crying, covering up as best she could, her pounded beaten-up face and black and blue eye, before Leo Frank could orgasm, he raged in anger.

Snatch the Cord hanging on a nail in the Wall

At this point Leo Frank wanted a different kind of orgasm, the orgasm of murder, he also felt he had only one immediate choice given the implications and magnitude of it all. With malice aforethought Leo Frank quickly snatched a nearby looped 7 foot cord hanging on the wall, placed it around her neck, creating the equivalent of a thin hangmans noose, and then he yanked it up as tight as he physically could, flexing his fists until the cord sunk deep and tight into the tender flesh of her neck.

Leo Frank continued flexing upward until his hands were white knuckled and sore (that's why he was always seen rubbing his hands afterward, and any time the name Mary Phagan was brought up), soon thereafter, Mary Phagan never woke up again, she died of brain damage within less than 4 or 5 minutes during the strangulation process. A Rape and murder of this kind was achieved in less than 10 to 15 minutes, from 12:02PM to 12:17 PM.

Send the Janitor to Cleanup the Metal Room Bathroom

Leo Frank left a grotesque scene in the metal room bathroom. Mary Phagan was found spread eagle with her arms above her head on the floor of the bathroom in the metalroom by Jim Conley, moments after Leo Frank confessed in a roundabout way to him after what had happened between 12:02 and 12:17 (Leo Frank Confession One of Three, April 26, 1913). After the first Leo Frank murder confession given to Jim Conley, Leo asked Conley to go "there" and wrap up that package with the intimation it was to be moved.

There would also be a half-assed clean up job in the metal room commenced afterwards and nearly never talked about in all the works written on Leo M. Frank.

Put the Dead Girl in the Oven

Later, Leo Frank told Jim Conley to take Mary Phagan from the second floor and burn her in the cellar furnace. The docudrama 'People vs Leo Frank' by Ben Loeterman suggest that "if Leo Frank had answered his phone in the earliest morning of April 27, 1913, the outcome of the case might have come out a whole lot different". In speculation, had Leo Frank's pet lackey and roustabout Jim Conley listened to his Superintendent and cremated Mary Phagan, the outcome of the whole case might have been a whole lot different.

The Death March

The unbeknowst death march of Mary Phagan began at around 12:02 when Mary Phagan arrived in Leo's Second floor office, they almost immediately walked to the metal room by 12:03, when Jim Conley heard the most harrowing scream imaginably possible traveling through the nearly empty building, and by no later than 12:17 PM, Mary Phagan was no longer moving, with a rope left taut around her neck.

Star Witness: The Girl Who Broke Leo Frank's Alibi

While Mary Phagan was in the process of being choked out by Leo Frank, a young 14 year old girl named Monteen Stover unbeknownst to Leo Frank arrived in Leo Frank's second floor inner office seeking her pay.

At first Monteen Stover looked at the huge wall clock and saw it was 12:05 PM, once she arrived insider Leo Frank's office she called out her bosses name, with no response from him, she looked curiously for Leo Frank in both his outer and inner office, she specifically waited inside his office till 12:10 based on the wall clock. Perplexed there was no one around at payoff time, Monteen Stover even looked down the hall and she remembered seeing the metal room door closed shut. She described the factory as being deserted.

Leo Frank was on the other side of that door "unconsciously" going to the bathroom in the metal room according to his August 18, 1913, trial statement to the Jury (Leo Frank Murder Confession Number 3, August, 18, 1913).

When Monteen Stover left Leo Franks office at 12:10 PM, Saturday, April 26, 1913, walking downstairs from the second floor to the lobby, and feeling disappointed, she knew then she would have to unfortunately wait for the next payday, which would not be until next Saturday at Noon. May 3rd, 1913, would be the day Monteen Stover was discovered and interviewed by police.

Monteen Stover clearly specified she looked in both Leo's inner and outer office, because she was there waiting to collect her pay envelope (this was never disputed by the defense), she was there as you would expect any employee to be there who came for their weekly pay. Monteen did what any normal person would do, after waiting in what she thought was a deserted building, she finally gave up and left.

It was that next Saturday, when she was discovered and the Mary Phagan murder mystery would be considered by the police as essentially solved.

Monteen Stover was specifically discovered the following payday when she was looking to collect her pay and then it was police determined that she had found Leo Frank's office empty on April 26, 1913, one week before. It was then that John R. Black and Pinkerton Detective Harry Scott went to the cell of Leo Frank and asked him if he had been in his office every minute from noon to 12:35, and Leo Frank's response was an affirmative "Yes" (Trial Testimony of Harry Scott, BOE, 1913).

It was then and there that it was believed that the Murder of Mary Phagan had been solved, because if Leo Frank was not in his office, where else could he have been? Leo Frank would answer this supposition at the trial.

The police theory was Leo Frank had murdered Mary Phagan in the metal room, based on Leo Frank's lawyer witnessed statement -- State's Exhibit B -- concerning when Mary Phagan had arrived. The affidavit and testimony of Monteen Stover cracked Leo Frank's alibi wide open, however it wouldn't be until August 18, 1913, that Leo Frank would respond to Monteen Stover, making the equivolent to a virtual murder confession, by telling the Jury he might have "unconsciously" gone to the bathroom in the metal room during the laps of time that Monteen Stover claimed she was waiting in his empty office from 12:05 to 12:10 PM, on Saturday, April 26, 1913.

An Important Detail

Remember that in 1913 Atlanta Georgia, even the best wall clocks were 3 minutes off in accuracy on any given day, so when you see 1913 time concerning the Leo Frank case add and subtract up to 1, 2, or 3 minutes (plus or minus).

Monteen Stover did not bump into Mary Phagan coming into the building as Monteen Stover exited at 12:11 PM, nor did she see her approaching the building when Monteen Stover arrived at the factory at 12:05 PM, because Mary Phagan had come a couple to a few minutes (12:02 PM) before Monteen arrived (12:05 PM) at the National Pencil Company.

State's Exhibit B: Monday, April 28, 1913

Leo Frank in State's Exhibit B said Mary Phagan arrived at 12:05 to 12:10, maybe 12:07. When Monteen Stover arrived at 12:05 and left at 12:10 she did not bump into Mary Phagan on her way IN OR OUT, because Mary Phagan was already in the Metal room being killed during this time between 12:05 PM or 12:10 PM, maybe 12:07 if we are to take Leo Frank on his word given (State's Exhibit B, Monday, April 28, 1913) about when Mary first arrived according to State's Exhibit B (3D Map of the Second Floor, State's Exhibit A, 1913)

Humiliation and Three Leo Frank Murder Confessions

What was the ultimate humiliation for Southerners: Was the fact that Leo Frank made a statement to the Jury to counter the sworn testimony of Monteen Stover that amounted to a virtual admission of murder, one that was public, it would turn out to be the third Leo Frank murder confession, two were made in private (1. Jim Conley, 2. Lucy Selig, 3. Public, Leo Frank).

Leo Frank said he might have unconsciously gone to the bathroom in the metal room or left the safe door open in his office as the reason Monteen Stover could not see him [Leo Frank] in his office and why he [Leo Frank] could not see Monteen Stover. Leo Frank had just made his whereabouts at 12:05 to 12:10 the crux of the whole case. Leo Frank never mentions seeing Monteen Stover.

The trial statement by Leo Frank to rebut Monteen Stover with two options of explanation about his disappearance, one being about the safe door being open tended to insult the intelligence and common sense of all those listening who had been paying very close attention and understood there was only one bathroom on the second floor in the metal room. The prosecution made sure to show this point with diagrams and floor plans of the building.

How many times in US History has someone made a virtual confession at their own capital murder trial?!

The greatest blunder in US Legal trial history is this, if Leo Frank went to the bathroom in the metal room between 12:05 and 12:10, he certainly would not have left his safe door wide open when there were always people coming in and out of the factory all day, even on a holiday, this is even with the fact no one was working that day except two carpenters on the 4th floor, Leo Frank and Jim Conley waiting on the first floor. The building was unlocked according to Leo Frank, so he naturally would not leave his safe open. So the whole case came down to the word of the REAL Main Star Witness Monteen Stover vs. Leo Frank, NOT the word of the Lower Ranking Star Witness Jim Conley vs. Leo Frank.

Frankites give too much credence to Jim Conley, it was Monteen Stover's testimony and Leo Frank's response to her testimony that equated to a murder confession, not Leo Frank's response to Jim Conley. So why do Frankites persist in claiming Jim Conley was the star witness?

How do you reason with Jews a racially neurotic, egomaniac people fanatically obsessed with their own sensitive ego image and victim persecution complex?

As you can see this case was not about railroading an innocent man or anti-Jewish bigotry and racism, these false anti-semitic claims, have become the longest running Jewish hoax in US History and why it is accurately called: the century long JEWISH HOAX. The whole Leo Frank case was distilled down to this single point, When Monteen Stover came to collect her pay envelope, she called out for Mr. Frank and looked for him in both his inner and outer office, but there was no Leo Frank to be found and the safe door was certainly not left open, so that meant Leo Frank was "unconsciously" going to the bathroom in the Metal Room between 12:05 to 12:10, as he revealed on August 18, 1913 at his trial.

