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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 20, 1912, Image 11

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aboard saw the Frenchman drop
to his knees, and fold" his hands
in prayer for the Safety of the
little ones he had entrusted to
alien hands.
He still was on his krjfees when
the Titanic lifted her stern into
the air, and plunged into the sea.
Miss Hiys took possession of
the babies. She already had saved
one life. She had wrapped a tiny
Pom dog she had bought in Paris
in a great cloak, when the stew
ards first had aroused theassen
gers. So she wrapped the nameless
babies up with the dog, and
through that bitter night in the
open boats, she ca'red for her
three waifs, the children and the
lap dog.
On board the Carpathia, the
children and- the dog were her
constant care. She" never was
seen apart from them.
. Miss- Hays believes the father
of the babies was a French wid
ower, bringing his children to re
latives in America. "She is certain
he wentdown with the ship. -
Margaret Hays is only nineteen
years old: but she probably will
adopt both the babies.
'!l could not allowthem to be
sent to a foundling home," she
said today, her eyes misty with
"Just think of it two little
atoms ,of humanity, whose lives
would have been filled with hap
piness, who would have been
gently brought up by loving par
ents, robbed of their names, don
denmed, through no faultfofrtheir
awrt to become nameless thirfgs irt
an institution.
"I could not do that."
It is supposed the Frenchman
brought the children aboard at
Cherbourg. But that is only sup
position. No one knows, and the
two little "Titanic orphans" can
not tell.
MAID WHO CARES FOR
MRS. ASTOR SAVED
Mile. Rosalie Bidois.
When the friends of Mrs John
Jacob Astor saw the name of
Rosalie Bidois among those of the
survivors of the Titanic, they
breathed easier,, for they knew
that ,Mrs. Astor "was in good
hand's..- N
Rosalie 'Bidois 'is Mrs. Astor's
maid: She has been in Mrs. As
tor's service since her marriage,
and ircounted a-marvel of faith
fulness and resourcefulness. On
this- trip, owing to Mrs.sAstor's
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