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2 C LAST EDITION 2 C
PRESIDENT WAITS POWER TO ARM
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL.6, NO. 128 Chicago, Tuesday, February 27, 1917
EIGHT AMERICANS DIE
WHEN LACONIA SINKS
Total passengers and
Passengers dead, 3.
Passengers missing, 3.
Crew missing, 6.
Crew in hospital, 6.
These figures were
given out by the Cu-
nard Company in Lon-
don this afternoon.
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Washington Sees "Clear
Cut" Act Push Arming
of U. S. Merchant
Washington, Feb. 27. Consul
Frost at Queenstown officially con
firmed the deaths of Mrs. and Miss
Hoy and reported six Americans of
the Laconia crew dead.
When the first torpedo struck the
liner her engines were stopped and
she listed heavily to starboard.
Thirteen boats were gotten away
with all passengers. Just as the boats
were clear of the liner the submarine
fired a. second torpedo