Leo Frank at the Coroners Inquest Jury where the vote was 7 to 0 to bind Leo Frank over for Murder before a Grand Jury of 23 men

Leo was very specific that he did not use the 2nd floor bathroom ALL DAY when he spoke at the Inquest. Not that he didn't remember, but that he DID NOT USE it. It certainly seems as if he was distancing himself (verbally and mentally) from that area in the metal room. The prodigious savant Coroner Donehee was incredulous as might be expected, who doesn't go to the bathroom all day? Does that seem likely for any normal person? How about for a Leo Frank who guzzled black coffee by the pot, does that seem likely that he wouldn't use the toilet all day when he was in the factory from 8:30 AM to 6:00PM? Leo Frank would change that statement that he never used the bathroom later at his trial with his deadly revelation made on August 18, 1913 to the Jury.

The result?

Leo Frank had just confessed to going into the metal room, something he had denied for months, the very place the prosecution spent 29 days from July 28, 1913 to August 25, 1913 trying to prove Leo Frank garroted Mary Phagan sometime between 12:05 to 12:10, maybe 12:07 in the metal room. What makes matters infinitely worse, James "Jim" Conley, in his last sworn affidavit, after his first two fell apart, finally admitted being told by Leo Frank to take the body of Mary Phagan from the bathroom in the metal room to the basement.

On August 18, 1913, Leo Frank had just corroborated Jim Conley's admission to being an accomplice after the fact. It was the most shocking thing that the Leo Frank defense team spent 29 days trying to suggest that maybe Jim Conley actually did the murder on the first floor lobby, and Leo Frank essentially admits to killing Mary Phagan in the metal room bathroom. People were literally scratching their heads in disbelief.

Three Lawyers Articulate the Leo Frank Murder Confession, Two at the Trial, and one Later On

Prosecution Team Leader Hugh M Dorsey articulates the August 18, 1913, Leo Frank murder confession in his 9 hour closing arguments delivered at the end of the trial, so does State's Prosecution Team Member Frank Arthur Hooper, they can both be read in American State Trials Volume X 1918, but the best articulation of the August 18, 1913, Leo Frank murder confession, does not come from the two State's Prosecution lawyers, it comes from the Anti-Semite Tom Watson, the seasoned attorney and Senator from Georgia, who published his interpretation of the Leo Frank murder confession through his Jeffersonian Publishing company in his magazine titled: Watson's Magazine, 1915, issues: January, March, August, September and October, and also in some of his Jeffersonian Newspapers in 1914, 1915, 1916, & 1917. These three lawyers Dorsey, Hooper and Watson each articulate the Leo Frank Murder Confession differently and you should be familiar with all three of them. And that is the solution to the Murder of Mary Phagan it was confessed by Leo Frank in the afternoon of August 18, 1913 in his trial statement to the Judge and Jury, and before the August 18, 1913 confession, Leo Frank made his second murder confession, when he secretly confessed the murder of Mary Phagan to his wife Lucille Selig Frank on the evening of April 26, 1913 (Minola McKnight, State's Exhibit J, June 3, 1913).

Was Minolas affidavit telling the truth in State's Exhibit J?

Lucille Selig Frank's 1954 will specifying cremation instead of her requesting burial next to her husband tends to corroborate State's Exhibit J as true. Today the empty grave plot #1 reserved for Lucille immediately adjacent next to Leo Frank, speaks volumes, the cremation was mandated in her 1954 will (Last Will and Testament of Lucille S. Frank, 1954).

The first of three Leo Frank confessions was made to Jim Conley at the factory and you can read the testimony of James Conley in the 1913 Brief of Evidence, along with Leo Frank murder confession #2 in States Exhibit J, and Leo Frank Murder Confession #3 is in the Trial Statement of Leo Frank in the Brief of Evidence 1913.

Before you study the three different Leo Frank confessions, study States Exhibit A and B it ties it all together and closes all the lose ends.

Anti-Semitic Mob Terror and Injustice? Good Old Fashioned Vigilante Justice Southern Style? Vindication and Victory for the Jury and U.S. Legal System? Extra-Judicial Murder? ... one or more of the above? a little bit of each? all of the above? none of the above? Depends on who you ask.

Every Party has its Cliques, Right? This party was 2 months in the making.

This topic is a written attempt to show all perspectives and vantage points on the lynching of Leo Frank, including some lenses that are controversial, viewer discretion advised.

An attempt to present all sides and views, so students of the Leo Frank case can understand the lynching from a 360 degree panoramic, from the Leo Frank Defense, Frankite and Jewish community perspectives on one side, to Tom Watson, the Leo Frank opposition, the States Prosecution Team, the Elite Lynch Party and the non-Jewish perspective on the Lynching from the other side. The Leo Frank Library Archive strives to present all views, perspectives and vantage points of the Leo Frank case as convincingly as possible, so let's start with the defense, Jewish community and Frankite vantage point and position.

The Cult of Leo Frank, Meet the Frankites: The Jewish community and Leo Frank partisans

The defense side of the Leo Frank case over the last 100 years appears to be formed by the merger of 2 groupings, one is major and one is minor, but together they create: The Frankites.

Meet the Frankites

First and foremost, Jews of all political spectra, left, center or right, genericized and called the 'Jewish community' hereafter, and second, to a lesser degree, mostly non-Jewish liberals on the left (the weenie, runt of the litter and egalitarian type, androgynous, sexless types, the kind of people we are sooooo grateful they finally have a low fertility rate), called 'Leo Frank partisans' hereafter, or together for short, we can call the Jewish community and Leo Frank partisans: "the Frankites", as Watson originally coined, branded and summed them up with one word.

Coined Circa 1915

Considering this unusual political alliance still exists today in absolute full force, the term: Frankites is very fitting and relevant, much easier and simpler to use, than always referring to the "Leo Frank Defense Side of the Equation" as the group with the long winded name, 'the Jewish community and Leo Frank partisans'. Also because most Frankites are predominantly Jews, the terms Frankites and Jewish Frankites are interchangeable as a very accurate description of this cult-like group, even though there are non-Jews welcomed and part of this Jewish Leo Frank cult movement. So let us begin.

The Leo Frank Defense League Position: The Frankites 100 Years Strong

In 1913 a group calling itself the Leo Frank Defense League formed (sounds similar to terrorist Jewish Defense League), though the group name has become in disuse after 1915, Frankites are not defunct, the mantle of their movement is very strong today as the Jewish Frankite Cult and is very strongly expressive through countless media efforts, the Jewish Lobby and on a global level with the ADL of B'nai B'rith.

The voice, video and print produced by members of the "Frankites" for nearly a century is virtually unanimous, concerning their position on the Leo Frank conviction and his Lynching, they summarize the whole affair as a bigoted European-American reign of terror, plus antisemitic scapegoating, which resulted in the antisemitic conviction and assassination of an "innocent" Jewish man. The mellow drama surrounding their own egomania plus their vicious smears and racist hatred are often directed against the general Gentile population, detectives in the case, the media, Hugh M. Dorsey and Tom Watson (the man who solved the murder of Mary Phagan in 1915 using the trial evidence without Jim Conley's testimony). The Cult of Leo Frank and 100 year long Leo Frank Jewish Hoax about a conspiracy was invalidated in 1915 by Tom Watson, but the Frankites are still running strong 100+ years later.

The Frankite Position on the Leo Frank Trial: Solicitor General Dorsey, An Unscrupulous and Ambition Climber

In terms of the all encompassing false allegations of mob terror, antisemitic and wrongful conviction of Leo Frank, the Prosecutor Hugh M. Dorsey is one of the leading figures accused of being at the center of it all, labeled as the unscrupulous and ambitious Solicitor General who used the Brooklyn Jewboy as a sacrificial lamb to gain political power, prominence, a heroes countenance and prestige. Moreover, the Frankites assert the Leo Frank trial was a legal travesty used as a stepping stone by Hugh Dorsey to ascend to the highest executive position in the State of Georgia, enabling him to capture the Governorship through the popular vote.

For the Frankites: Who is Nemesis Number One?

For the Frankites the most hated figure in the Leo Frank case, is not Hugh Dorsey the man credited with making the "anti-Jewish" conviction with a death sentence of Leo Frank possible, it would instead be an unlikely third party who did not participate in the 1913 trial at all, but who ferociously struck back publicly against the Leo Frank cause celebre movement that went national sparked by Rabbi David Marx and financed via Jews Media moguls from NYC and Chicago. For the Jewish Frankites, the alleged ring leader of the latter half of this "extra-judicial diabolical travesty" which lead to the lynching of Leo Frank is almost always named as one infamous man.

Please Allow Me to Introduce You to the Fire Storm Maker: Tom Watson

For the Frankites: the Hangman, lynch party agitator or simply put the man who could be described as instigating the extra-judicial assassination of Leo Frank is populist politician, publisher and lawyer Tom E. Watson.

In terms of the sum total of the Leo Frank case, the Frankites label Tom Watson as enemy number one, not even Hugh Dorsey, who is accused of unscrupulously dragging an "innocent" Leo Frank through a kangaroo trial to ambitiously climb the political ladder, does not even get the same level of fang-bared foaming at the mouth wrath, hissing venom and vicious hatred by the Jews as Tom Watson does.

Why Watson?

