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Eight boats, including the one car
rying Mrs. and Miss Hoy, were
New York. Six Americans of the
twenty Americans listed in the crew
of the Laconia lost their lives when
the big Cunarder was sunk Sunday,
iccorGlng to the best figures avail
Washington. Laconia sinking
iewed here as case so "clear-cut"
.hat no further investigation is necessary.
Grainger Farwell, father of Mrs.
Henry Boston, who with her husband
was on the Laconia, received the fol
lowing cablegram from Mr. Boston's
Father, Frederick Boston of Liver
pool: "Both safe and well at Queens-iown."
Washington. House foreign rela
tions committee split on proposal to
give President Wilson power to arm
American ships carrying ammunition.
Senate committee also deadlocked.
London. Dr. Albert Harris Hoy,
who lost wife and daughter in La
conia disaster, stricken down with
grief as he was talking to reporter.
Put under physicians care.
London, Feb. 27. Mrs. Mary Hoy
and daughter, Miss Elizabeth Hoy,
Chicago women, died from exposure
in lifeboats after being rescued from
Laconia. They were drenched fn
making the lifeboat; and had no pro
tection from the cold. Both were
buried in the open sea.
London. Four Americans saved
were Floyd P. Gibbons, correspon
dent of Chicago Tribune; Mrs. F. E.
Harris, A. T. Kirby and Rev. Father
Wareing of Baltimore.
Queenctown. Of 13 who perished,
5 drowned and 8 died of exposure in
the lifeboats and were buried at sea.
Six are in hospitals recovering from
London. Tvo torpedoes are said
to have hit liner, the second while
lifeboats were being launched. Liner
sank an hour after being hit. Sub-
marine gave no warning.
Queenstown. Wireless Operators
Donnes and Taylor were heroes of
disaster. They were two last to leave
Laconia. They stuck to sending
"S. O. S." calls until British airship
answered, then jumped overboard.
Were picked up by lifeboat, unin
jured. Queenstown. Survivors united in
equlogy of splendid conduct and dis
cipline of Laconia's officers and
crew. First torpedo struck vital
blow and it was seen boat must sink.
While boats were being lowered,
second torpedo struck. Capt. Irvine
was last to leave ship except the two
Queenstown. Lifeboat with sur
vivors were afloat in cold for nine
hours until first rescue ship arrived.
London. Mrs. Hoy and Miss Eliz
abeth Hoy were wife and daughter
of Albert Harris Hoy, now residing
in London, but formerly of Chicago.
Son is manager of an American con
cern here. He tried to dissuade his
mother and sister from sailing back
to England after their Jsit to the
Queenstown. Fifteen American
negroes were among members of La
London. Austin Hoy, left mother
less and sisterless, cabled his em
ployers, Sullivan Machinery Co. of
Chicago, that he had taken "indefi
nite leave of absence." Leave taken,
he said, "to carry out plans to help
avenge the death of my mother and
London. After Laconia's surviv
ors had taken to boats, German sub
marine approached one lifeboat and
asked nature of Laconia's cargo.
Queenstown. Reported here that
those who died in lifeboats were not
buried at sea, but were landed at
New York. Cunard line received
cable advice telling of death and bur
ial at spa of Mrs. and Miss Hoy.
London. Austin Hoy cabled to