Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, December 28, 1920, Image 1
vf 1,', ' , .'1 - .. .. j w - -i 3 a -h sVOL. 50 NO. 16G. Stiff Fight Is Made On Tariff Bill '..)' Democrats Split on Motion of Nebraska Senator to Refer Measure to Commerce Committee. Fair Hearing Promised Washington, Dec 2?. Indica tions 6f the light ahead over -tariff legislation were given in the senate today when several hours' spirited debate and two roll calls were re quired to effect the formal, routine action of referring to the finance committee the emergency tariff bill , passed last week bv the house. ? Democratic forces split in the opening cash. five mjnpricy : num bers voting with the solid " repub lican strength against a motion by Senator Hitchcock of Nebraska that . the house bill' be referred so the commerce instead) of the finance committee. After, defeat of the Hitchcock motiori and severe demo cratic attacks on the bill, parried by republican defense, the senate voted unanimously to send the bill to the finance committee. '. Promise Fair ; Tratment. Senator McCumber) of , North Da kota, acting chairman of the finance committee, announced that the bill would be taken up in committee early next month and given "fair , and adequate consideration." There were indications that the republican decision Against hearings would be revoked. The house bill was denounced as an "embargo" bill and "suicidal" by Senator Hitchcock, who charged that senate machinery Was set to rush it through." American com1 merce should 1e aided, he con- tended, and not hampered by tariff barriers. r ..' Calls Bill "Sop." " Senator McCumber denied that the bill proposed embargoes and was supported by Senator Smoot, republican, of. Utah. The North Da kota senator declared the measure gave practically no t protection to wheat and said that he would not support the hill as drafted. , .Senator Harrison .democrat, of .Mississippi, assaneo mc mil as :,; most iniquitohis piece of legislation The tariff rnfcasure was designed to ennance : living cosis, aenaior Harrison said, adding that the bill was a "sop" to westaersv farmers and would not aid them. 400 Service Men Attack Pance Hall ( Police Arrest Hundreds After Drive On Barbary Coast Resort. , ' -. '.( . , ' San. Francisco, Dec. 27. More than 400 sailors, soldiers '- and civilians were arrested last night by the police and naval beach pa trols after what the police charac terized as "an attack in force" upon a dance hall in the Barbary coast district. : Two marines were stabbed Christ mas night at , the hall, police said, and service men last night attempted to gain, revenge. Beer bottles, clubs, . bridks and fists were, used in -the melee. The p'olice reserves were summoned. Upon their arrival the two factions that had been 'tfpposing each other united against the police, the depart ment records declared. A reserve force of ,200. provost guards quelled the tumult' ; fThe manager of ;he dance hall was held on a charge of conducting a disorderly place. A majority of the service men arrested were turned over to navy t.rid army authorities, except 75 soldiers and sailors who were, held by .the police, with 150 civilians, on charges., of disturbing thenfeace. No serious injuries were reported: icago Socialists To Continue Fight r For Debs' Release Chicago, Doc.' 27. Agitation' for the release of . all "political prison ers" and restoration of political lib - , erty "until the Mast vestige ofvVil sonism is erased" was promised in Va statement . from , socialist party headquarters here today, . following the presidential refusal to pardon Eusene Vi Debs at Christmas. "We refuse, to beliw-e," the tate- ment says, "that President Wilson, ivho has , pardoned murderers, bank 'robbers, burglars; adulterers ;- of food, German ' spies, dope dealers, V bank ' vfreekers . and other choice criminals,' speaks for the American " people when he continues to keep in iprison .Ja political opponent 'The presidential Christmas par- dons granted to two murderers, and one dope dealer, together with the refusal to grant a pardon to Eugene I V". Debs and other political prison ers, was probab'y meant as blow in the face to the socialists. ' "The president's assumption of he right to speak for air the American people was tested two months ago, and unless he has not '-yead .the election returns, ' he knows what his