What made Watson hated so much by the Jewish community and Leo Frank partisans is many fold,

Watson Infinitely Simplified a Complicated Murder Trial

One, Tom Watson simplified the Leo Frank trial by deconstructing it through his energetic writings (Watson's Magazine Jan, March, August, September and October of 1915) in a way the average lay person could easily understand what really happened in totality during the one month long trial (July 28 to August 26) in less than an hour of reading. The alternative to trying to understand the Leo Frank trial without Tom Watson's Magazine was simply unthinkable and unimaginable, for instance try imagining the average person attempting to read the Leo Frank trial Transcript which was more than 3,500 pages and then trying make sense of it, something like this is not realistic or reasonably possible for the average person in 1913 or 2013. Even if the average person reads the 318 page 1913 murder trial brief of evidence, the average mind untrained in legal matters might get lost in some of the testimony not being able to distill it to it's important essentials and see with clarity the deeper emergence of the Murder Confession made by Leo Frank during his trial.

Because Watson made a complicated trial infinitely simple it was for that reason -- amongst others -- which we will discuss, why his writings on the Leo Frank trial are forever banned and censored by Jews and the Left, the editors of Jewish controlled Wikipedia will NOT allow Watsons works about the Leo Frank case to be listed in the references section on the Leo Frank article -- even for historical purposes -- that alone should make the average curious person want to read them. In fact, the most downloaded items on the web site are Tom Watson's works, because the Frankites have made his writings a forbidden fruit. And those fruits are delicious, because they make you see things with clarity.

Number Two, Ad Hominem Attacks

Two, most gentiles just stand there and take it or cower when Jews reach into their fat cottage cheese asses to squeeze out shit to throw at Gentiles. Watson hit back, and at times Watson hit back hard and unleashed an ugly, and childish no holds barred attack against the Jewish community in response to their Jewsmedia vile smears campaign and attacks on the Honor of Georgians. Watson clowned the Jewish community by attacking the physical features of Leo Freak using harsh and extreme language to describe him.

Watson's attacks on Leo Franks simian features could be easily taken or interpreted as antisemitism, because they were attacks against some stereotypical Jewish features and physical patterns, that are not necessarily uncommon in Jews. These typical Jewish features are reflections known as phenotypes caused by and from common tribal Jewish genotype patterns.

DSL, Dick Sucking Lips, 2013

In the modern unpublished Jewish fratboy dictionary, Dick sucking lips is the phrase which in a crude way is used in Jewish Fratboy parlance for describing the mouth of a girl with gorgeous lips, but Leo Frank was not a woman. Leo Frank had a very interesting physical feature, it was his succulent satyr lips, the kind you might find on a human-animal chimeric hybrid created with futuristic human genetic engineering, the cross between a camels lips and the lips of a seasoned Russian prostitute with extremely well painted-on lipliner to exaggerate and accentuate the lips. Leo Frank had lips that kind of looked goat-like and they were very crisply defined in the outer perimeter of them with what looked like it could be genetically encoded and genetically expressed intense lip liner, as in you don't have to add a single drop of make up to achieve that look, it had the natural appearance of such, and naturally made women envious of Leo Franks dick sucking lips for a lack of a more accurate description.

Even worse, Watson attacked Jewish physical features in a way that was deeply entertaining and probably garnered tens of thousands of giggly snickers, deep belly laughs and knee slapping ruckus from his readers. Therefore in essence, Watsons humorous expressions of morphological antisemitism were used to degrade and denigrate Jewish people and make the public laugh at them as a physically ugly inbred tribe of physically ugly monkey trolls that would defend to the death one of their own Jewish pedophile rapist murderers, upholding him as a Martyr of a two year long anti-Jewish conspiracy.

Watson's writings were surging with poisonous rage and energy that easily attracted a cult following.

The Leo Frank Murder Confession, August 18, 1913

Three, In 1915, Watson brought attention to the murder confession Leo Frank made on the witness stand at his own trial when Frank gave his blunderbuss statement on August 18, 1913. A confession the Jews and Frankites never ever ever ever dare bring up in any of the secondary source works they produce. You will not find Leo Frank's THREE SEPARATE AND UNIQUE murder confessions mentioned in any books, booklets, videos, texts, documents, round tables, get-togethers and so forth, at least the ones organized by Frankites, they totally and intentionally ignore it (let's just tuck that 800 pound break dancing pink gorilla back in the closet). Even though the three separate Leo Frank confessions were inescapable and that is what makes the rage against the Jews and Frankites so extreme, that even with the most prominent August 18, 1913, Leo Frank confession, the Jews still reach deep into their own FAT gelatinous asses to extract ammunition and smear glatt kosher human feces on anyone who might even dare to suggest Leo Frank was not only absolutely guilty, but Why?

The flash of anger as Leos fist pounded her face. Leos face surging with blood as he pulled the rope tightly around her neck so it buried deep in the flesh.

From the Southerner perspective only the most dangerous race in the universe would attempt to transmogrify a devil into Jesus, that's what the bribed and corrupt Governor did on behalf of the Jews.

Why is the Leo Frank murder confession always left out by Frankites?

Answer: It would wipe out 100 years of Jewish and Frankite propaganda!

Watson and the Blood Libel Lynching

In what amounts to nothing less than a single unified bloc vote by the Jewish Community and Frank partisans, or the "Frankites" as they are more accurately described, they universally point the angry and guilty finger of accusation with single minded unity toward Tom E. Watson, as the alleged person to have essentially:

1. been central to inspiring the lynching of Leo Frank by whetting the murderous passion of the people, impelling them to orchestrated violence, all via the catalyst of Watson's ferocious and venomous publications all unleashed through his Jeffersonian Publishing Company,


2. protected the perpetrators of the Leo Frank lynching from prosecution by shaping public opinion before and after the lynching in 1915, thus making it virtually impossible to form any Jury capable of convicting any single individual lyncher or the lynch party as a whole, because as it goes without saying, only one sympathetic lone person is needed to hold out in any Jury of twelve, no matter how compelling the evidence. It is also said that the lynchers were known by some of the public, and no one would dare speak their names openly in a way that would endanger them and it is also said that the lynchers names are now on the streets, landmarks, buildings, etc... in the greater vicinity.

Overtly or covertly these are two main supposition of the Frankites concerning the pre-party planning June to August, lynch party August 16 and 17, 1915, and the afterparty and Grand opening party for relaunch of the KKK at Stone Mountain, Thanksgiving, 1915.

(The KKK taken into its real context was an ineffective immunological response of the Host attempting to counteract the JewisHIV+ virus that has infected Western Civilization and is working to undermine it).

The Frankites (Jewish community and Frank partisans) suggest these two main accusations listed above against Tom E. Watson in virtually every secondary source written on the Leo Frank case and for good reasons too which have strong merit, at least if measured at superficial cosmetic face value, because when one carefully reads and studies the five (5) booklets on Leo M. Frank that Tom Watson published, in his 'Watson's Magazine' issues January, March, August, September, and October of 1915, in total, they collectively make a very powerful, convincing, easy to follow and compelling case to show the conviction of Leo Frank was the correct decision and rightfully supports his execution by hanging as the Jury made no recommendation for Mercy from hanging on August 25, 1913.

Against Capital Punishment?

The Leo Frank conviction was perceived as correct by a public that is at least amongst the largest majority of open minded people, who are incapable of self-deception and haven't taken sides, this is of course presuming the individuals are not morally against capital punishment when it is just in the eyes of the law.

Dorsey made sure to initially weed out potential jurors who might be against capital punishment for this reason, because even if Dorsey made a good case, there was a risk of someone against capital punishment not convicting out of fear of the outcome. Protecting against this risk, Roan gave the Jury the option of life in Prison or the death penalty by hanging. Frankites say Leonard S. Roan doubted the conviction, but what doubting judge sentences a man to die on his birthday, when he can set any date out of the year?!

Could you convict a lyncher?

In terms of justice for the lynchers, the "public jury", if their only frame of reference on the case came from the local newspapers at the time which were blandly undetailed and un-analytical, and Tom E. Watson as their source of analysis, even local Jews would find it a double-think to hold two contradictory concepts in their mind, Leo Frank is innocent and Leo Frank is guilty. It only takes one Juror hold out to prevent a conviction, one out of twelve, that's 8.5%.

Watson's 1915 writings on the Leo Frank case are dangerous, because they invalidate every Frankite book written in the last 100 years and that is why his writings are banned today by Jews and Jewish occupied Wikipedia. Anyone who criticizes Jewish behavior is automatically put through the Jewish smear machine, banned, ostracized and marginalized.

There were no serious contenders producing booklets and books at the time, to balance out Tom Watson's writings in 1915. He had a virtual monopoly on the issue of Leo Frank in 1915. So the question is could Tom Watson have been the match that sparked the boiling gasoline flood in 1915? It's debatable. Was Watson the Straw that Broke the Camels Back? No, Leo Frank would probably have been lynched with or without Watson, the newspaper articles about the trial, the elusive closing speeches captured in the newspapers and booklets would have surely captivated the educated and elite in terms of the depth and truth of it. They never would have let Leo Frank get away with what he did, especially after Frank made a near confession during his own testimony given at the trial on 8-18-1913.

Watson Inflamed the People Against Frank?

The lynching accusations against Watson are partly overstated, because it should be noted, that the mood of the people before Watson stepped into the Leo Frank media circus in most of 1915, was already strongly against Frank, and that Watson may have only served to catalyze the permanent crystallization of those feelings which were already strong and nearly absolute against Frank after his conviction.

Can we really say Frank got a fair trial? If the mood of the people was strongly against him pre-trial?

