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Ctt'Ht Ctt'Ht vv -T -T t-stV t-stV t-stV MMm/- MMm/- S j5rW& j5rW& j 3,5 3,5 l. l. OETECTIVE OETECTIVE OETECTIVE OETECTIVE OETECTIVE OETECTIVE HARRY SCOTT'S SCOTT'S OF HOW IT SECURED JAMES CONLEY'S CONLEY'S if' if' iir C.J C.J Kfc' Kfc' WJ7i Wr i J M r jS -S -S V By Brltt Brltt Cralo. Cralo. Cralo. Have you ever had a hunch hunch that there wasn't wasn't wasn't wasn't anybody around the table that held a higher hand than your Jacks over tens and consequent ly you shoved a 'blue1 'blue1 'blue1 'blue1 to the mahogany with the result that every hostile hand went to the discard Have you ever had a hunch that It was was going to rain rain and you pulled in the rugs and took the clothes off the line line and let down the windows Just Just In time to see the elements express themselves themselves In a downpour downpour Have you ever had a hunch of of any kind one of those those real undeniable Inner promptings- promptings- promptings- promptings- that chases round and round In jour jour bonnet and worries the life out of you and Invariably forces you to do something that you really Intended doing but about which you were sorely undecided If If you re human you have. have. Detective Harry Scott had one about Jim Conley the negro sweeper In the Phagan mystery. mystery. mystery. mystery. It was one of those Irresistible hunches hunches that buzzes about like a June June June bug bug He took It for for Its word with the result result that he found the key that that la la predict predict ed to unlock the secret secret of Atlanta's Atlanta's most hideous murder. murder. Detectives are very normal beings. beings. The have hunches like the weakest of us us us They're They're superstitious too. too. You can't can't find a single one that will will will will walk under a ladder or fall to knock wood when ho ho brags brags about him him self self hunch hunch is one of of the most com com mon of human afflictions afflictions afflictions It is the verj verj essence of a frailty that affects affects every every normal somebody somebody The very fac that it is is a weakness requires a ner\e ner\e ner\e ner\e of steel and backbone of simi simi simi lar fortitude to play one to the limit like Detective Scott played his. his. Good detectives detectives detectives detectives detectives like genius genius are utterly human human Genius Genius Genius frequentl frequentl stalks about In Its shirt sleeves sleeves with with out a shave and wearing suspenders suspenders It has been known to chew chew chew tobacco and cuss volublv volublv Sometimes Sometimes it has has a red nose and a thirst thirst It can sleep sleep as contentedly on Decatur street as on Ppachtree Ppachtree Ppachtree Detectives Very Human. Human. A good detective detective detective Is so absolutely- absolutely- human that he generally generally chews to to bacco doesn doesn doesn t care where he spits it possesses a vocabulary of profanity profanity that is surpassed surpassed only by its elo elo quence quence quence and brightens brightens brightens up sartorlally sartorlally only whon whon he falls In love or his wife makes him him Detective Scott Scott although he doesn't doesn't chew tobacco not since he was 16 at least or allow his profanity to inter inter fere with his knowledge of perfectly good English is so keenly human that he had a premonition that Jim Conley knew knew something or other about the death of Mary Mary Phagan. Phagan. While the Investigation Investigation was at Its zenith the negro lay in police police headquarters neglected and sorely In need of of a a hath hath hath Scott casting about for someone on whom to cast cast suspicion suspicion in order to convince convince himself that he wasn't wasn't wasn't prejudiced against the white prisoner was guided by the hunch to Conley Conley Conley lh' lh' lh' lh' had no reason to suspect the sweeper sweeper other other than the fact that Jim had been caught washing his shirt In order to appear presentable at the Inquest Nothing but the hunch point point ed Conleywarda Conleywarda Conleywarda He tried to figure that the negro was guilty guilty and there was nothing to figure figure on. on. He tried to figure he was Innocent and the hunch figured for him him It pointed to Conley like that uncanny uncanny uncanny uncanny feollnu which Irresistibly Irresistibly draws jou jou over over on the right right hand Bide Bide of the F'reet F'reet F'reet F'reet F'reet on the way home of a dark night when the left side is really the the nearest. nearest. It welshed as heavily as remembered wrong It tortured him of nights and made made his days miserable miserable Conley Conley knows something something it whispered Pick Pick Pick it out of him or go back to selling