fellow citizens think of that assumption." $100,000 in Cash Stolen In Havana Postoffice New York, Dec. 27. Mail sacks containing $100,000 in cash, con signed to a firm In Havana, were ransacked in the postoffice of thaU city several weeks ago and as yet the money has not been recovered, . wm. learned here tod The tattna u Umili P. Chicago Grand Opera Star to Marry Soon t Chicago,. Dec. , 27. :Mmc. Amelita Galli-Curci, grand opera star , of Chicago, announced ' today her ap proaching marfityje to Homer Sam uels, her accompanist. Mme. Galli urci will complete her naturaliza tion --hece January 16, ,1921, and riends of the soprano expect her marriage to Mr. Samuels to take place on the same day. .Mme, ' Galli-Curci, who was for merly the., wife ot Marquis Luigi C Curci, obtained a divorce from him here a . year ago. K "Yes, I am to marry Mr. Sam uels," the diva said, laughing. "The date has been set, but it will be soon. Ana I am very happy " Mme. Galli-Curci, unknown as a singer until her sudden success with the Chicago Opera company in 1916, was .born in Milan, Italy,' in 1889.' Sheob'tained her first citizen ship papers here, last January. Bodies of Omaha "', ''V N ; Soldiers Due to Reach Here Soon Cafc;t Containine Remains , Of 16 Nebraskans who Died Overseas Expected to Arrive Today or .Ynesday. ' ; v. ' , ' .The body of Thomas M. .Eggert, son of Mrs. Maria Eggert, 3021 North Thirtieth street, and Alfred L.. Gauvreau, son - of'.Mf. and Mrs. E. P. Gauvreau, 4919 Franklin street, with , those of ,14 other Ne braska soldiers who died in service overseas, are, expected to arrive in Omaha over the RocR Island rail road late tonight or early tomorrow morning. . ! Word to this effect was received yesterday from Hoboken, N. J., by the depot quartermaster in the army building here. ' ' , " ." Gauvreau, who was 27 years old, was one of the first Omaha boys to enlist. At the time of his enlist ment, May 15,; 1917, he was employ ed by the' Beaton Drug company as' a. druggist. He served with a medical , detachment, camp hospital Number 66, and lost his. life while ministering to those suffering from influenza. He died of the influenza in France the 'day following the signing of the armistice. Military Funeral.. v ' The other' dead Omaha hero, Thomas .M. Eggert, enlisted with the Sixth Nebraska regiment in July, ,1917, and went to France as a private with Company G of the ,.iu liiiaiiiij'. . . Military funeral services, jincrud :ng uniformed pallbearers and a fir ing squad, will be held by the Doug las county post of the American Le gion. ( v Lieutenant Woosley will have charge of the 14 other caskets upo-i their arrival in Omaha. Each will be sent to the home of the dead soldier tinder military escort of an enlisted man from Fort Crook. Out-State Soldiers. Among the number consigned to out-state points are five former mem bers of the Sixth Nebraska regiment. The bodies of the following Ne braskans are being "taken home: Private Iver N, Stewart,' Gothen bcrg;( Private Roy , C- Hensley, Lin coln; Private B. H. Long, Havelock; Private A. C. Bastian,' Wayne; Pri vate" H. O. Hocppncr, Osmond; Pri vate Peter Glantz, Harvard; Private F. E. -Kidder, Oxford; Private F. B. Koca, Miiligan; Private W. L. Fix, Milford; Private U. H. Harne, Hum boldt; Private William Kistlcr, Moorefield; W. F. Hildebrand, Ayre; Private Peter E. Lot, Fairmont; and- Private W. B. Bailey. Stuart. Five Burn to Death - In Fire at Wichita - " Clinton. Ia., Dec. 27. Five mem bers of the family of N. T.-Montgomery of Clinton; including his daughter, Mrs. George Mitchell, her husband and three children, were burned to death in a fire which de stroyed their home in Wichita, Kan., Christmas eve', according to word received here. Federal 'Agents Will Keep " : Chicago Dry New Year's Eve i Chicago,' Dec. '27. The hopes fit New Year's eve celebrants, acceler ated by a recent police -announcement that the city ' force was too busy in -its criipe 'cleanup campaign to disturb carriers of "hip" liquor, received a blow when District Attor ney Charles F. .Clyne announced preparations, for a dry welcome for 1921. Federal agents will inspect drinks in all cafes, 'according to Mr. Clyne, andhave been instructed to arrest every person ' found carry ing liquor on the street or. ia cafca, Tvo or $H , tKond - CliM Mttttr May 28, IMG, 0. Under Act f Mtrah 3,, 1 - .t T Scour City