The police, detectives and investigators had honed in within a matter of hours and days on Leo Frank (56 hours to be exact is how long it took the police to figure it out and arrest him after the discovery of Mary Phagan) and the newspapers had reflected the strength of the evidence against Frank early on well after his arrest, but the newspapers did not make any attempt to railroad Leo Frank or make him the prime suspect because he was Jewish as some Frankites like Elaine Marie Alphin have suggested.

Once Leo Frank was unanimously recommended by the Coroner's Inquest Jury of seven men (Coroner Donehee plus six members) to be bound over for murder and reviewed by a Grand Jury, and a Grand Jury of 21 men which included 4 Jewish members together unanimously indicted Leo Frank for the strangulation murder of Mary Phagan, it might have tended to create a situation in the minds of the general public that Leo Frank was more likely to be guilty than innocent, even though our justice system requires that one is always considered innocent until proven guilty. And in a perfect society everyone is innocent until proven guilty, despite the unanimous decisions of both the Coroners Inquest Jury and the Grand Jury in terms of their belief that Leo Frank was guilty. It was not prejudices or anti-Semitism at the time that led to their belief in Leo Frank's guilt, it was the facts, testimony and evidence.

The newspapers at the time had some influence on public opinion, as the media has forever had the ability to shape opinion.

There was no TV, Internet, texting, cell phones, mainly the only news was delivered through the newspapers. Perception is reality, this is why media control is sometimes more powerful than governments and armies in its day to day influence. Though it can't be stated enough, there is no evidence that the media was responsible for making Leo Frank the prime suspect, they were simply reporting the facts as they came in.

The real reason Leo Frank became the prime suspect is that he lied and told the police that the Negro Newt Lee had missed 3 punches on his time card, opening up three one hour segments of time unaccounted for the Night Watchman.

Once the trial Jury of twelve men unanimously convicted Leo Frank and two years of appellate courts failed to disturb or overturn the verdict of the Jury, in most Southern peoples minds it was with absolute mathematical certainty, the factual guilt of Leo Frank. However for the Jewish Community, Leo Frank had been swept into a vast and neurotic antisemitic conspiracy and the conspiracy theories would never stop even to this day, including wild hoax claims that Jim Conley made a murder confession to his lawyer William Smith (poppycock).

Hey Frankites, what about the Leo Frank confession on August 18, 1913 that was real and is in the official record

Therefore given that Leo Frank went through a Coroner's Jury, a Grand Jury, a Trial Jury and two years of failed appeals, all suggesting the strong likelihood of his guilt, to suggest Tom Watson caused the unjust lynching of an innocent Jew Leo Frank, is only telling a selective part of the story and showing only a portion of the whole picture. Watson is certainly important in the tail end of this dramatic Greek tragedy that is the strangulation of Mary Phagan and lynching of Leo Frank, but his role is overstated in terms of the Lynch Party. The truth is, it was Slaton and not Watson that caused the lynching.

Watson's Death Blow

Tom Watson made sure to emphasize to his readership of 100,000, with his uniquely colorful vernacular and Southern linguistic dialect, something the masses might not have been fully cognizant of because no newspapers talked about it at the time, that is the near murder confession made on August 18 1913 by Leo Frank when he mounted the stand at his own murder trial to tell his side of the story.

For most people, they did not know the details of the trial, except for the sometimes blandly detailed and generic reports coming from the newspapers, for the masses they just assumed that the unanimous Coroners Inquest Jury, Grand Jury, Judge, Petite Jury and Appellate courts had rendered their verdict from 1913 to 1915. The average person did not read the trial testimony 3,500 pages or brief of evidence 318 pages, but they certainly will today, if they are curious enough, now thanks to the Internet and this web site. The lost Trial testimony questions and answers coming online in 2015.

Dinner Time Talk

Watson did something unheard of at the time, he made the official record available to the public, published relevant and material portions of it and discussed it in a way the Joe Six packs and Sally Soccer moms of the time could understand, and it would have surely been the exciting dinner time talk of the town in both the Jewish and Gentile homes.

Watson made it lucidly known and clear about the rarely mentioned near confession made by Leo Frank at the murder trial and expounded to his readers about the final speeches delivered by the State's prosecution team leaders at the most crucial and critical moment in the trial of Leo Frank.

During their final closing arguments in late August 1913, Hugh M. Dorsey and Frank Arthur Hooper, vividly reminded observers and the court, that during the August 18 1913 testimony provided to the Jury by Leo Frank, for the first time, Frank made an inescapable admission that he might have "unconsciously" gone to the bathroom in the metal room during the time period of the murder, the time the prosecution spent 4 weeks successfully proving Leo Frank murdered Mary Phagan there. It became an easy victory after Leo Frank made his public virtual murder confession.

You Can't Hide the Confession Frankites

Not one single secondary source ever covers this glaring fact and most people are wondering why Frank partisans won't talk about Leo Frank's virtual murder confession at his trial now that the centennial anniversary of the trial becomes a new reality?

Leo Frank Four Hours on the Stand August 18 1913

The way that Frank made this virtual admission was done in a way that might not have been obvious to the average person, except for those who had been paying very close attention to what Leo Frank was saying at the time and was captured in the official record as what he had said. Moreover to understand the importance of the "unconscious" bathroom visit, one must understood the layout of the second floor of the factory which contains the metal room and bathroom.

During Leo Frank's four hour testimony to the court and Jury he spent more than three hours of it talking about the boring specifics of numeric accounting computations he had done that day and to top it off showed his accounting books and diagrams, describing the math, even going down to the minutiae explaining the actual numbers he was adding, subtracting and multiplying during his long day at the factory. It was Boring, immaterial and obtuse, the Jury wanted an explanation of why his office was empty and Frank gave it to them! However the slippery Leo Frank snuck his confession within the mind numbing 4 hours of his testimony to counter Monteen Stover.

Mob Terror Convicted Leo Frank Setting the Stage to Later Lynch Him

Another charge made by the Jewish Community and Leo Frank Partisans, is concerning the mob terror pattern and mob terror chain of events leading to the Lynching of Leo Frank. It starts with the Jury was mob terrorized, accusations that people were chanting, "Hang the Jew, Hang the Jew" would later be put out into circulation, yet not a single newspaper at the time has ever once published anything about a mob terrorists outside the court chanting "Hang the Jew, Hang the Jew", if this really happened it would have not only been in the Newspapers at the time, but would have been mentioned during the appeals process and there is not a single line in the 1800 pages of the Georgia State Archive on Leo Frank to substantiate this claim, therefore it is likely this is pure fabricated propaganda, rumor and dishonesty by the Jewish community. The mob terror claim is overstated according to 2 years of appellate courts reviews saying this charge is absolutely not true.

Mob Terror or Leo Frank Testimony? Imagine you are on the Jury

Imagine if someone had spent the majority of their time on the witness stand going over math and accounting problems during their own murder trial as an attempt to show they were too busy to have murdered someone that day, would they come off as a total nut ball? They would if their own defense witnesses said the work they do only takes 2 to 3 hours. Leo Frank stayed at the factory till approximately 6:00 PM at night, if he arrived at approximately 8:30 in the morning, it meant he had more than enough time, even with errands to get 2 to 3 hours of work done, but to make matters worse, it was a Holiday, and he wasn't expected to put in a 10 or 11 hour day and the work he had to do that day did not take 2 to 3 hours, it took a lot less. The Jury, Judge and Courtroom could see through it all and no impartial conscientious person was buying the nonsense and blather Leo Frank was shoveling about pencil manufacturing, everyone there wanted to know .

The specific numbers and calculations coming from Leo Frank were so mind numbing that people might have become totally dizzy, dazed, yawning and tuned out when Frank made his near murder confession on August 18, 1913, a confession that he slipped into his testimony, because no newspapers pointed it out, it was only brought up in the closing arguments of State's prosecution Team members Hugh Manson Dorsey and Frank Arthur Hooper in later August 1913 and then later by Tom E. Watson in 1915, and now 2013 to 2015.

The question observers are asking is when will the next secondary source come out that goes over this compelling fact, since 1915 was the last time the Leo Frank murder confession was really discussed in any physically published work?

The Leo Frank Murder Confession of August 18, 1913, is indisputable, and so where Leo Frank other two murder confessions made on April 26, 1913 one to James Conley and one to his wife Lucille Selig Frank, this is part of what caused so much rage, when the Leo Frank defense lawfirm partner and corrupt Governor of Georgia John M. Slaton commuted Leo Frank's death sentence. Leo Frank was not lynched because he was a Jew, but because he beat, raped and strangled Mary Phagan.

Why wont anybody talk about Leo Frank's virtual admission of murder? Instead of accusing mob terror, anti-Hebrew race cards, and prejudices as the major reasons for Leo Franks conviction and lynching?

But what about the Lynching? Mob Terror? or Cold Calculating Commando Killing? The execution of Leo Frank was not by some whipped up into a frenzy, alcohol fueled, spontaneously violent crowd, coming together by the forces of rage and nature, creating a crazy mob of booger eating hillbillies and farmers with manure stained overalls, blackened teeth, fire torches and pitch forks.

It was no MOB at all

The lynch party was formed by the cognitive and genetic elite of the State of Georgia, who executed a military operation of exquisite precision. It was the single most audacious prison break in US history. One that had been planned for nearly 2 months and fulfilled to perfection.