flsh flsh Finally the Plnkerton Plnkerton man set set set out with with Detective Detective John Black of police police headquarters to prove that either the bunch was a liar or he wasn't wasn't a detective as as good as he had always con con sidered sidered sidered Conley had maintained that he was illiterate couldn't couldn't even write his name name name and as this seemed the only vulnerable spot in his story Scott told him he he probably was a ILir ILir ILir At least least it was was was the only thing thing about the negro negro that could plausibly plausibly be discredited discredited On the theory that every every every every every necro necro necro who owns a wife wife and home as- as- f onley onley owned possesses possesses possesses fur fur niture boueht boueht on the Installment plan the two sleuths sleuths sleuths cast about for some contract to which the black man could possibly have attached his signature. signature. Thev Thev visited third-rate third-rate third-rate third-rate third-rate furniture stores stores business business houses and Jewelry Bhop Bhop The search was fruitless fruitless The signature signature of Tonley Tonley was was as missing missing as the the secret of the sphinx Scott was prepared to abandon his hunch on the doorsteps of failure when when Fate not a thirst took them to the vicinity of of a saloon near near Five Points Points Providence-an Providence-an Providence-an Providence-an Providence-an I not the bouncer- bouncer- urged a gentleman gentleman In Panama and white white white white white white hnes. hnes. hnes. and and with the oily air of I e e e collector gently gently through the door door way way He stepjied stepjied stepjied to the sidewalk and recognized Black Black Black Black He greeted and ehook ehook a disconsolate hand. hand. Wanted to See Conley. Conley. "You've "You've "You've "You've got a nigger down at police station I'd I'd certainly like to see. see. he he announced. announced. announced. "What "What nigger" nigger" said said Black promot ing conversation conversation conversation "That "That "That fonlev fonlev niirger Something Something Something bright and dazzling flashed flashed through through Scott's Scott's hunch hunch ridden brain as he noticec noticec noticec the batch of bills carefully folded in the person's person's coat pocket pocket The hunch told told him to collar the oily Individual and search his batch of bills. bills. bills. bills. He did at the oily one's one's consent consent A single glance revealed a contract Issued to Jim Conley. Conley. A second glance revealed revealed the negro's negro's name name scrawled in a characteristic hand all over over over the signee's signee's Ifne. Ifne. Ifne. Ifne. Scott's Scott's bunch had had been been fulfilled fulfilled fulfilled It .had .had guided him to a specimen of the black black sweeper's sweeper's handwriting two fwords in barely legible script that /proved /proved the uegro uegro a liar liar three ways ways rlrom rlrom breakfast. breakfast. It has has since proved I''the I''the means of lifting lifting the Phagan secret from the mire of of mystery. mystery. Photi Photi Photi by Francl Francl Francl E E Prl Stiff Pkftoiraph r Detective Harry Scott in Panama hat of the Pinkertons who played the hunch that Jim Conley Conley the negro knew something of the girl's girl's murder. murder. murder. murder. The accompanjing accompanjing accompanjing figure figure figure figure is Detective Detective John Black of police headquarters whose work in co-operation co-operation co-operation with the Plnkerton Plnkerton man did much much to -ohe -ohe -ohe -ohe -ohe -ohe the crime. crime. Great dependence will be put in their testimony at the coming trial of Leo Frank charged with the murder ot ot Mary Mary Phagan. Phagan. The contract was signed by Conley' Conley' more than uehe uehe uehe uehe uehe months ago ago ago for a watch he had bought from a jewelry- jewelry- firm firm It is now in possession of the solicitor general general and likeh \\ill \\ill \\ill be be be produced produced as evidence evidence in the coming trial trial of Leo Frank Frank The Third Degree. Degree. What followed its disco\ery disco\ery disco\ery aas aas the most successful third degree CUT CUT operated at police headqjaiters headqjaiters headqjaiters headqjaiters Scott Scott and Black showed the sienaturp sienaturp sienaturp to the the the solicitor solicitor general detective chief chief and Chief Beavers Beavers Beavers Beavers Beavers i Then they showed it to Conlev Conlev It u as on a Sunday Sunday afternoon Police station was dull and dro\\sy dro\\sy dro\\sy dro\\sy and a sleepy sleepy atmosphere atmosphere pervaded the building building Kven Kven the inevitable news paper reporter was absent Scott Scott Scott