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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 31, 1912, Image 3',
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CIRCUS CLOWN AND BURLESQUE QUEEN CAUGHT
Late this afternoon, both Con
way and the Ryall woman ad
mitted that Spphia Singer was
l the last person they saw in the
boarding house at 3229 "Indiana
The Ryall woman declared that
when she left, Miss Singer was
expecting a call from a man
named Claude Stillmah, or Claude
Stillwell. She said 'that Miss
Singer had decided to leave War
then for Stillman.
The two prisoners registered
I at the Cadillac hotel as Charles N.
1 Crowley and wife.- Conway said
i he did this to avoid being held as
Charles D. Conway, circus
clownand Beatrice Ryall, bur
lesque queen, wanted for the mur
der of Sophia .Singer last Mon
day night, were arrested today in
Conway and the Ryall woman
immediately admitted their iden
tity, and under a -sweating by the
police told conflicting stories as
to their knowledge of the mur
der. When first arrested, both the
man and the woman swore that
they had not heard a-word about
"Is Sophia dead?" asked Con
way, whil,e. the Ryall woman, be
But when sweated Conway ad
mitted that he had known of the
murder before he left Chicago,
and later the Ryall .woman ad
mitted that she had learned of
the murder from a Chicago news
paper after leavingXhicago.
Two suits of clothes belonging
to Wm. Warthen, the lover of the
murdered woman, were found in
"Sophia gave these clothes to
Charlie," the Ryall woman ex
plained. "The night before we
left Chicago, Sophia told me she
was tired of Warthen and was go
ing to leave him.
"Sophia also told me that ,she
bought the clothes for Warthen.
"Sophia -gave, up $35 before we
left Chicago. She was one of our
Conway and the .Ryall woman
arrived in Lima, which is the
home of Conway's mother, at
12:15 o'clock this morning.
They went immediately to -a
restaurant. From the restaurant,
Conway tried to locate his moth
er, Mrs. Kate Kramer.
His telephone conversation
was overheard by a cab driver,
who-notified the Lima police.
The police shadowed Conway
and the woman to the Cadillac
hotel, a second class hostelry.
There they arrested them.
When searched, Conway and
the woman only had $11 between
Conway told the Lima police
that he had come from Chicago
by-way of Rochester and Muncie,
Ind., where he had-sought thea
Conway was seen in Rochester
yesterday Four detectives left
Chicago last night for Rochester
to locate them. These detectives.