For Lifers Four Inmates vWho Escaped ' From Iowa Prison Thought to'Be In Hiding In Omaha. One Has Friends Here . . Detectives' are searching Omaha for Harry Smith, James O'Keefe, James -Liute, and James Cullen, the lour convicts who escaped from the fowa penitentiary Saturday during a Christmas celebration. , 1 Acting Chief of Detectives John Pszanowski was informed at noon yesterday that the four men had made their way to Omaha after breaking prison at Fort Madison. Smith formerly lived on the South Side and is known to have ' many iriends in Omaha's underworld who would aid him and his pals in eluding pursuit. ' Chief Pszanowski's information is so reliable that he has called to extra duty a large number qf the detectives assigned to night work to aid the day force in apprehend ing theSC cn. Kill Sheriffs Son.-.' ; The quartet was convicted of rob bing the Westfield, la., bank of $5,000 last winter, and fought its way to freedom by Maying the sou of the sheriff at Xe Mars, la., and wounding the sheriff and his wife. For, this shooting O'Kjefe and Smith were given life sentences when again captured justf outside of Sioux City. All four are considered desperate men .and instructions are to return thenvto.the Iowa state prison .dead or alive. ' " ' : Aided From Outside. ' Burlington, la., Dec. 27. No trace has been obtained ' here of James O'Keefe and Harry Smith, life term ers, and James Lane and James Cul len, 10-year men, who escaped from the state prison . at Fort Madison Saturday. A store robbery at Gales burg, 111., last night was attributed to the, fugitives by the police. War den Hollowell of the prison is con vinced that the men obtained out side aid in scaling the walls, and making their escape. . , -pv-a Air Vlail r I HHPS will YiT rT iXicrnt Hlllfly Jjy " J . : New Service ' in ' Springy Will Cut New York-Frisco Run To 36 Hours. Night flying on the' Omaha divi sion of the government . air mail service will be started early in the spring, according to word reaching postal authorities from Washington yesterday. Regular trips will be made at night, cutting the present time from coast to coast in. half. The divisions to be first affected will be Chicago to Omaha and Omaha to Cheyenne. Fifteen Caproni planes will be de- livcred by the Navy department in the near future, under an agreement -reached recently. Thev will be used in night flying as the planes now em ployed have' been declared unsuitable for this work. Prenarations for the innovation are already under way. Equipping of regular and emergency landing fields on the- Omaha division and lighting facilities are under . con sideration. ' - , . As a feature of the aviators' mas querade ball to be held New Years eve under the auspices of'the Ash mussen airplane plant at the old Dublin Inn building on Center street, Pilot W. R. Holcomb will make the first night airplane flight ever attempted in Omaha. His plane will be lighted by colored flares atjd Very pistol signals. Pilots and mechanics of the air mail station, will be guests. Echoes of Puritan Days Resound When Crowds Cry "Witch!" ' ''ew York, Dec. 27. Echoes of Puritan days resounded within the walls of Washington Heights court today when screams of "witch, witch, she's a witch," were hurled at Mrs. Bessie Avorin. She appeared as a complainant against Mrs. Sophie Stern,. whom she charged with having publicly de nounced her with untrue accusations, but suddenly she turned defendant when Mrs. Stern came to court with her 2-year-old daughter who had been cursed, she said, by Mrs. Av orin, and had lost the power of her legs "Up to a . couple of months ago," said Mrs. Stern, white her sympa thizers booed Mrs. Avorin, "my baby was strong and healthy. Then this woman went and cursed it. Your honor, that woman is a witch. Two hundred years ago she would have been burned at, the stake." "The witch, the witch," yelled the women spectators. Bang, Bang went the magistrate's gavel. ., .Then he dismissed the summon? against Mrs. Stern for lack of evi dence. . ,' , Probe of Texas Cynching By Jury Is Discontinued Fort Worth, Tex., Dec. 27. With-, out having reported an agreement, tlie special grand jury investigating the lynching Wednesday night of Tom W. Vicktry, adjourned finally at noon today. The jury informed District Judge George Hosev it had neither an indictment nor a report to make and requested