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his cell for the "silent treatment."
But the woman talked freely
today, bitterly upbraiding herself
for having caused the arrest of
"I don't know that Frank had
anything to do with the murder,"
" she said. "Perhaps he didn't.
But I do know that he robbed the
Byrne home that night. He told
me about it. But he did not tell
me about the murder.
"When I first met Frank I was
working in Cleveland. I was a
good girl. He fascinated me. He
was so mysterious.
"He did not tell me he was a
crook at the beginning, but I
think I guessed it all along just
from the way he acted at times,
"But," she went on proudly,
"Frank isn't any common crook.
He is a master. After I became
his common-law wife, I used to
sit and watch him.
"He would sit for hours at a
time, thinking and thinking, and
planning some robbery. And he
not only would plan the robbery,
but his getaway, too. He had
some others who worked with
him, but he did all the brain
"And he never Was caught. He
H never would have been caught if
it had not been for me.. If only
I hadn't been such a fool !
"When we first got here, I was
going to work. I went to Mar
shall Field & Co. and asked for
a job in the restaurant as a wait
ress. They asked me for refer
ences. I gave them the name of a
plac? I worked at in Cleveland.
"I worked there one day. Then
I got scared they might make in
quiries at Cleveland, and quit. I
wish to God I had died before I
Kinney has a criminal record
dating back to 1883. He was con
victed twice for burglary in Cook
county. He went to Cleveland
when his unpopularity with the
Chicago police became such that
they picked him up on sight.
FROM THE COUNTRY
Obviously a rustic, his very
clothes proclaimed him imme
diately one of the soil's hardy
sons. He stepped up to the ticket
office at one of the large railway
stations and asked:
"Been in town long?"
"Quite a while," replied the
busy looking clerk. "But why?"
"Why? Oh, because you can
now tell me where to find O'Con
nell." "What O'Connell?" the clerk
"D'ye mean to say, young man,
that you live in Chicago and don't
"Hang it all! More than two
million people live in Chicago.
You don't expect me to know
them all, do you?"
"No," replied the ruralist, "but
I did think you might have the
sense to know one of them."
"Do you know where the base
ball grounds aref" asked a stran
ger in the neighborhood. "Yes.
mister," returned the kid. "I
know every knothole on the four
sides of it."