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VOL. XT. NO. 230.
ATLANTA, OA„ WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 1913.
2 CENTS EVERYWHERE p ^rb°
GREAT CROWD AT PHAGAN INQUEST
*5* 4g» 4S*
Police Claim Evidence in Murder Mystery Now Complete
ANTI-JAP BILL TO
PISS III SPITE IF
ISON S ‘DINT'
California’s Governor, in State
ment, Says Bryan’s Protest
Will Go Unheeded,
Flies Over Isthmus
With a Passenger
Americans in Paris
At Brilliant Wedding
Francis Junkin, Rich New York
Lawyer, and Widow of Multi-
Millionaire Crane Married.
Special Cable to The Atlanta Georgian.
PARIS, April 30.—one of the most
brilliant American weddings ever
held in Europe to-day united in mar
riage Francis T. A. Junkin, a rich
lawyer ot New York and Chicago, to
Mrs. R. T. Crane, of Chicago, widow
of the multi-millionaire ironmaster.
Mrs. Crane was married under her
maiden name, Miss Emily Hutchin
The civil ceremony took place in th e
office of the Mayor of the eighth ar-
rondissement and the religious cere
mony was held In Holy Trinity
The religious rites were witnessed
by a throng of well-known persons,
including the most prominent mem
bers of the American colony.
Friends of Daniels
to Rebuild His Plant
Stock Company Organized at Raleigh
to Aid Newspaper Hard-Hit
by Recent Fire.
RALEIGH, N. C., April 30.—Secre
tary of the Navy Daniels has return
ed to Washington, after arranging
for immediately rebuilding his de
stroyed News and Observer plant. The
loss was $100 000 and insurance small.
A movement has been begun by
which several hundred of Daniels’
friends raised money for construc
tion work. Each takes $100 in stork
upon which a subscription to the pa
per will be the annual dividend. Dan
iels later may buy the stock and will
hold the majority shares. He came
into ownership of the paper on the
same plan. Buying buck the stock
he gave each former subscriber the
paper for ten years.
SACRAMENTO, April 30.—So far
as the- results of last night’s confer
ence between William J. Bryan and
the California legislators are con
cerned, they have not advanced the
cause of the President and his Secre
tary of State an inch.
When the conference was over there
was a general knowledge that the
anti-alien bill prepared by Attorney
General Webb, under the «ye of the
Governor, and with the advice of that
Governor's confidential friends, will
be passed by the Legislature and
promptly signed by Governor John-
The Governor to-day dictated a
yj^atem^nt to the effect that confer
ences/with Secretary Bryan are over
and that the time for passing the law
havcomA He said:
“The conferences between the Sec
retary of State and Legislature were
concluded last night. We were de-
itghted with Mr. Bryan and all that
be said was given the most attentive
and respectful consideration. Every
opportunity was accorded him, and
the conference closed only when he
Hated he had nothing further to say.
No Desire to Embarrass U. S.
The members of the Government
f California with unanimity ex
pressed themselves as desiring to aid
the national Government and in no
wise to embarrass it. The spirit per
vading the meetings was one of
friendly co-operation and full of pa
“I think the majority of the legis
lators felt, and I certainly do myself,
that no sufficient reason has thus far
been presented to cause California to
halt in any contemplated legislation.
Jf any law be enacted, it may be safe
ly asserted, treaty obligations will be
Japanese Not Singled Out.
“The Japanese will not be singled
out by any act. The classification
made by the naturalization laws of
the nation, established by the Consti
tution of California, and sanctioned
by the laws of other States, will prob
ably be followed.
"This, of course, it is our legal and
moral right to do. and such enactment
by California can not justly and log
ically be either offensive or discrim
Significance was seen to-day in the
action of the State Senate in adopting
as a substitute for the pending land
bill the one prepared by Attorney
General Webb. The bill was adopted
after Secretary Bryan had informed
the legislators that the bill was not
satisfactory to President Wilson.
Robert, Fowler, American Aviator,
Pilots Hydroaeroplane Along
Route of Panama Canal.
COLON. April 30.—Robert G. Fow
ler, the American aviator, made a
flight across the isthmus in a hydro
aeroplane wfth a passenger.
Fowler left Panama Beach at 0:41*
a. m. He circled over Panama City
and the entrance to the canal for
more than half an hour, and then
turned in the direction of Colon. He
met strong wind currents over Cu-
l<?br«, but was able to carry out va
He crossed over to Cristobal, and
the motor began to miss fire, and then
stopped suddenly, owing to the fail
ure of the gasoline supply.