to be ex cused. It had been in session since last irida Omaha OMAHA, TUESDAY, Woman tlses Revolver To Detain Trio Found Drinking on Street Mrs. E. M. Johnson! dance hall inspector for the .Board of Public Welfare, reported to her office yes terday that an Saturday -nght she intercepted three men -drinking whisky at Twentieth and Harney streets. i-,- , She fixed the time at 11:15 nd asserted that she covered the trio with, a revolver and held them for 25 minutes, when a stranger hap pened along. She requested, the stranger to telephone the politfe sta tion. . "The mail was gone about ten minutes atW in the meantime one of the men escaped," Mrs. Johnson said. "When the- stranger re turned he did not say anything, so I let the other men g) their way, just as a police man appeared." Mrs. Johnson said she believed one of the men she nearly arrested was a bootlegged. She obtained possession, of a bottle half filled with a liquid which she says is whisky. . s , Anglo-Japanese Plot Is Directed At United States Negotiations Between Japan And Great Britain? f 6r Re newal of -Alliance of Grave Importance to U. S. By THOMAS E. MILLARD. , New lo'rk Tlme-Chlca Tribune Cabin 'Copyright, mo. Mr. Millard was th unofficial adviser to the Chinese delegation at the peace con ference at Versailles and at the league of nations assembly at Geneva. He is an American writer, has lived and travelled in China for 30 years and is considered to be one of the foremost authorities on Chinese affairs. - : ,, Paris, Dec. 27. The negotiations for (the renewal of the Anglo-Japa-nesej alliance are profoundly impor tant in the United States and China for they indicate that at a time when promising efforts are under way to estaousn afl entente oi mc ciigusu speaking peoples in all world ques tions, the British foreign office. is secretly negotiating an alliance with an imperialistic Asiatic power which appears to be directed against the United States. The policy of the British govern, ment as indicated by such an alli ance, inevitably will oestroy sym- pathetic relations between England and the United States and will ere I ate a cause for dissension between them.' . ; ' . r ' , At present the Japanese-British al liance is directed at Russia and Ger many. Those nations, however, are no longer serious factors in the Far Eastern situation. Aimed at America. The new alliance is aimed with America in view. If made effective, it will destroy the traditional American Pacific policy the Hav doctrine. The sinister character of, such an agreement is well understood in China, where the government and Chinese organizations recently pro tested against the renewal . of the alliance, The clauses concerning Man churia are recognized as camouflage forBritish consent for Japan s Aisur nation.', while clause three pt the points advanced by Japan, is plainly ment to establish Japan permanent ly in Shantung. ' Demands Attention. The situation demands immediate attention by. the new administration at Washington. In view of the cir cumstances, the American govern ment would be justified in notifying the British that such an alliance with Japan cannot be regarded but as menacing the United states. The alliance is a direct danger, or even a threat, to America, and may have to be met by the creation of naval power equal to that of Great Britain's and Japan's combined. . Those hoping the league of na tions can remedy discords, must consider clause four of Japan's pro posals, which reveals that those powers are arranging to ; support each other in the league. " It is inaccurate to compare the alliance with the Monroe doctrine for it is almost an exact antithesis of the United States' position in America. ' D. & R. G. Official . Dies" As He Prepares' To Retire From Duties Denver, Colo., Dec. 27. William M. Lampton, general freight agent of the Denver & Rio Grande rail road,, died here . at midnight. Mr. Lampton was strikejj in his office Friday while making arrangements to retire after 27 years continuous service with the railroad. , He was born in Missouri in 1863 and began his railroad service with the Texas & Pacific railroad. New York Short of Labor To Remove First Snowfall ' New York, Dec. 27.