Back to the Leo Frank Confession as the Source of His Lynching

It is important to mention this verifiable truth in the record of the closing arguments of State's prosecution council and in the self-incriminating testimony provided by Leo Frank, because not a single contemporary writer ever mentions this glaring fact of a virtual confession by Leo M. Frank, not Oney, not Dinnerstein, or Elaine Marie Alphin whose book is filled from beginning to end with made up fabrications. Though there are plenty of sources accusing some variation of semantics in place of "Mob Terror" or "Prejudices" from the trial to the lynching, and concerning the lynching, Watson's name is cited the most as the individual who inspired the "mob like terror lynching of Leo Frank".

Watson: The Devils in the Details

Watson was unequivocally in support for the Lynching, and he certainly made that clear, but so was everyone else after Leo Frank's appeals failed, he should have died at the end of a rope as prescribed by the Law and he did. Tom Watson also provided the details of the Leo Frank case in easy to understand series of works, though how much influence he had in inspiring the lynching tends to be grossly over stated. Many outside observers of the case and the general people who were interested in the trial at the time, might not have been aware of this virtual admission of guilt by Leo Frank, but Watson made sure to vividly and lucidly ensure it was unmistakably clear in 1915, so that the commutation by Slaton would and could only be seen for what it really and truly 'was' in the eyes of Watson, the people and elites who understood why they were against Frank: that is Slaton's order of Clemency for Leo Frank was the most brazen and audacious betrayal of power against the law and people.

The Jewish Perspective

For the Jewish community and Leo Frank partisans, the clemency was a token of relief for an innocent man who was convicted by a mob terrorized Jury, little did they know it would become the catalyst for his lynching.

Part of Jewish self-deception and denial requires that they trick themselves into believing Tom Watson caused the lynching, they always need a devil figure to direct their hate.

For the Southren public it was the commutation that was the real source of inspiration for the Lynching, though Watson making Leo Frank's guilt clear can not be given as a reliable reason as to why Frank was lynched, nor can his advocacy of it become part of the Jewish blame game. It is more likely that Watson was articulating the feelings of the public, rather than he was telling them what to think. Afterall the Leo Frank trial and appeals was one of the single most watched events in 20th Century Southern history.

When the Leo Frank Defense Fund Turned People Out They Invariably Moved to New York

The betrayal perceived in the eyes of the elites and general masses of Georgia was inspired by the criminal acts by the Leo Frank defense team culminating with the clemency at the end, which was such an extreme insult to ones intelligence, it dealt a death kiss for Slaton, but Slaton was no slouch and saw the writing on the wall, he could see what lurked around the corner for him, his prescience saved his own life and he moved to New York City in the nick of time (like many people did who supported the Frank side), that is, until eventually, the inferno of rage died down, he came back to Georgia to live a quiet life. This was a pattern observed thoughout the entire Leo Frank ordeal from 1913 to 1915, whenever the Leo Frank trust fund bribed someone they ended up in NYC, like the lawyer of James Conley named William Smith. William Smith got turned out like fifty dolla hooker working the corners of 42nd street in NY, but he was not alone, the affidavits in the appeals reveal so many other people who the Leo Frank defense tried to turn out and ones it did turn out. It shows you some people can be bought and others can not. None of the books written by Jews and Frankites reveal the dirty little secrets of all the criminal activity and bribery coming from the Leo Frank defense.

No Where to Run and No Where to Hide

Leo Frank however had no chance to run away to new york city, like all the people his defense fund bribed. Leo Frank had no where to run and no where to hide, as his whereabouts where fully known and within two months his doomed fate would be sealed at the end of a 3/4th inch manila rope at Frey's Mill. The prison doubled the guards on duty as well, because they may have suspected what was coming.

Watson Sold Out!

Watson's magazine, despite having a circulation which tripled and surged to a record circulation of 100,000, still sold out instantly during the tail end of the Leo Frank Saga in 1915, they couldn't print the issues containing booklets about Leo Frank fast enough. The magazines were ravenously read, re-read, shared and talked about endlessly, because they intensely covered the subjects the people of Georgia and the entire nation were enthralled with, for Leo Frank, the devils in the details.

Watson's Magazine, January, March, August, September and October 1915

There was certainly an aroma of blood lust and vengeance in the air at a time in history when the men of the community would sometimes come together in an extra-judicial critical mass to be the Judge and Jury with a hang mans noose. It was a time when criminals and rapists were dealt with effectively at the end of a rope, not locked up in jail to work out, become stronger and join powerful prison gangs. Lynchings were community affairs, it was the ultimate form of democracy celebrated and it kept rapists shaking in their boots. If every convicted rapist or murder were publicly hanged today, crime rates would drop.

Another Perspective: Watson is the Anti-Semite Superstar

Watson talked about the Leo Frank Case, at the time and in a way that no one else dared - with delicious venom, energy, wit and sarcasm. However, from the perspective of the Jewish Community and Frank partisans, Watson committed the ultimate thought crimes and hate crime, simply put, Watson articulated the guilt of Leo Frank like a virtuoso with some of the most vile antisemitic gutter language and openly incited Frank's assassination. However, when Tom Watson wrote about these things in 1915, two years after the trial, he was releasing his own anger in his own way.

It is one thing to articulate the guilt of Leo Frank with the depth and linguistic mastery of a seasoned Lawyer, it is another to outright call for his extrajudicial extermination. Watson anyway you spin it called for bloody murder, but was he only reflecting the rage of the people? How pissed off would you be if someone raped and strangled a 13 year old girl in your family and the Jewish community tried to turn the perpetrator into a hero?

August 1915 issue of 'Watson's Magazine'

Even the August 1915 issue of 'Watson's Magazine' published just weeks before Leo M. Frank was lynched on August 17 1915 and nearly 5 weeks after the Frank commutation on June 21 1915, makes a very compelling case for a conviction well beyond a reasonable doubt and presumably advocates delivering extra-judicial justice to Leo Frank in a roundabout way, especially because incensed and indignant southerners would want the highest penalty paid for such a heinous crime against one of their own.

After the Conviction

Leo Frank in the eyes of the general public, became the symbol of depraved, wealthy and corrupt power trying to use outside influence and big Jewish money to escape justice, and that no matter what, Frank would have to pay the fair price, handing over his own life for raping and strangling Mary Phagan. Twenty five to thirty five men were willing to risk their lively hood to ensure Frank did not escape justice.

For the Jewish community Frank became a martyr of anti-Semitic injustice. Jews suffer from some kind of tribal neurosis and mental pathologies that presume that because Leo Frank was a Jew that he couldn't have committed this crime. Jews are the most racist people in the world obsessed with their own race.

Tom Watson as Robinhood

For Southerners, there was very much some kind of a robin hood factor in play with Tom Watson, that being, the rich Jews would have to pay dearly for their crimes against the poor working class. Moreover, that the rich, no matter how much money they threw at the Leo Frank appeals, no matter how many letter writing campaigns they launched and no matter how much national media control muscle they flexed on Franks behalf, they would not be able to weasel their way out of this one, at least not at this time. In response to this reality, the Jews have become more determined to romanticize the image of Leo Frank.

Tom Watson as a Rabblerouser

For the Jewish community, many saw the rage against Leo Frank from a neurotic victim and persecution lens which seems to be a genetically innate behavioral expression of Jews. The prosecution and persecution, as Elaine Marie Alphin might put it, of Leo Frank, was perceived as a kind of Southern blind ignorance and jungle prejudice that knew no bounds of decency, with Dorsey at the helm. Though Elaine Marie Alphin can not be considered as an overall reliable source, alas she is mentioned because she does articulate the pro-Frank side of the Leo Frank case well, even if she does so dishonestly and by completly fabricating a series of fantastic lies in her book.

The Final Word on the Matter

Though the final verdict would be re-affirmed with directly or indirectly by every level of the United States legal system, providing the "ultimate truth" of the matter and the bottom line in the Leo Frank Case from 1913 to 1986. The verdict of the Jury has not been disturbed, not even in 1986, no matter how much spin is applied by the Jews. The final verdict is unchangeable now more than 100 years after the original guilty verdict was delivered 1913, the guilt of Leo Frank is now eternally permanent as of 1986 onward. Not even the Pardon of 1986 would exonerate Leo Frank or disturb the verdict of the Jury, should make it clear that the kosher feces being flung by the Jewish Supremacists, shows that Jews are incompatible with Gentile Nations and Jews represent a terminal cancer for Western Civilization.

Another View: Articulation for those who may have once only believed emotionally in Franks guilt having faith in our legal system

As a seasoned lawyer, Watson provided power, clear and inescapable articulation of Leo Frank's guilt for many southerners, because some of them may have only or simply believed in Frank's guilt on an emotional level because the system said he was guilty after careful consideration and for a want of righteous vengeance for the strangulation of Mary Phagan (not because of blind anti-Jewish prejudice), rather than because they had actually read the official record of the Leo M. Frank murder trial and reasoned it out for themselves, most people have faith in our legal system of trial by Jury.

As it does today, the media has a powerful influence on the opinion of the masses, because perception is reality and Watson was able to use this eternal herd like tendency within the masses of people, to amplify their rage to a fevered pitch, with logical, well reasoned and compelling arguments as to Frank's guilt and the necessity to lynch him. But by the time Watson wrote about the Leo Frank case the Justice System had already made up its mind and was just going through the motions.

