STATE OF GEORGIA, County of Fulton
appeared before me, a notary public. In and for the above state and county.
Minola McKnight who lives in the rear of 354 Pulliam Sreet, Atlanta Georgia,
who being duly sworn deposes and says:
Saturday morning, April 26, 1912 Mr. Frank left home about 8:00 o'clock,
and Albert, my husband was there too. Albert got there, I guess, about
a quarter after 1:00 and was there when Mr. Frank come for dinner, which was
about half past one, but Mr. Frank did not eat any dinner and he left in about
ten minutes after he got there.
Mr Frank come back to the house about 7:00 that night, and Albert was
there when he got there. Albert had gone home that evening but he come back
, but I don't know what time he got there. But he got home some time before
Mr Frank did, and Mr Frank eat supper about 7 o'clock, and when I left about
8 o'clock I left Mr Frank there.
Sunday morning I got there about 8
o'clock and there was an automobile standing in front of the house, but I
didn't pay any attention to it. But I saw a man get a bucket of water and
pour into it. Miss Lucille (Mr Franks wife) was downstairs, and Mr and Mrs
Selig were upstairs. Albert was there Sunday morning but I don't remember
what time he got there. When I called them down to breakfast at half past
eight I found Mr Frank was gone. Mr and Mrs Selig ate breakfast and Mrs
Lucille didn't eat until Mr Frank come back, and they ate breakfast
together. I didn't hear them say anything at the breakfast table, but
after dinner I understood them to
say that a girl and Mr Frank were caught at the office Saturday.
I don't know who said it, but Miss
Lucille and Mr. and Mrs. Selig and Mr. Frank were standing there talking
after dinner. I didn't know the girl until Monday evening. I
understand them to say it was a Jew girl, and I asked Miss Lucille, and
she said it was a gentile.
Tuesday Mr Frank says to me "It looks mighty bad Mineola, I might have to
go to jail about this girl, and I don't know anything about it."
I heard Mrs Rauzin, Mrs Frank's sister, tell Miss Lucille it was
mighty bad and Miss Lucille said, Yes, it is, I am going to get after her
about it". I don't know what they were talking about.
When I left home to go to the solicitor general's office, they told me to
mind what I said. They paid me $ 3,50 a week, but last week she paid me $
4.00, and one week she paid me $ 6.50. But at the time of this murder I was
getting $ 3.50 a week and the week after the murder I don't know how much
they paid me. The next week $4.00 and the next week $4.00. One week Mrs
Selig gave me $ 5.00, but it was not for my work, and they didn't tell me
what it was for. They said 'Here is $5 Minola', but of course I understood
what they meant, but they didn't tell me anything at the time.
I understood it was a tip for me to keep quiet. They would tell me to
mind how I talked and Miss Lucille would give me a hat."
Was that the reason you didn't tell the solicitor general yesterday all
about this, that Miss Lucille and the others had told you not to say
anything about what happened out there?"
"And that is the reason why you would have rather been locked up last
night than tell this?"
QUESTION: Has Mr Pickett, or Mr
Cravens, or Mr Campbell or myself [Detective Starnes evidently],
influenced you in any way, or threatened you in any way to make this
QUESTION: You make it of your own free will
and accord, in their presence and the presence of Mr Gordon, your
(Signed) "Minola McKnight"
Sworn to and
subscribed before me, this third day of Jeue, 1913.