CANADIAN PRAIRIE FIRES
DAMAGE MANY FARMS
.'iOOPK JAW. SASKATCHEWAN,
April 30.—Despite rain and snow,
prairie fires still are rapine fiercely
in Southern Saskatchewan, doing im
mense-damage to settler’s farms. Al
ready the damage amounts to hun
dreds of thousands of dollars.
China Accepts Loan
Despite Public Cry
Minister of Foreign Affairs in Note
to Powers Acts for
Special Cable to The Atlanta Georgian.
PEKIN. April 30.—The Chinese
Minister of Foreign Affairs to-day
handed to representatives of the for
eign powers interested in the quin
tuple loan of $125,000,000 to China a
note accepting complete responsibility
for the loan on behalf of the present
and future governments of the re
Following so close!' upon reports
that President Yuan Shi Kai had de
cided to resign because of the public
hostility against the terms of the loan
contract, this was regarded as a clev
er political coup to enable Yuan to
retain his political prestige.
Contenders in Georgian-Sunday
American Race for Twelve
Shetlands Determined. *
"We intend to win!”
Every contestant who has entered
The Georgian and Sunday American
race for the twelve beautiful Shet
land ponies announces hi* determi
nation to win.
That is the right spirit, of course.
No use entering unless you intend to
But don’t let the ambitions of oth
ers deter you from trying your skill
Your determination may be just as
strong—may be stronger than thus,
already in the race
Particulars of The Georgian and ,
American’s pony contest are an - j
nounced again to-day.
And did you see the picture of one I
of the ponies yesterday? Did you
ever see a sturdier, more intelligent,
more serv iceable little animal por- ;
frayed? Well, the other eleven are l
just as attractive, and the carts are \
Inquest Into Slaying of Factory Girl
Begins, and Flood of New Light Is
Expected To Be Thrown on the
Tragedy—Lee Maintains His Story.
Th Phagan inquest began to-day at police headquarters. It
seemed likely when this edition of The Georgian went to press
that a flood of light would be thrown on the murder mystery be
fore the* day was over.
Notwithstanding what the police said yesterday—that the
mystery had been solved—it does not appear at this time as
though it had been solved at all. Various statements have been
iuade by the police officials, that so far have not been borne out by
Chief of Detectives Lanford seems to think that there is more
evidence against the night watchman, Lee, than any other person,
although new mystery is added to this phase of the case with the
announcement that other arrests would he made to-day.
Frank is still held by the police.
Every effort to break Lee down and make him confess has
failed so far.
Handwriting experts declare that Lee is the author of the
mysterious letters that were found.
The bloody stained shirt that belonged to Lee is one of the
most important pieces of evidence yet discovered. There has been
some doubt expressed as to whether this garment really belonged
A new photograph of Mary Phagan.
just the sort such fine animals are
proud to pull.
Naturally the children of Atlanta
are all agog.
Children Win Parent Over.
“My children have been teasing me
for a pony ever since they’ve been
old enough to think of such things.”
said a prominent business man yes
terday. "Since The Georgian and
Sunday American have been announc
ing free ponies and carts the young
sters won’t let me rest. 1 guess I’ll
have to let them try.”
Here will be keen contenders—
children who have wanted a pony
ever since they were old enough to,
think of such things. There are hun
dreds of c hildren In Atlanta who have
felt just that way. Scores of them
will enter the contest.
We have no thought but that the
contest will be a great success and
will result in getting for The Geor
gian and American myriads of sub
scribers, the friends of the children.
The point we wish to emphasize
now is that this is the time to enter.
It is our honest belief that most of
the prize-winners will be the children
who start at once.
So send in the nomination blank,
which is good for 1,000 votes at the
start; begin saving the vote coupons
from The Georgian and American
from Thursday on, and start at once
getting your friends to subscribe for
The Georgian and Sunday American.
On another page you will find the
limits of the city districts, and the
particulars for out-of-town contest
ants, together with the scale of voting
strength the subscriptions for various
periods of time give you credit for in
Worth while work, worth while
prizes—you can t afford to nay out of
the pony outfit contest, if you love
pomes—and who doesn’t?