Sept 1915 issue of 'Watson's Magazine', shielded the Lynchers of Leo Frank

See the booklet that makes the strongest case for convicting Leo Frank which could be described as making it impossible to convict any lyncher of Leo Frank in any local court, simply because of the case for extra-judicial justice it makes is so strong and compelling. Moreover even without the Sept 1915 issue, the mood of the people reached its height against Frank after Slaton's late June 1915 commutation. See: The Official Record in the Case of Leo Frank, Jew Pervert, September 1915 by Tom Watson, Watson dubs Frank a "Jew pervert".

From Watson's view, he Perceived an ongoing Slander and Defamation campaign by the Jewish Controlled media in the Oct 1915 issue of 'Watson's Magazine'

Be sure to also read the October 1915 Issue of Watson's Magazine produced by Watson, in that issue Watson both accuses and makes a compelling argument that the Jewish community lead a national campaign of hate, slander and defamation against the State of Georgia. Oney in his subtle and careful maneuvering argues that the nationwide campaign against the State of Georgia, may have back fired and hints that it also may have been in some part influential in Frank's lynching. Indeed, even Governor John Marshal Slaton in his commutation letter, speaks of outsiders trying to influence the local and internal affairs of the State of Georgia, and that most of these outsiders have never actually read the official record and that they will have no influence on his commutation. Observers are wondering what really influenced Slaton to give his commutation, was it really because he doubted the guilty verdict? or was there something more sinister that inspired the clemency given to Frank.

After 2 years of appellate reviews failing to overturn the verdict of the Jury, the people of Georgia were enraged to murderous heights by Slaton's commutation, it seemed to many, that the entire legal system of the United States, was turned upside down on June 21 1915, by a corrupt Governor bribed by Jewish money. For the Jewish community, the masses of Georgians were part of a vast antisemitic conspiracy.

Antisemitic Reasons From the Perception of the People

However, there is compelling evidence that many factors and variables influencing the lynching of Leo Frank, include more than Slaton's controversial commutation, they are:

1. the big money influence of the Jewish community,
2. the Jewish nationwide letter writing campaign launched outside of Georgia in every state,
3. Jewish national media control waging a campaign of defamation, slander and blood libel against Georgia,

5. outside meddling by wealthy Jews Adolph Oct and Lasker,
6. Watson's Antisemitism,
7. subtle and overt class, and political influences which were maneuvering both behind the scenes and openly, and the
8. strong desire of the people to see justice fulfilled against all odds.

May 5, 2004

Steve Oney's List of the Leo Frank Lynchers

In 2000, Stephen J. Goldfarb's website,, identified 12 of the Leo Frank lynchers. As a result of Steve Oney's book, which identifies 17 more lynchers, the number of known lynchers of Leo Frank has more than doubled, from 12 to 29. There is no reason to doubt the reliability of the lynching lists complied by Goldfarb and Oney. As a matter of historical fact, the total number of lynchers may have reached 40, and both Goldfarb and Oney acknowledge that their lists are incomplete.

Oney furnishes the names of 26 of Leo Frank's lynchers, nine of whom had previously been identified as lynchers by Goldfarb. According to Oney, the 26 lynchers, who all were from or associated with Cobb County, fell into three categories. First, there were the leaders and the planners, who conceived, plotted, and organized the lynching. Second, there were the field commanders, who were part of and traveled with the lynch party, and were in charge of the footsoldiers who comprised the rest of the lynch party. Third, there were the footsoldiers, who either were part of the lynch party that abducted Frank or materially supported or made helpful arrangements for the lynch party. Oney gives the names of six planners, three field commanders, and 17 footsoldiers (11 of whom were on the lynch party), for a total of 26 lynchers.
Both Goldfarb and Oney agree on the identity of nine lynchers. Goldfarb lists three lynchers (John Augustus (Gus) Benson, Ralph Molden Manning, and Moultrie McKinney Sessions) who are not on Oney's list, and Oney names 16 lynchers not named by Goldfarb.

The Leaders and Planners

Joseph M. Brown (1851-1932) Governor of Georgia, 1909-1911 and 1912-1913, and a political ally of Tom Watson. On Dec. 27, 1914 he published in The Augusta Chronicle an article hostile to Leo Frank in which he asked rhetorically: "Are we to understand that anybody except a Jew can be punished for a crime?" On Aug. 8, 1915, only days before Leo Frank's lynching, he published a position paper in The Macon Telegraph in which with regard to the Frank case he asserted that the time had come for "the people to form mobs." As Governor of Georgia, Joseph M. Brown was the immediate predecessor of Gov. John M. Slaton.

Newton Augustus Morris (1869-1941) An 1893 graduate of the UGA law school, he held numerous public offices during his career, and was a superior court judge of the Blue Ridge Circuit (which included Cobb County) in 1909-1912 and 1917-1919. He was also a property developer and contractor. Oney calls him "a sharp operator" and "a devious and brassy character." A person who knew Newton Augustus Morris said of him, "He was a fourteen-karat son of a bitch with spare parts." In 1891 Morris had been charged with attempted murder and cattle rustling in California.

Eugene Herbert Clay (1881-1923) The son of a U. S. Senator, Clay was Mayor of Marietta in 1910-1911, district attorney of the Blue Ridge Circuit in 1913-1918, and a Georgia state senator in 1921-1923. Oney tells us that Clay's personal life "was a thoroughgoing scandal and had been since boyhood." In 1901, while a UGA student, he wandered the streets of Athens one night, firing pistol shots into the air, and as a result was expelled from the university. He was found dead at the age of 41 in an Atlanta hotel room on June 22, 1923. There are several different a accounts of how he died. According to a longtime Cobb County Superior Court judge, Luther Hames, "Clay was killed when a whore hit him over the head with a liquor bottle."

John Tucker Dorsey (1876-1957) One of Marietta's premier trial lawyers, John Tucker Dorsey was a member of the lower house of the Georgia General Assembly in 1915-1917 and 1941-1945, and served as district attorney of the Blue Ridge Circuit in 1918-1920. Years before the lynching he had been twice convicted of manslaughter and had served an imprisonment sentence on the chain gang. John Tucker Dorsey was a distant cousin of prosecutor Hugh M. Dorsey.

Fred Morris (1876-?) A prominent lawyer, Fred Morris was serving his first term in the Georgia General Assembly at the time of lynching. "[W]hen the Boy Scout movement began," Oney says, "he organized the Marietta troop."
Bolan Glover Brumby (1876-1948) Brumby owned a furniture manufacturing company, the Marietta Chair Company. In 1910 The Atlanta Constitution described him as "one of North Georgia's most successful businessmen." Oney says that Brumby "was the very image of arrogant Southern aristocracy" and that "nothing angered him more than Northerners."

The Field Commanders

George Exie Daniell (1882-1970) The proprietor of a jewelry shop on Marietta Square for 40 years, he was a member of the Rotary Club and (like fellow lynchers Newton Augustus Morris and Eugene Herbert Clay) a charter member of the Marietta Country Club.

Gordon Baxter Gann (1877-1949) An attorney and protege of Newton Augustus Morris, Gann was Mayor of Marietta in 1922-1925 and 1927-1929, and a member of the lower house of the Georgia General Assembly in 1919-1922. At the time of the lynching Gann was the judge of the probate court in Cobb County.

Newton Mayes Morris ("Black Newt") (1878-?) A first cousin of Newton Augustus Morris, he ran the Cobb County chain gang and was so proficient in using his bullwhip on prisoners that he was sometimes known as "Whipping Newt." In 1891 he had been arrested in California for attempting to murder someone by shooting him with two blasts from a shotgun.

The Footsoldiers

The footsoldiers who assisted the lynch party in a supporting role included:
William J. Frey (1867-1925) The Sheriff of Cobb County in 1903-1909, he prepared the noose used to hang Frank, and may have actually looped it around Frank's neck. Frey's Gin, the location of the lynching, was his property.
E. P. Dobbs The Mayor of Marietta when the lynching occurred, he lent his car to the lynch party.
L. B. Robeson A railroad freight agent, he lent his car to the lynch party.
Jim Brumby Bolan Glover Brumby's brother, he owned a garage and serviced the automobiles used in the lynching.
Robert A. Hill A banker, he helped fund the lynching.

The footsoldiers on the lynch party included:

George Swanson, who was serving as Sheriff of Cobb County in 1915, and two of his deputies, William McKinney and George Hicks.
Cicero Holton Dobbs (1880-1954), a taxi driver. (According to Stephen J. Goldfarb, Cicero Dobbs "operated a grocery store in Marietta for 25 years, and later the Dobbs Barber Shop.")
D. R. Benton, a farmer, and an uncle of Mary Phagan.
Horace Hamby, a farmer.
"Coon" Shaw, a mule trader.

Emmet and Luther Burton, two brothers, who are believed to have sat on either side of Leo Frank in the automobile that took him from prison to death. Emmet is said to have been a police officer, and Luther a coal yard operator.

"Yellow Jacket" Brown, an electrician, who rode his motorcycle to Milledgeville ahead of the lynch party and cut the city's telephone lines just before the lynch party entered the prison.

Lawrence Haney, a farmer.


January 1st 2000

Leo Frank Lynchers

Copyright January 1, 2000 by Stephen Goldfarb, Ph.D.