uid Black took the prisoner into the little 6x8 "sweat "sweat box" box" and sat him where the light could play full on his face face Scott Scott locked the door and threw the key over the transom transom Black pulled pulled off off his coat let down his sueinnders and put cigarettes conveniently near near Conley Conley blinked at the light and wondered what was coming off. off. Scott pulled a mysterious mysterious some thing from his pocket and laid it on the table table It uas uas a folded bit of paper and and he smiled significantly significantly as it left his hand. hand. Conley grimaced and shifted shifted a leg leg "Well "Well "Well "Well Jim v-e've v-e've v-e've v-e've v-e've v-e've got the deadwood on you. you. Better cough up and tell us something something "Honest "Honest white folks I I swear 'fore 'fore God and High heaven I don't don't know a thing. thing. His plea was was pathetic in Its apparent sincerity. sincerity. "But "But we know better. better. The quick quick er you tell the better off you'll you'll you'll you'll be be Kick in Jim kick in. in. It's It's It's the best for you. you. "I "I can't can't kick protested the negro. negro. negro. negro. "I "I ain't ain't got got nothin' nothin' nothin' nothin' to kick for for Scott stepped to the table table and pointed at the folded slip slip "You "You see that' that' It's It's enoueh enoueh to bane bane you you You don't don't know what it is. is. and you couldn't couldn't couldn't couldn't guess in a year It's It's deadwood nigger nigger It's It's dead wood You d better kick through or we'll we'll pull it on you. you. The negro studied the the slip mtpntlv mtpntlv He was sorely puzzled puzzled Great drops of sweat rolled down his face and and his fingers twitched nervously. nervously. His very air betrayed" betrayed" betrayed" guilt. guilt. "Listen "Listen "Listen "Listen said Scott. Scott. "Can "Can you write "Naw "Naw sir sir sir I can't can't I I never could could "Will "Will you swear It1 "I "I shore will" will" will" "Do "Do you know the penalty for perjury "Naw "Naw sir what Is It "Twenty "Twenty years In the gang maybe more. more. "What's "What's perjury perjury "Swearing "Swearing a lie lie "But "But I ain't ain't goin' goin' goin' goin' to swear no He. He. He. He. "You "You will If you swear you can't can't write. write. Here Look at this The Pinkerton man unfolded the mysterious slip. slip. It was the contract. contract. The negro noted the signature signature signature with a betraying flash of recognition. recognition. recognition. recognition. "How "How could you sign this If If you C0uda't C0uda't C0uda't C0uda't write write Conley was wordless wordless tor minutes. minutes. minutes. minutes. minutes. He stared dumbly out the the window and twisted his his fingers. fingers. Suddenly he he eielaimed eielaimed "WWte "WWte lolks lolks Vm Vm Vm a Mai Mai Mai "Good "Good We thought so all the time. time. Now we want you you to write a bit" bit" bit" bit" The sleuths produced pen and paper. paper. Conley was put at the table to write his name name "N'ow. "N'ow. write the alphabet. alphabet. He He wrote the A B C's C's In huge scrawlin scrawlin figures figures figures figures "Write "Write this. this. 'That 'That long tall black neero did this by hisself' hisself' hisself' Conley winced slightly as he evidently recalled the words of of the tragic note found beside the body. body. He He wrote slowly and and deliberately with apparently no effort to disguise his script. script. 'That 'That 'That long long tall black negro did this boy hlsslef. hlsslef. hlsslef. hlsslef. The detectives peering eagerly over the negro's negro's negro's negro's shoulder shoulder noted with satisfaction the misspelling misspelling of of DAILY LIFE OF OF AN ATLANTA ATLANTA FIREMAN Continued From Page Three. Three. just off Peters street street when the porch of a burning house house house house caved In upon him him R R M. M. Fisher of Engine House No. No. j 4. 4. died In discharge of his duty July j 20 1908 1908 at Courtland and Gilmer 'streets 'streets when he was hurled from a 'ladder 'ladder before the eyes of hundreds of l l terror-stricken terror-stricken terror-stricken spectators spectators 1 1 The memory of the remaining two 'victims 'victims Is fresh In the minds of of every- every- I one. one. It was in the early morning of last February 26 that the fire department jwas called to the corner of Whitehall street and Trinity avenue. avenue. There was I no fire but a building undergoing repairs was crumbling in upon the I sleeping occupants. occupants. i The ladders were hastily run up to the windows and the first man to 1 1 mount one of these ladders was J. J. J. J. Gillesple Gillesple Gillesple Several men followed him him Shriek of Terror. Terror. Suddenly there was a wailing wailing shriek shriek shriek of terror from the people below The firemen leaped all but Gillesple. Gillesple. Gillesple. who was too high upon the ladder to escape. escape. 