‘LOOKS LIKE FRANK IS TRYING
TO PUT CRIME ON ME SAYS LEE
A formal statement from Newt Lee.
the negro night watchman arrested
after he had telephoned the police
of the finding of Mary Phagan’s mu
tilated oc'dy, was given to the public
for the, first time to-day. In It he
made a sweeping denial of complicity
In or knowledge of the crime and
"It looks like Mr. Frank was try
ing to put the crime on me,"
Staggering from the weariness of
two days of the "third degree,’ and
bleary-eyed from the persistent at
tention* of detectives who went to
his cell in relavs to question him.
giving him little chance to rest, Lee
was brought our to talk to the re
Lee is a dark rulatto with a bul
let-shaped head in the back, thick
lips, thick neck, broad nose and an
appearance of slow-wittedness.
"It looks like Mr. Frank was try
ing to put the crime on me.” he com
menced. “He told the folks that mv
punch record was all right. Then
he said that the'j were two or three
“I went on at 6 o’clock at the fac
tory Saturday night. Gantt was
there to get his shoes, but he left
in about 20 minules. I didn't know
the Phagan girl. I don’t know I
ever saw her
"Frank called r>e up that night
He dicin': very often do this.
"I didn’t find the girl’s body be
fore, because l didn’t always inspect
the whole basement on my regular
rounds. Mr. Frank had told me that
I needn’t go all lrrough It. every time
and that's all 1 had to do was to see
that there was no fir*- down there.
"That shirt thev’ve got is my shirt,
all right, or else it is one mighty like
it. But 1 don’t know where they got
it. I hadn’t seen it for most two
years. There’s a barrel that I put
old clothes in to tear up into rags.
I got the clothes washed and then
put them in there. I reckon l must
have put this old shirt in there a
long time ago.
“This shirt I’ve got on. I’ve worn
more than a we;uv. ] always change*
iny shirt on Sunday and I had worn
this hirt Just a week when I was
arrested last Sunday morning after
I telephoned th • police.”
The Georgian’s Offer of $503
EXCLUSIVE Information Leading to t
Conviction of the Slayer of Mary I h'r His Caused
the State, the City and Others to Qa r Add it ortai
Sums. ■ The Amount Now Stands $H ;H3.
The inquest at 9 o’clock at the police station. The witnesses
and jurors were summoned to meet there instead of at Bloom
field's undertaking establishment at the request of Chief of De
Many persons, thinking that the original plan would be car
ried out, congregated in excited and curious groups outside the
Bloomfield building. When the news was spread that a change
had been made there was a rush for the police station.
Coroner Donehoo had on hand practically every witness who
is known to have any knowledge of Mary Phagan, of the persons
on whom suspicion has been cast or of the circumstances which,
might have been connected with her presence in the National Pen
cil Fatcory and her foul murder.
L. J. Dewberry, of 302 Cooper Street, came to the inquest
with the marks of an exciting experience in a fire early this morn
ing upon him.
Dewberry was at the home of his brother-in-law,. F. J. Coll,
last night. Early this morning the building took fire and Dew
berry escaped by the narrowest of margins. He was able to save
his clothes and watch, but left his wallet in the flames. The re
mainder of the occupants did not save their clothes.
Excitement was high when the taking of testimony, but there
were no signs of disorder nor of a demonstration against any of
Light will bo thrown on the reason for the detention of Leo
Frank in the police station all of yesterday afternoon and last
night with the detectives insisting that he was not under actual
'The detectives have been reluctant to say anything of the re
sults of the severe grillings they have given both Lee and Frank.
The} will tell of these to-day when the Coroner’s jury sits and
decides who shall he held for an investigation by the Grand Jury.
The detectives are not satisfied with the centering of the dam
aging evidence on Lee. They are working this morning on new
clews which may connect others with the crime.
11 is almost as certain that two of the prisoners who have,
been held in custody since the round-up of suspects began will be
released to-day, as it is that the negro Lee will be held.
The men who are practically assured of their freedom are
Arthur Mullinax, former conductor, and J. M. Gantt, employed
it the National Pencil Factory until three weeks ago.
The detectives have been able to fix no strong evidence upon
1 hem. So weak was the ease against them that they were entirely
ignored by the detectives yesterday. They were not “sweated.”
Hmy were not even questioned. They simply were left in their
; •ells to themselves, visitors heing denied them for the most part.
; ate in the afternoon Gantt was delivered over into the charge
j >f the Sheriff. '
Practically every witness who has been able to thi(ow any