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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 14, 1913, Image 2

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other drew a revolver and sent a
bullet crashing through Byrns'
heart.
One of the burglars was Frank
Kinney; the other a man known
to the police only as "The Kid."
The police of Cleveland comb
ed the city for the two men. On
the night of February 4, they
surrounded the house in which
rvinney, ine jyio, ana iNeine
Sullivan lived. All three were in
the house at the time.
But before the police could
close in, Kinney was warned of
their approach. He and "The
Kid" and the woman escaped
through a maze of back alleys.
Kinney and his sweetheart
came to Chicago and went to live
at a hotel at 521 Wells street.
After a day or so, Nellie Sulli
van remembered that one of her
old school chums had married a
man named Frank McDonald and
moved to Chicago.
She discovered that Frank Mc
Donald lived at 2245 West Su
perior street, called there and
found that Mrs. McDonald was
indeed her old friend.
She paid several calls on Mrs.
McDonald. She told where she
lived. She gossiped. She finally
told about the hair-raising es
cape of herself and her sweetheart
from the police of Cleveland.
Mrs. McDonald told her hus
band about this. Her husband
happens to be a detective travel
ing out of the Desplaines street
station.
Detective McDonald was quite
interested. He bought a number
gi Cleveland newspapers. He
read about the Byrns murder. He
told Captain Meagher.
And so it came about that Nel
lie Sullivan and her sweetheart,
Frank Kinney, were arrested in
their room at 521 Wells street
and held for the murder of Ralph fk
Liy i us.
Kinney was quite cool when ar
rested. He is 55 years old, but
does not look more than 35. He
has a strong, evil face. Nellie
Sullivan says he is a master
crook.
Kinney was questioned by Po
lice Captain Meagher. He denied
everything.
The police then went to work
on the woman, and gradually, un
der a steady stream of questions,
she broke down.
"We came from Cleveland,"
was the way she first told the
story. "Frank Kinney is my
sweetheart. On February 2, he
went out about 7 p. m. with "The
Kid." They came back about 10
o'clock, and both seemed excited.
Frank told me they had com
mitted a burglary."
Later, under more questioning,
she told the police that a pair of
cuff links, proceeds of the bur
glary, could be found in a hair
pin box in a house in Cleveland.
Capt. Meagher wired this in- Ok
tormation to Cleveland, i ne
house was searched. The cuff
links were found. They were
gold, and bore the initials of
Ralph Byrns.
When this information reached
Chicago, Kinney was questioned
again. Again he refused to tell
anything, and was sent back to

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