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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 16, 1912, Image 4',
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the last-boat, just as" ltwas pull
ing1 away from the side of the
sinking liner,' the company of si
lent men -at the rail was thrust
aside by a giant Frenchman. He
held "two children in his arms,
and tl?e tears weer streaming
down his face,
v "My children !" he crie.d. "Who
will save rny children ?" '""'
"Ij's too late nowLsomeone
sajd. "That's the lasUxfet."
Miss Hayes had seen the
Frenchman, had heard his wild
cry. She reached up her arms.
TheN Frenchman tossed first
one and then the other of the
children down into the boat. Miss
Hayes caught them both.
Miss Hayes was rescued by the
Carpathia, and come to her home
here. She could not find out the
identity of the children. She de
cided to adopt them.
Then the Frenchman's body
was recovered by the Mackay
Bennett and taken to Halifax. It
was found that he had booked un
der the name of "Hoffman."
The news was cabled to France,
but no one at Cherbourg, where
the Titanic had taken pn its
French passengers, seemed to
know who Hoffman was.
Then another dispatch was
added to the story of the "Ti
"Weeping bitterly. Mme. Mar
celle Navratil told the authorities
at Nice, France, how her husband
had deserted her kidnaped her
children and left for America.
The authorities at Nice thought
perhaps that "Hoffman" was
Jayratil, and made a. few quie'
inquiries. Tlheylouhd'tftat a-tnai?
named" Hoffman had been a close
friend of the missing Navratil's.
Then they wired for "photographs
of Lola and "The Lump?'
When the photographs were .
shown Mme. Navratil she wept
for joy, and then fo rsorrow for
the husband who was gone- He
had treated her badly, but she
had loved him.
Miss Hayes, who is only 19
years old, says she does not knp'w
what she will do when Mme.
Navratil and the two children
leave for France.
"They had begun to call nie
"mamma," and I had come to love
them," she said, today. "I was
going to adopt them, aftd become
their mother legally at any rate. J
I don't know what I shall do
Indianapolis. Incomplete re
turns show James M. Lynch re
elected president of International
Typographical union by majority
of $6,500. Tracev of Sn Fran
cisco and Hayesof Minneapolis
re-elected vice president and sec-r
retary-treasurer by about same
Miss Sadie Benesits, orob'ablv ,
fatally burned'in fire at 1119 N.
Hoyne ave. Her" dfess Ignited
when she was trying to light fire
in kitchen stove. Iematz Weiss.
who tried to extinguish the blaze"
in her garments, was seriously
Mrs, Edward J. Bishop, 1429
Dearborn, ave., attacked and bit
ten hyice by dog.