'My 'My God he's he's gone moaned his comrades as they covered covered their eyes to avoid the horrible sight. sight. The avalanche of brick crumbled and wavered and crashed down upon brave Gillespie before he had the remotest chance of escape. escape. i It was only two weeks later that the department department responded to a call at Washington Washington and Glenn streets streets A home was burning burning Shortly after after the the firemen entered the house there were cnps cnps for help In the darkness of the second floor. floor. floor. floor. Men dashed to the res cue but the cries continued and Chief Chief Chief c-immings c-immings c-immings c-immings c-immings himself was first to guess the real cause of the trouble trouble He found the switch which cut off off the electric current current but too late to save the life of Charles Dougherty who I was electrocuted electrocuted electrocuted by volts which pass pass ed through his body for several min- min- iutes. iutes. I The people of Atlanta are highly appreciative of the heroism of the men who have died for them. them. They \vmyw \vmyw \vmyw -hat -hat no man man man YV&\ YV&\ YV&\ A greater greater greater love love than to iay iay down his lite lite for for another another another and have have never failed to respond lib erally to help the relatives of the firemen vrho vrho have have died in discharge discharge discharge of duty. duty. duty. duty. duty. The Humorous Side. Side. The Incidents In the life of fc. fc. fc. fc. fire- fire- fire- fire- words "by" "by" and "self" "self" "self" They ordered ordered him to re-write re-write re-write re-write the -words. -words. -words. "Boy" "Boy" and "slef "slef he wrote The original murder missive had been written "boy" "boy" and "slef" "slef" "slef" Satisfied that Conley was their author the detectives flatly accused him of writing the Phagan notes. notes. "I "I didn't didn't do it he answered. answered. 'Fore 'Fore God I didn't. didn't. didn't. Showed He Was Was Guilty. Guilty. "The "The very fact that you errored in these these -words -words show jou're jou're guilty. guilty. The handwriting handwriting compares with the orig inals. inals. You accuse yourself of killing killing killing the girl girl I believe you did it. it. Everybody else will believe believe it. it. You'll You'll ba ba hung just as euro euro as you're you're foot high and black. black. black. man however are not without their humorous side. side. With thousands of dollars worth of property literally literally literally going up in smoke many a fireman has been pleaded with to risk his life life to save save some lady's lady's pet canary or poodle dog On Christmas eve last there was a flre flre in a negro rooming house on Peters street. street. Chief Cummlngs Cummlngs was there superintending the fight against the flames. flames. Personally he went through the house and aroused the the occupants Just when he thought every every body was out a man rushed to him madly and cried "Chief "Chief "Chief there's there's a man asleep in a back room on the second second floor floor Quick as a flash the chief was hack hack in the smoke and flames. flames. He found the man and hauled him from his bed. bed. "Just "Just a minute boss pleaded pleaded the negro. negro. "There's "There's something under dls mattress what I's I's I's I's jes' jes' "bleeged "bleeged "bleeged 'ter 'ter have.1' have.1' have.1' have.1' have.1' The chref had seen people before pleading for a chance to rescue the sav ings of many years' years' hard work and granted the poor negro his request. request. The negro drew from under the mattress not his his savings but a bottle of beer The fire department Is rendering excellent service with the apparatus It has but Chief Cummings realizes realizes that horse apparatus Is rapidly be be coming behind the times and Inadequate to protect a city of the size size of Atlanta. Atlanta. His department Is Is outgrowing the methods of yesterday and he urges that the city buy as soon soon as possible automobile apparatus such such as has has already been been installed in the new stations stations in Inman Park and West End. End. "It "It is imperative he says "that "that we have the best possible possible apparatus to protect the great improvements which are the the the the the pride of the city and the wonder of the entire country. country. The West End station is a step In the right direction. direction. direction. direction. The apparatus is up-to-date up-to-date up-to-date up-to-date and efficient. efficient. The flre flre house house Is Is the most