Since the infamous lynching of Leo Frank on August 17, 1915, in Cobb County, Georgia, the identity of those involved has remained a closely-guarded secret. The list reproduced below and the ensuing discussion documents for the first time the identity of some of those who both planned and carried out this murder. This document is an incomplete list of the men who planned and carried out the kidnapping and lynching of Leo Frank in August of 1915.

The document (used with permission) is part of the Leo Frank collection and is housed in the Special Collections Department, Robert W. Woodruff Library of Emory University. Although the document is unsigned, the identity of the author is known to me; however, because of the nature of this list, I have decided not to disclose its author at this time. *(*SEE ADDENDUM TO THIS PAGE FOR RECENT ADDITIONS TO THIS INFORMATION)

Leo Max Frank (1884-1915) was the manager of the National Pencil Factory in Atlanta, Georgia, from the time of its establishment sometime in 1909. On April 26, 1913, one of his employees, a young girl named Mary Phagan, was brutally murdered in the factory. Frank was convicted of this crime in the summer of 1913 and sentenced to be hanged. For most of the next two years, Frank’s lawyers appealed the death sentence, twice to the United States Supreme Court, but to no avail. In June 1915, shortly before he was to leave office, Governor John M. Slaton commuted Frank’s death sentence to life in prison. About two months later, Frank was kidnapped from the state prison farm at Milledgeville, transported about 175 miles to Cobb County, original home of Mary Phagan, and lynched near a place called Frey’s Mill on the morning of August 17, 1915. None of the lynchers of Frank was ever tried for the murder of Frank, much less convicted; in fact the identity of the lynchers has remained a closely-guarded secret. [2]

The list itself contains twenty-six names, two less than contemporary accounts claimed as having taken part in the lynching.[3] Some of these names are of people who will very likely never be identified, unless someone with special knowledge of the lynching comes forward. In some cases only surnames are given, and in others the names are so common, that there are likely to have been several persons among the thousands of males living in Cobb County at that time with that name.[4] Nevertheless, nine of the lynch mob members, including all but one of those listed as being either a “leader” or a “planner” can be identified with confidence. The two “leaders” were identified as Judge Newton Morris and George Daniels.

Newton Augustus Morris (1869-1941) was, according to his obituary in the Marietta Daily Journal, a “leader in the Democratic party in Georgia.” He served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1898 to 1904, during which time he was speaker pro tem (1900-1901) and then speaker (1902-1904), after which he served two terms as judge on the Blue Ridge Circuit (1909-1912, 1917-1919), the Georgia court circuit that included Cobb County. [5] Morris was credited with preventing the mutilation of Frank’s body after the lynching. According to newspaper accounts, Morris rushed to the scene of the lynching as soon as he heard about it, and once there, he “interceded and pleaded with everyone to permit Frank’s remains to be sent home to his parents for a decent burial.” While Frank’s body was being removed, one member of the crowd, who had earlier wanted to burn Frank’s body, began stomping on the corpse; Morris was able to stop this, which enabled the undertakers to remove Frank’s body to a funeral home in Atlanta. [6] The other man listed as being a leader is George Daniels. Research in contemporary documents has failed to turn up a man by that name, though two persons with the name George Daniel (or Daniell) have been identified, whose age was similar to those of the other lynchers. George Daniels is the only one on the list that is identified as being a member of the Ku Klux Klan. [7]

The following three men are listed as being “planners”: Herbert Clay, M. M. Sessions, and John Dorsey. Of the three, the best known was Eugene Herbert Clay (1881-1923). Son of United States Senator Alexander Stephens Clay, and older brother of four-star General Lucius D. Clay, who served as Allied High Commissioner of Germany from 1945-1949, Herbert Clay was mayor of Marietta (1910-1911) and solicitor general (i.e. district attorney) of the Blue Ridge judicial circuit (1913-18). In this capacity Clay should have prosecuted the lynchers of Frank, a bitter irony, as he himself was a planner of the lynching and may well have taken part in the lynching. He was subsequently elected to the Georgia State Senate and served as its president in the years 1921-1922; he was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives the following year but died in an Atlanta hotel, a few days before the opening of the 1923 session. [8] Clay is the only lyncher whose identity as such has appeared in print.[9]

Born in neighboring Cherokee County, Moultrie McKinney Sessions (1863-1927) moved to Marietta as a child and lived there for the rest of his life. Son of a prominent judge, Sessions received his legal training in a law office and became a lawyer while still a minor. A successful lawyer and financier, he founded Sessions Loan and Trust Co. in 1887. Although active in civic organizations, Sessions does not appear to have held any elected political office.[10]

Also a lawyer, John Tucker Dorsey (1876-1957) moved to Marietta in 1908, after graduation from the University of Georgia and practicing law in Gainesville, Georgia. According to his obituary in the Marietta Daily Journal, Dorsey was active in many civic activities and served in the Georgia House of Representatives (1915-1917, 1941-1945), as solicitor general of the Blue Ridge Circuit (1918-1920), and as ordinary of Cobb County from 1948 until his death. Dorsey represented the state of Georgia at the Coroner’s Jury that met to investigate the lynching of Frank. [11]

Of the remaining twenty or so lynchers, five more have been identified with confidence, these being the following: Gordon Baxter Gann (1877-1949), attorney, mayor of Marietta (1922-25, 1927-29) and member of the Georgia House of Representatives (1919-1922). Gann served as “special attorney” for coroner John A. Booth at the Coroner’s Jury, investigating the Frank lynching. [12] John Augustus (Gus) Benson (1873-1960) operated the Benson Brothers Mercantile Co., which was located on the square in Marietta from 1908 to 1933. Benson testified at the Coroner’s Jury that though he saw several automobiles near Frey’s gin on the morning of Frank’s lynching, he did not recognize anyone in any of the automobiles.[13]

William J. Frey (about 45 years old in 1915) sheriff of Cobb County (1903-1909). Frey’s mill (or gin), the location of the lynching of Frank, was owned by Frey. After his name on the list is the notation: “doubled as hangman.” Like Benson, Frey testified at the Coroner’s Jury that, though he saw several cars near his gin on the morning of the lynching, he could not identify any occupants of these automobiles. Frey also testified that after seeing the cars, he ate breakfast then drove into Marietta, and oddly enough went “to the cemetery where Mary Phagan is buried” and then drove back to the gin where he found “the body of Frank hanging [and he stated that] I looked at him but didn’t put my hands on him.” [14]

Circero Holton Dobbs (1880-1954) operated a grocery store in Marietta for 25 years and later the Dobbs Barber Shop. (He did not serve as mayor of Marietta, as the list would indicate; it was rather Evan Protho Dobbs, presumably a relative, who did so for two terms and was mayor at the time of the lynching of Frank).[15] Ralph Molden Manning (1877-1940) worked as a “contractor and road builder” much of his life and was, at the time of his death, “supervisor of street work for the city of Canton” in neighboring Cherokee County.[16]

The identification of a third of the lynch mob certainly bears out the claim that at least some of its members were prominent citizens of Cobb County, and a few were known state-wide. Included are a former speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives and president of the Georgia State Senate, and other members of the Georgia House of Representatives and Senate, mayors of Marietta, as well as judges, prosecutors, and other members of the local judiciary. Furthermore, this research offers an explanation for the failure of the criminal justice system to prosecute Frank’s murderers, for a member of the lynch mob was also the solicitor general for the Blue Ridge Circuit, the person responsible for the prosecution of the lynchers.[17]

AC=Atlanta Constitution

AJ=Atlanta Journal

MDJ=Marietta Daily Journal

NYT=New York Times

[1] There is a large literature on the Phagan murder.The standard scholarly account is Leonard Dinnerstein, The Leo Frank Case (Athens, GA, 1987), to which should be added the same author’s “The Fate of Leo Frank,” American Heritage 47 (October 1996), pp.98-109.

[2] The name D. B. (Bunce) Napier does not appear on the list, though a claim that he was one of the lynchers was made some years later; see Dinnerstein, Leo Frank Case, p.141, footnote.

[3] August 23, 1915, p. 5. Other sources reported the 25 men were involved; see AC, August 18, 1915, p.1.

[4] A case in point is “Joe Brown.” This person is likely to be Joseph Mackey Brown (1851-1932), who served as governor of Georgia two separate times between 1909 and 1913. (He should not be confused with his father Joseph Emerson Brown [1821-1894], who was also governor of Georgia, as well as a United States senator.) “Little Joe” was a vociferous critic of Governor Slaton for his commutation of Frank; see Dinnerstein, Leo Frank Case, pp. 116-17; NYT, Sept. 27, 1915, p. 6. At the time of the lynching of Frank, Brown was a resident of Cobb County.

[5] MDJ, Sept. 23, 1941, p.1 ;AC, Sept. 23, 1941, pp.1-3 ; AJ, Sept. 23, 1941, p.9.

[6] Dinnerstein, Leo Frank Case, pp. 143-44; AJ, August 17, 1915, pp. 1,3; NYT, August 19, 1915, p.3.

[7] A possible candidate is George Exie Daniell (c.1882-1970), who owned a jewelry store on the square in Marietta for over forty years. MDJ, July 27, 1970, p. 1:8. Daniell was acquainted with several of those on the list including Herbert Clay, Newton Morris, and M. M. Sessions, as all four were charter members of the Marietta Country Club, which was founded in 1915 the year of the Frank lynching. MDJ, Sept. 15, 1995, p. A-6.