-rNew York, which today was removing from itn streets the fii;st snowfall of the year, discovered a shortage of la borers, notwithstanding reports of unemployment in the city. A call for 8,000 snow shovelers, with $5.20 for an eigh-hour day, at noon had brought comparatively little re sponse. ' District Judge of Cagper ; Elevated to Supreme Bench Cheyenne, Wyo., Dec. 27. Dis trict Judge Ralph Kimball of Cas per was appointed mstice of the Wyoming state supreme court to succeed Cyrus Beard,- deceased, by Gov. Robert D. Carey. Justice Beard died December 16, six weeks after his re-election for a term of 1 10 yeaxs. ' ' j Daily DECEMBER 28, : 1920. What's the Matter? What's the Matter? .. ' ' . ... .''..;'' . ' " ' ' -I . ! 14 Men Barely Escape'Death in Heavy Blizzard Two Omahans in Party Which Brared Raging Snowstorm To Reach Home in Time For Christmas. 1 ' How 14 traveling salesmen barely escaped death by freezing and how they battled two days for their lives in a blizzard in the western part of the state last, week, so they could reach their homes by Christmas eve was told yesterday by W. E. Coffey of Morris & Co., who is recovering from his experience at his home at 1810 Charles street. He and E. W. Lowe, 2C52 Dodge street, salesman for Cudahy & Co., and 12 others were at Atwood, Kan., last Monday when one of the worst blizzards in years visited that , vi cinity. The. party had planned on going to Trenton, Neb., Monday, but all trains were annulled. They hired autpmombiles Tues day and started for' Trenton. The snow at places' was five feet deep and a high wind blew it in clouds. The leading automobile breaking the way could not be seen by the one following and as soon as a path was broken it was filled by the drift ing snow. The man were forced to shovel snow and keep on -the alert to pre vent freezing. " The,' fiirst day they covered 12 miles ' and remained the next night af a raqdi house. Eight others', whai were not in Coffey's party continued to another, farm house where they remained all night. The next day the journey by Cof fey's party was continued by vagon. They madey the distance to Trenton, 18 raies, in about 10 hours. The men who had separated from Coffey finally made their way iato Trenton. Most of the party had Suffered frozen faces and ears. ' Coffey and Lowe, arrived in Oma ha Friday morning. Coffey ' sus tained frozen ears1 and face during his two-day journey, through the snow. - Youthful Firebug Takes Officers to Scene pf 13 Blazes Unionto'wn, Pa.. Dec. 27.A!bert Smith,, 19, of Fairhope, son of a real estate operator, under arrest in con nection with many mysterious fires the last several months, in which more than $1,000,000 worth of prop erty was destroyed, today accom panied state troopers to the scenes of 13 fires. Fayette county author ities said he admitted having know ledge of all. , - Tomorrow, say. the '-authorities, an examination 1 into Smith s . mental condition will bq begun. Prominent Colorado Bar Jlember Dies at Denver Denver. Colo.. Dec. 27. Wilbur Fisk Stone, former justice of the Colorado state supreme court, first general attorney of the Denver and Rio Grande railroad, and former edi tor of newsoaoers in Evansville. Incl.. and Omaha, Neb., died at hihoilie ncre today, tomorrow he would have been 87 years old. ' 100 Tokio Houses Burn. Tokio, Dec. 27. Fire destroyed 100 houses in Tokio today. The loss has not yet been ettimte4 , bee Mall (I yttr). Iiula 4th Zona. Daily tad Suadty. 19! Dally Only. M: Sunday, M OuttlaMth Zna (I yaar). Dally Suaday. lie: Dally Only, 112; Sunday Only, la Mercury Takes Sudden Slump Omaha 1 Below at 7 A. M. 5 Below at 91 Below at Noon " A sudden and unexpected drop in the' tefnperature yesterday was halted at 9 o'clock when the mer cury after a steady fall for four hours began to crawl up again. ' . At noon it was 1 below zero..,: At 9 in the morning it was 5 below zero. At S this morning it. was I below zero. - . ' The return to bitter cold came as a surprise after the "mild weather of Christmas day and Sunday. At 5 yesterday morniner when it was 1 degree below zero, the mercury be gan to tall, from 5 until 9 the mer cury dropped a degree an hour. At 10 it began to get warmer when the mercury registered 4 be low zero. At 11 it was 3 below and at 12 it was 1 below zero. The forecast indicated fair weather last night and Tuesday with rising temperatures. It was 18 degrees below zero at Valentine, Neb., at 7 yesterday morning. It was 8 below at North Platte, 20 below at Wclliston, N. D.. the coldest spot in the' United