modern in the country. It is is as as near like like a home as as it is is possible to make a flre flre station station station and after all firemen are human and need the comforts that such such a station as No. No. 14 14 in West West End offers. offers. offers. offers. We should should beware lest we fall behind the tmes. tmes. tmes. tmes. tmes. And thus has Chief Gumming Gumming Gumming in in his thirty-sir thirty-sir thirty-sir thirty-sir thirty-sir yeara yeara yeara of service outlived the life life of the the organization which which te helped helped to create and wlth- wlth- al al he is atlll atlll as young as as as the youngest of of them "But "But I ain't ain't ain't ain't guilty. guilty. I I don't don't know a thing about them notes or about that killing honest white folks. folks. folks. folks. Can't Can't you believe a word I say "Naw "Naw Jim we wouldn't wouldn't b'lieve b'lieve b'lieve you on the gallows. gallows. You tell so many lies. lies. Black broke in. in. "Listen "Listen Jim you don't don't want to go to the scaffold. scaffold. scaffold. scaffold. It's It's It's hell to be slung at the end of a rope to God knows where where You're You're going though though just as sur's sur's sur's sur's hell's hell's hot hot and still still heatin' heatin' heatin' heatin' There ain't ain't ain't ain't but one way out of it "There "There ain't ain't a jury In the world- world- uncork and tell all you know know even even a nigger jury that'd that'd believe believe you didn't didn't kill kill this girl girl They'd They'd hang you you or lynch you likely lynching. lynching. A LITTLE STORY OF A BIG MAN FROM THE COUNTRY This Is a story of how a farm boy born born In the foothills foothills of North North Caro Caro lina lina came to Atlanta and made frood frood In a big- big- big- way In less than five years. years. His name Is Is Lindsey Hopkins Hopkins At the age of 34 34 34 years he is voluntarily retiring from from the presidency of the largest auto auto sales ctmcern ctmcern In the south and will hang1 hang1 out a shingle with tha tha modest inscription inscription "Private "Private "Private "Private "Private "Private Banker. Banker. In rounding rounding out a big business business suc suc cess at an age when most business business business business men are only beginning to to cut their wisdom teeth Llndsey Llndsey Hopkins has followed some rules which are amazingly simple. simple. simple. simple. "I "I got my philosophy of life life at the plow handles says Mr. Mr. Ho-pkins. Ho-pkins. Ho-pkins. Ho-pkins. Ho-pkins. "WTien "WTien "WTien "WTien my old daddy put me to work up In Rocklngham county. county. N N Cv he gave me two pieces pieces pieces o a J\lce. J\lce. J\lce. J\lce. J\lce. J\lce. J\lce. J\lce. Roth Roth were were were grood. grood. grood. grood. But looking looking hark I am satisfied satisfied that neither would would have been of of any real value without the other other It Is the combination that wins. wins. The first first piece of of advice advice was to work hard and the second second was to keep my e es open. open. I I have been trying to do both ever since since "My "My advice to any ambitious young man who who who wants to make a a substantial substantial succes Is be a.plodder a.plodder but not be a mole mole Plod with your head up up You can't can't get get get ahead ver ver fast fast even by the hardest hardest hardest work work unle s ou ou ou look ahead ahead ahead It Is Is all right to concentrate concentrate concentrate vour vour whole soul soul and energy energy energy on sweeping sweeping sweeping sweeping a floor floor or plowing a furrow furrow furrow If jou jou know why you you are doing It. It. But noth noth noth noth ing ing ing is is more pathetic than to see see a fellow who Is A good good worker worker worker 10 10 absorbed absorbed In a little little little t o-hv-fow o-hv-fow o-hv-fow o-hv-fow job that he can't can't see see see anything anything anything bevnnd It" It" Llndsej Llndsej Hopkins was probably probably the the first man in the south south to recognize recognize the true significance significance of of the coming of of the automobile automobile automobile While While older and more experienced heads were still still regard- regard- Ing Ing the horsele" horsele" horsele" horsele" carriage as a fad. fad. fad. fad. he knew that It had had come to stay and he acted according according But the first "job" "job" he he p\cr p\cr p\cr p\cr p\cr p\cr had was as printers' printers' printers' dc\ll dc\ll dc\ll dc\ll dc\ll dc\ll on The The The Greensboro Patriot Patriot I3efore I3efore that tim tim how how ever he had det eloped on the farm a a ttvrdy capacity capacity capacity capacity tor tor Y AT \\o.V. \\o.V. He He received received the the the o-rdli o-rdli o-rdli