[8] AC, June 23, 1923, pp. 1, 14, 16; AJ, June 22, 1923, p.1.

[9] Steve Oney, “The Lynching of Leo Frank,” Esquire, 104 (Sept. 1985), p. 101.See also “Clays Crucial for Cobb,” MDJ, Feb. 13, 1994, p. D-2.

[10] AC, June 23, 1927, pp. 1, 3; Lucian Lamar Knight, A Standard History of Georgia6 vols. (New York and Chicago: Lewis Publishing, 1917), 4:2102-4.

[11] MDJ, Feb. 22, 1957, pp. 1, 4; AC, Feb. 22, 1957, p. 48; NYT, Aug. 25, 1915, p. 6.

[12] MDJ, May 2, 1949, p.1; Walter Gerald Cooper, The Story of Georgia 4 vols. (New York: American Historical Society, 1938) 4:228-29; NYT, August 25, 1915, p.6.

[13] MDJ, Sept. 4, 1960, p. 1.

[14] NYT, August 25, 1915, p. 6.

[15] MDJ, June 2, 1954, p. 1.

[16] MDJ, July 17, 1940, p. 1.

[17] And an ex-Governor of Georgia; see footnote 4.

Many of the lynch mob members remain unidentified. I invite those who have knowledge that could add to the list of the identified to contact me so that the bright light of history can be cast on this dark and evil corner of the past.

Stephen Goldfarb, Ph.D.


(Copyright July 5, 2000, by Stephen Goldfarb, Ph.D.)

Now that she has been identified in both the national, as well as the Atlanta press, I can disclose that the list of lynchers posted on this website is in the hand of Mary Phagan Kean, great-grand niece and namesake of the young girl who was murdered in the National Pencil Factory in Atlanta, Georgia, on April 26, 1913.[1] Mrs. Kean wrote a book about the murder some years ago and in which she described those who committed the lynching in the following way:

Each was a husband and father, a wage-earner, and a church-goer. They all bore well-known Cobb County names.[2]

Mrs. Kean then added that

There is an individual alive today who knows all the vigilante group members names and has told them to me.[3]

In at least one press account Mrs. Kean claimed a different source for her list of lynchers. According to Mrs. Kean, starting at the age of 15, people would voluntarily confide in her that a family member was involved in the lynching of Leo Frank. She wrote these names down and over the years her list grew and a “version” of this list found its way into the Leo Frank Collection, Special Collections Department, Robert W. Woodruff Library of Emory University, where I found it in late 1994.[4] In either case it would seem likely that Mrs. Kean would have the confidence of the person (or persons) who could identify the lynchers and for this reason the authenticity and substantial accuracy of this list of lynchers can reasonably be assured.

Press reports, email messages, telephone calls and face-to-face conversations allow me to confirm that two persons whom I had (in footnotes) provisionally identified as being involved in the lynching of Frank can now be identified as lynchers with certainty. The “George Daniels” on Mrs. Kean’s list is George Exie Daniell (1881-1970). A native of Bremen, Georgia, Daniell owned and operated a jewelry store on the square in Marietta for 40 years.[5] Like several of the other lynchers, Daniell was a charter member of the Marietta Country Club (see footnote 7 above) and has the dubious distinction of being the only one on the list as being identified as a member of the Ku Klux Klan.

The second provisional identification, which now can be asserted with certainty, is that of “Joe Brown.” Joseph Mackey Brown (1851-1932), son of the 19th-century Georgia governor and United States senator Joseph Emerson Brown, was the oldest of the lynchers that have been identified and the only lyncher who would have had a direct memory of the Civil War. College educated (B.A., Oglethorpe University, 1872), the younger Brown (a.k.a. Little Joe) was admitted to the Georgia bar in 1873 and subsequently became a successful railroad executive. He served as governor of Georgia on two separate occasions between 1909 and 1913 and was defeated for the United States senate in 1914 by his political rival Hoke Smith. [6] Brown pleaded with Governor Slaton both in person and in the press, not to commute Frank’s death sentence and continued to attack Slaton for the commutation even after Slaton had left office and Frank had been lynched. [7]

In addition to providing confirmation for two provisional identifications, recent press coverage has led to the identification of yet another lyncher. Two recent articles on the posting of Mrs. Kean's list, confirm that Bolan Glover Brumby (1876-1948) was one of the lynchers. [8] From a pioneer Cobb County family, Brumby was involved in the family's furniture manufacturing business (the Washington Post called him "owner of a local chair company"); about five years before his death, he moved to Murphy, North Carolina, where he was associated with a son in a hosiery manufacturing business.[9]

At this writing (July 5, 2000), 12 of the lynchers of Leo Frank have been identified; this is almost half of those on Mrs. Kean's list and about third of those who were involved, as the total number may have been as many as 40. [10] Response to this web page and the resulting press coverage has put me in contact with several persons who have additional information that should lead to the identification of even more lynchers.

[1] Front-page stories appeared in the following newspapers: Wall Street Journal (June 9, 2000); Atlanta Journal-Constitution (June 11, 2000); Washington Post (June 20, 2000).

[2] Mary Phagan [Kean], The Murder of Little Mary Phagan (Far Hills, NJ: New Horizon Press, 1987), pp.221-22.

[3] Ibid. p. 222.

[4] Washington Post, June 20, 2000, p. A-12.

[5] Marietta Daily Journal, July 27, 1970, p. 1:8.

[6] Dictionary of Georgia Biography Kenneth Coleman and Charles Stephen Gurr, eds., 2 vols. (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1983), 1:121-22 and James F. Cook, The Governors of Georgia, 1745-1995 revised ed. (Macon: Mercer University Press, 1995),196-98.

[7] Leonard Dinnerstein, The Leo Frank Case (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1987), pp. 116-7 and New York Times, Sept. 27, 1915, p. 6.

[8] Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 11, 2000, p. A-11; Washington Post, June 20, 2000, p. A-12. The name on Mrs. Kean's list reads "R. G. Brumby." It is likely that the "R" should be a "B"; perhaps a slip of the pen was responsible. The other possibility is that two Brumby's were involved in the lynching.

[9] Marietta Daily Journal, Dec. 28, 1948, p.1.

[10] Washington Post, June 20, 2000, p. A-12.



Conclusion of Southerners on the Leo Frank Lynching

The majority of Southern people had a united perspective which was they wanted honest justice and the lynchers also showed the influential Jewish media moguls and extremely tribal Jewish community that their evil power and big money could not overthrow the United States Constitution and every Level of the United States Legal Appellate System, Nor could the perfidious Jewish money bags, working in concert with their united ethnoreligious tribe prevent truth, Justice and righteousness from prevailing.

The greatest dishonor to Southerners today is the 100 year long Leo Frank hoax perpetuated by the Jewish community, that Leo Frank was convicted and lynched because of anti-semitism and prejudice.

One theory suggests Leo Frank was not convicted because of anti-semitism and Leo Frank was not lynched because he was a Jew, but partly because a corrupt Governor wheeling and dealing behind the scenes with Jews, who so happened to be the part owner of the Law firm representing Leo Frank, was not qualified to commute his death sentence and when he did, it was the ultimate dishonor, to openly disregard the evidence and testimony, and to save the neck of a perverted pedophile-rapist, child beating strangler.

When Georgia Governor John M. Slaton, the senior law partner of the Leo M. Frank legal defense team chose to commute his own client Leo Frank's death sentence to life in prison on June 21st 1915, it was one of the most brazen acts of treason in Georgia History. See: Leo M. Frank Clemency Decision by John M. Slaton June 21st 1915.

Southerners Have Solidified in the Notion Leo M. Frank Made Three Separate Murder Confessions

The official record shows Leo Frank confessed to murdering Mary Phagan three times, though he would deny all three.

Leo Frank Murder Confession Number Three: August 18, 1913

The third Leo Frank murder confession occurred on August 18, 1913, when Leo Frank mounted the witness stand at the trial. He told the Courtroom, Judge and Jury, in response to Monteen Stover saying his office was empty from 12:05 to 12:10, that he might have "unconsciously" gone to the bathroom in the metal room. Leo Frank had stated to the police on Monday, April 28, 1913, Mary Phagan arrived in his office between 12:05 and 12:10.

It was a slam dunk for the State's prosecution, because Dorsey and his team had spent 29 days trying to prove to the Jury that Leo Frank murdered Mary Phagan in the second floor metal room.

Leo Frank Murder Confession Number One: April 26, 1913

Leo Frank murder confession number one was made to Jim Conley, when Leo Frank told him he had tried to have sex with Mary Phagan and she refused him, he then said he picked up Mary Phagan and slammed her. Mary Phagan's bloody hair was discovered on Monday, April 28, 1913, on the handle of a lathe in the second floor metal room.

Leo Frank Murder Confession Number Two: April 26, 1913

Leo Frank confessed murdering Mary Phagan to his wife Lucille Selig Frank on the evening of April 26, 1913. Leo Frank said he didn't know why he would murder and asked his wife for his pistol so he could shoot himself. Lucille told her family and cook Minola McKnight about what happened.

Those are the three Leo Frank murder confessions in the official record.


The Jeffersonian Newspaper on Leo M. Frank 1914, 1915, 1916, & 1917:

Tom Watson's Magazine, 1915, Jan, March, Aug, Sept and Oct. (see download library)

-August 17

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