Mates yesterday; 18 below at Bis marck, N. D.; 10 above at Chicago; 6 above at Kansas City; 8 below at Sioux City; 2 below at Pes Moines. North Dakota Banks ' Continue to Close as Farmers Hold Grain ; Mmot, N. D. Dec. 27. The First Farmers banks at Minot was closed today. Depleted reserve was given as the reason. . ...... " Th First Security bank of Car pio, N. D., associated with the First Farmers of Minot, was closed this afternoon. The Minot and Carpio banks are owned by the Savings and ' Loan Trust company of Minot. G. A. Ebbert, general manager of the trust company, said the two banks were closed because of the refusal of farmers to sell grain and liquidate their notes. He said they unques tionably would be reopened. Fargo. N. D.. Dec. 27. Follow ing closing of the First Farmers bank at Minot, and the Bank of Carpio, it was stated Ijy Fargo bank ers that the Peoples State bank at Hatton, N. D., . was closed last Thursday. Two other banks in the state that have closed since the state banking department . recently adopted the policy, of making no announcement concerning closed, banks are the State Bank of Milton and 'he Mer chants State bank at .Napoleon. Twenty-seven banks have closed because of depleted reserves in the last six weeks. j kxplosiona in Gas Maius Arouse British Embassy' Washington, , Dec. 27. Residents of the British embassy and vicinity were awakened early today y sjn impromptu .(bombardmeiit, oresum ably due to leaky gas mains. One blast occurred within 150 yards of the embassy, bringing ' visions of bomb plot outrages to the police guard. Nine expiosious took place, manhole covers flying in all direc tions while the barrage lasted. Gas concentrations in electric conduits were believed to have started the trouble , Boy, Coasting, Is Seriously Hurt By Automobile George Jensen, 8, Suffers In juries That May Cause His Death as Result of Accident.' Breaking in a brand new sled, brought to him Saturday by Santa Claus, George Jensen, 8, 2402 St. Marys avenue, coasting down St. Marys kill at 2:45 yesterday after noon, was struck by an automobile driven by an undentified driver who speeded away. The lad lies unconscious in the Fenger hospital, suffering from a fractured skulL Police surgeons hold little hope for his recovery. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Jensen. The father is employed as a painter at the Alamito dairy. - The boy was sliding east on St. Marys avenue. The automobile was traveling north on Twenty-second street. J. C. Potter, 4620 North Sixteenth street, and L. C Nelson, 1578 Mili tary avenue, who picked up the in jured lad, told the police the auto mobile was a large touring car, with all, the side curtains up, and was travelling at a high rate of speed. As the machine dashed across St. Marys avenue, it struck the sled bearing the boy, hurling both sled and boy into the curbing with ter rific force. ' Potter and Nelson picked the lad up and carried him into the Stewart hospital, from which he was later moved to the' Fenger hospital. His head was badly crushed. Police have the licenscinumber of the car and a description of , the driver of the speeding car. Raids by Burglars Force Bank to Close Chicago, Dec. 27. Depositors of the Dressel Commercial and Sav ings bank waited in vain for its doors to open today and when the president, Andrew Dressel, could not be found, creditors petitioned Judge Carpenter in federal district court to adjudge the bank bank rupt. ,The Chicago Title and Trust company was appointed receiver. Other bank officials said the Dres sel bank's funds' had been depleted through the operations of holdup men and burglars during the past two years. The Weather Forecast. ' .Tuesday increasing cloudiness, rising temperature. Hourly Trnipernturiw. ft a. m I I I p. ni II II. a. in i I 18 p. m 7 a. m S I S r. m -.3 K h. m 4 14 it. m . -A 9 a. in 5 5 p. m -'- J" B. ni.....,.. 4 O p. in . it a. in S J 7 p m , t 14 (noon) 1 I p. m 0 Vwlndq'i Trmprrntiim, HI. L'w Rlmnrck .... 2 iVLand'r Urn-tun ii '- Lou jWifc-elvu. in r.-w 6S 50 Iliiffulo 2 2,Ncw Orlsii. nn R C'HlRnry 0 ('. New York..,.S 2(1 ('hoyxnne .. .42 North lVatta. . ! S C'lili-Rfto .13 14 81. l.ovil 24 16 iMMivrr " 4 Sun lrrnnriaco.St it Duluth 14 ; Sioux City. ...18 JckHonvllln.. .70 Valentin.