o-rdli VT VT VT Amount Amount Amount Amount of schooling go'.ng go'.ng go'.ng go'.ng go'.ng to the public schools schools In winter winter winter and workUx on t'-e t'-e t'-e t'-e t'-e farm farm In the summer summer summer hot hot beci beci use use ho ho had to bat bat because u ork came came came mtural io io io him. him. Later Later he took a limited limited course course In the the University of of North Carolina You've You've got yourself In a pickle pickle and there alnt alnt alnt but but one way way out kick In. In. Tell all about it. it. "I "I don't don't know a thing boss I swear I don't. don't. If I did. did. I'd I'd tell you the truth the whole truth so he'p he'p me God Black's Black's tone had been so convincing that the negro had had been left in a quandary. quandary. The detectives comprehended it. it. Scott said "We'll "We'll give you a day to think It over. over. With which which which they transferred transferred transferred the prisoner to a dark and desolate cell In the prison downstairs locked him in and left him alone to his thoughts and a \ivid \ivid \ivid outlook of the scaffold. scaffold. While the detectives jubiteed jubiteed inwardly and kept reporters from gaining knowledge o the marvelous development they quizzed Conley for seven following davs davs trying trying trying to exact a confession. confession. confession. It was locked firm in his bosom bosom He He stoutly maintained' maintained' the original story. story. I It was the following Saturday the day day that veteran reporters declare' declare' was the newsiest In Atlanta's Atlanta's Atlanta's history. Beside the famous Felder-Lanford dictagraph row Frank was Sn-j Sn-j Sn-j dieted developments developments developments developments developments came thick and fast from many quarters and other i things were happening that kept an army of new s-gatherers s-gatherers s-gatherers s-gatherers s-gatherers s-gatherers the busiest of i their careers careers j At davbreak davbreak Detective Detective Black was' was' summoned by by Conley to the negro's negro's I cell. cell. "I've "I've got something to tell you boss he said. said. Black'locKed Black'locKed himself. himself. himself. In with the prisoner and Conley be be gan to unburden himself of his first tale of complicity complicity in the Phagan Phagan crime. crime. "I "I wrote those notes he admit admit ted. ted. "Mr. "Mr. Frank had me write 'em. 'em. I didn't didn't know what he wanted with with them and he gave me some money to do it. it. I'd I'd a told you sooner but thought he'd he'd send me more money for not tellin' tellin' I hoped some of his friends 'd 'd get me out. out. Dorsey Is Is Notified. Notified. The solicitor solicitor was notifie notifie Immediately. The grand jury was being presented with evidence against the suspected suspected Frank. Frank. Conley's Conley's confes confes sion was submitted in the meanwhile. meanwhile. Thirty minutes later the famous bill of Indictment was drawn. drawn. Although he had eked a wonderful jam jam jam from the negro Scott's Scott's hunch failed to subside. subside. It buzzed about in his head head like a circular circular circular saw and got frantic at times. times. It told him the negro knew even more than he had confessed. confessed. The detective by this time considered the hunch productive and trust trust worthy. worthy. He set out on new lines. lines. He faced the negro with a daily daily accusation of guilt and a picture of his predicted doom It had a satis satis satis factory effect. effect. Conley Conley grew weak and lost his appetite. appetite. He slept little and a nervous nervous nervous and haunted look crept Into his eyes. eyes. Wllle Wllle the FinKerton FinKerton man assumed an attitude of hostility hostility toward the black sweeper Detective Black af af fected sympathy as per plot and bought the prisoner drinks and pies and sandwiches and and consolation. consolation. Between the two fires Jim inclined toward the headquarters man and gradually the crust of his reticence began to crack. crack. "Mister "Mister Black he said one day "you've "you've been mighty good to me and some day I'm I'm going to be the same to you whenever I get the chance. chance. Black carried the news to Scott. Scott. Scott went went went directly to .Conley'a .Conley'a .Conley'a .Conley'a .Conley'a cell and drew a masterful picture of a and formed formed formed a life-long life-long life-long life-long life-long habit of of reading good books books and later became a tra\eling tra\eling tra\eling tra\eling salesman for the Atlantic Atlantic Atlantic Refmlnj Refmlnj Refmlnj comp.mj comp.mj comp.mj and and as as such became known throughout throughout the i-outh i-outh i-outh i-outh i-outh He was was made special special special repre .Pntatl\ .Pntatl\ t1 of the corn- corn- corn- corn- pan pan In Kurope Kurope Kurope This hov ever was In In the nature of of a preliminary preliminary to Mr Mr Mr Hop Hop kins' kins' kins' kins' real business business business business taiter taiter taiter It was when when when he ccnneited ccnneited ccnneited hiTi'df hiTi'df lth lth the automobile business business that he began to be recognized throughout throughout throughout the south as one of the oung oung captains captains of of Industry of thl thl section. section. section. section. In 1903 1903 he demonstrated the the practicality of of the automobile for cross cross cravats cravats cravats cravats vraveUtvs' vraveUtvs' hestnvted hestnvted hestnvted from At- At- At- tanta. tanta. tanta. tanta. tv tv a a one-lung one-lung one-lung one-lung one-lung CudllllL CudllllL CudllllL And suc suc cessfully cessfully cessfully cessfully reached reached reached Greensbaro. Greensbaro. N. N. N. N. C after a mosatlonal trfp trfp ovc- ovc- ovc- ovc- ovc- ovc- roads whlcn whlcn ha I never been been been traversed traversed traversed traversed traversed traversed be- be- lure lure by firfJVpropellln firfJVpropellln firfJVpropellln vehicles. vehicles. It It was a sort ol ol j iT60tt&\\v iT60tt&\\v iT60tt&\\v iT60tt&\\v iT60tt&\\v iT60tt&\\v soi\l\xtx soi\l\xtx soi\l\xtx soi\l\xtx soi\l\xtx soi\l\xtx soi\l\xtx soi\l\xtx 4 "Glldden "Glldden "Glldden "Glldden tour the first In automo- automo- automo- banging at daybreak. daybreak. daybreak. daybreak. He .declared .declared that efforts already already were being 'made 'made 'made 'made to indict him' him' him' for for the actual murder' murder' and told that officials of of the- the- pencil factory had openly accused the negro,1 negro,1 of the the crime. crime. 4 Scott's Scott's visit and attitude lef tae- tae- negro in a state state of of fear Black reached his cell shortly after the Plnkerton Plnkerton Plnkerton man had departed. departed. departed. He played upon the suspect's suspect's suspect's suspect's emotion. emotion. He pretended sympathy and offered to see the black carried carried carried carried safely safely through the 'plot' 'plot' against him. him. Finally when Black and Scott and headquarters had become become convinced that the negro was ripe for confessing he was carried into Chief Lanford's Lanford's office. office. He faced a group of detectives shirts off off sleeves rolled and a prevailing prevailing widespread widespread willingness willingness to wade in. in. The sleuths cajoled and coaxed. coaxed. They warned and threatened. threatened. They did everything that detective Ingenuity could suggest. suggest. Conley seemed seemed adamant. adamant. He stuck to his story and never never never never never wavered wavered He was worked Into a heat a boiling boiling bubbling heat and left therein to think things over. over. His questioners stepped Into the hallway outside and compared compared compared notes. notes. A newsboy arrived with an afternoon newspaper. newspaper. Glaring headlines an an nounced that pencil factory authori authori ties had publicly charged Conley with murdering Mary Phagan and of try- try- try- try- try- Ing to shift shift the crime to to their superintendent Scott again had an idea. idea. It was born In a dazzling brilliance that that was overwhelming overwhelming "Here "Here boy he called to the new- new- new- sle. sle. "Take "Take "Take one of of those papers to that nigger in the room. room. The boy did as directed directed Conley was given the paper containing the accusation. accusation. What What happened to his emotions isn't isn't on police police record. record. No one knows but Conley. Conley. The result though Is a gilded page in police police history. history. When. When. When. Scott and his fellow-examin fellow-examin fellow-examin fellow-examin fellow-examin fellow-examin ers ers returned to the room the negro was staring blankly at the headline perspiration streaming and fingers fingers trembling. trembling. He glanced at the head head quarters men with an air of weak resignation. resignation. "Listen "Listen Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Black he said to the detective. detective. "I'd "I'd like to talk to you privately please please sir. sir. Black was left with the suspect closeted In the chief's chief's office. office. Thirty minutes later he emerged a a smile smile flooding his face success in his soul and bis bis mind filled filled with Conley's Conley's startling startling confession of complicity complicity In disposing of Mary Phagan's Phagan's tody tody In assistance to his superintendent superintendent It was the second conflicting conflicting story he had told. told. The first first was of of having having having only written the murder