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have been sent on to Lima to
bring the pair back to Chicago.
Both Conway and the woman
say they are perfectly willing to
return to Chicago" without ex
William R. Warthen, the lover
of Sophia Singer, said today that
he was glad of the arrest of Con
way and the Ryall woman and
that his mission in life hereafter
would be. to .see them punished.
Detectives Wolvington, of
Baltimore, today started back for
that city with the body of the
THE SISTERS WHO MORE THAN DID THEIR DUTY
Eight Sisters of Charity yesterday so sacrificed themselves
that their names should be enshrined in the hearts of the people fdr
When the orphanage of San-Antonio went up in flames and
death reached but for all within its walls, the Sisters had no thought
of self. . "'
Through the h.ell of smoke and flame, tortured by scarring
burns, they quietly and calmly went about the rescuepf the fright
ened, dazed children in their care.
The Sisters could have saved themselves. They could have left
the saving of the children to the firemen, and who would have dared
to blame them? -
Yet even when it seemed certain that all the children had been
saved, the Sisters would not think of themselves. They started on
a last search through the holocaust, a search from which four Sisters
And whea thest search was over and the walls of the orphan
age were crumbling in ruins Mother Superior Mary of. the Cross
heard the cry Of a child from the ruins, and went back and died.
When the Titanic went down and men and women facing death
showed the stuff they were made of, the newspapers'were filled with
talk of heroism.
There were many heroes on the Titanic hero-wives who gave
their lives for their husbands ; hero-husbands who gave their lives for
their wives; hero-mothers and fathers who gave their lives for their
children. . C
But the Sisters of San Antonio gave their lives fdr orphaned,
friendless children, who had no claim on them but that of sweet
And perhaps the best recognition of their high heroism, is the
record of their accomplishment:
There were eighty-nine children trapped in the burning or
phanage, and eighty-seven were saved by the Sisters.