notes. notes. It has been replaced by his latter and more incriminating tale to which he has made a definite definite and sworn statement The prosecution maintains maintains maintains that that thlfl thlfl last admission admission admission sohes sohes sohes sohes the Phagan case. case. It pins the crime conclusively conclusively to one of two sources Frank or the negro. negro. One or the other will will be proved at the coming trial the trial for which an entire state awaits awaits with unprecedented eagerness eagerness eagerness a trial that will will be based largely on the amazing result of a hunch a pure simple hunch one of the many frailties frailties that affect affect us all. all. But a frailty few of us can resist A frailty which Harry Scott In In ft ft night night of fancy analyzes thusly "The "The God of Good Luck's Luck's Gift A whisper whisper whisper of the the conscience To work a wonder with. with. bile history. history. The ride ha ha been celebrated throughout the Carolina Carolina Carolina by by Colonel Al Al Falrbrother's Falrbrother's Falrbrother's Falrbrother's "Ride- "Ride- "Ride- of Paul Revere. Revere. Jr. Jr. In 1906 through through a special special special concession cf the the the Atlantic Refining Refining Refining company he became agent tor the Reo Reo motor cars cars cars as as a a side side Issue. Issue. Issue. Almoet Almoet over-nlg-ht over-nlg-ht over-nlg-ht over-nlg-ht over-nlg-ht over-nlg-ht tve became became became tha tha greatelt greatelt auto auto sales sales agent In southern auto auto history. history. In 1908 he tur'ned tur'ned down a a salary salary salary of $12,000 $12,000 $12,000 $12,000 a year year year and made his first first first contract for the sale sale of of fifty cars during the season season of of 1908-9. 1908-9. 1908-9. 1908-9. 1908-9. 1908-9. 1908-9. Since that time Mr. Mr. Hopkins haa haa sold sold SSt SSt SSt automobiles In southern southern terrltory.'lnvolv- terrltory.'lnvolv- terrltory.'lnvolv- terrltory.'lnvolv- terrltory.'lnvolv- terrltory.'lnvolv- ing ing a net cash transaction transaction of $5,000.000. At the same same time Mr. Mr. Hopkins Hopkins has taken a leading part In the building building building up of of many other southern industries. industries. industries. industries. He was was one of the half-dozen half-dozen half-dozen half-dozen half-dozen half-dozen -men -men who brought brought brought together together together the three bis bis North Can Can Una Una Insurance Insurance companies and merged them into into into one strong strong And 'Successful 'Successful 'Successful 'Successful 'Successful 'Successful organization. organization. organization. organization. He is is heart- heart- ly ly ly Interested Interested Interested In banking and cotton mills and owns thousands thousands thousands of Mref Mref of farm land land In south Georgia. Georgia. Georgia. Georgia. In Atlanta where he recently pnrch J d F. F. L. L. L. L. Seely's Seely's Seely's Seely's palatial horn horn on Peachtree road he is is inttrested inttrested in in bank- bank- Ing Ing real estate estate estate life life life Insurance Insurance Insurance cotton cotton and other enterprises. enterprises. enterprises. enterprises. enterprises. He He Is Is also heavily interested interested interested In California California California California oil oil fields. fields. fields. fields. He took up th aeroplane Just as as as he took up the automobile formed formed an aviation aviation exhibition company company company company two years agx agx purchased purchased the first- first- first- first- Curtis Curtis biplane ever sold to an Individual and directed svcfessful svcfessful svcfessful exhibitions In all parts parts of the country country and If aviation aviation aviation ev-'er ev-'er ev-'er ev-'er ev-'er ev-'er ev-'er attains a practical practical and commercial basis basis Llndsey Llndsey Hopkins will will have a a a hand In It. It. While In appearance and achieve achieve achieve ment a t pleal example example of the ue- ue- ue- ue- cef f ul and intensely modern modern business business business man man Mr. Mr. Hopkins Is living refutation of the popular belief Indulged in by by so so many people who have not mada mada mada money that a man man who who achieves achieves achieves material success success success must must do It at the ex pense of of blunting his his his finer finer senslbtn. senslbtn. ties ties ties and hlg hlg power to enjoy things things that are 'ruly 'ruly great and beautiful. beautiful. beautiful. beautiful. Judging by Appearances. Appearances. j No No the shoe Is on the wrong foot-absolutely on the wrong foot. foot. foot. foot. I The speaker was Senator Oronna. Oronna. 1 I North Dakota. Dakota. 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