- 10 15 KAnus Clty..CS j 8hlpprr' Bulletin. Protect Bhlninc-ntu dnrln th nc M to 36 houm from tomporaturm an follow. North Dtlll W,HL f llB-r.a ktnw uaa, .iwl tioulu. t' ro. THREE CENTS Bombarding Of Fiurae Is Started - , Army and Navy Combine in Attack Effort Is Hade to Sparc City From Dara- . age If Possihle. ' D'Annunzio Is Woundet- By Til Associated rM. Triefete, Dec. 27. The regulan under General Caviglia arc bom barding Fiume in combination wit , . the navy, a systematic siege heinis , under way. The guns are being di. rected against the barracks, the pal ace and similar buildings,, the in tention being to damage the city at little as possible. : ' , ' - . D'Annunzio Wounded. London, Dec. 27. Gabricle D'An nunzio is said to have been slightly wounded, according to the" Milai correspondent of , the Londoi: Times. The report that d'Atinun zio has been killed, the correspond ent adds, is officially denied. , Mourning in Venice. Venice, Dec. 27. eports of the death of Gabriele d'Annunzio Spread throughout Venice today. The Ital ian colors on the , flagstaff in St Martin Square were -immediately half masted and 'soon afterwards flags on houses were lowered. - - .Zara Capitulates. ' London, Dm; 27. Zara, a Dalmat ian port south of Fiume, has capitu lated to Italian government troops operating against Gabriele d'Annun zio. according to a Cenfral News dis patch received here today. The sur render occurred under a siege last ing several days, the dispatch states. A dispatch to the Stefani Agency from Rome says that amonir reoorts on the Fiume situation recieved, therev is one mat a company ot Aipim was ambushed and captured by the Fiuman legionaires, many are said to have been wounded when the Alpini offered resistance after they -were taken prisoners, through a ruse. Other reports state that the des troyer Espero, which joined d'An nupnzio forces recently, has been set afire and that, an attempt to revolt by citizens of Fiume has been re pressed with bloodshed by the re gency government. Air Mail Pilot In Narrow Escape Plane Wrecked in Landing at Ak-Sar-Ben Field Aviator Knocked Unconscious. Air. Mail Pilot Harry Bunting of Cheyenne, Wyo., was at Nicholas -Scnn hospital last night with pain ful, though not serious, body and face lacerations as the result of an accident at 11. -45 yesterday forenoon when his plane crashed 50 feet to the ground at Ak-Sar-Ben field. His plane was wrecked. It was stated, at the hangar last night that the accident occurred when Bunting attentWcd to maneuv er for a landing al n insufficient height above the snowcovered field. Bunting was removed from the wreckage of his machine by Assis tant Manager F. Pendleton of the Omaha air mail station and Pilot D. C. Smith of the Omaha-Chicago division. It was Bunting's secondi flight since joining the air! mail service. He was flying from Cheyenne to Omaha. The pilot was unconscious for a short time. It was reported at the hospital last night that he had re covered consciousness and apparent ly had suffered no serious injuries. Wool Growers Deny Fordney Bill Will Increase Prices Salt Lake City, Dec. 27. J. R. Marshall, secretary of the National Wool Growers' association, today issued a statement branding as "very misleadinc" an 9prlinn ottriKnt. to Congressman Madden of Illinois. to me enect tnat the duty rroposed on wool in the Fordney emergency lanu oiu wouia aoume tne price ot clothing. Mr. Marshall said: "The National Wool Growers' association has rpniatrlt- rw-intt out that but little connection, exists between the market price of wool and the selling of clothes. Three ana one-quarter pounds of scoured wool are Required for an average sized man's suit made from wor sted cloth. The Fordney bill pro vides a duty of 45 cents per pound on scoured wool. The duty on the wool entering into a suit would amount to $1.46, which is very far from 100 per cent of the price of any suit as Mr. Madden refers to. Also, an import duty on material does not necessarily mean that the manufacture will be increased by the amount of that duty. Home Brfwers Add to ' "Kick," But Not to Quality . Boston, Dec. 27. Those Massa- . chusetts citizens who brew their own intoxicating liquors have not. improved the product in 18 months' practice. Herman J. Lythgoe, chief of the division of food and drugs of. the state department ot health, slated it, his annual report. "It's all raw stuff," he added. The home brew, however, developed more of a kick this year, 1,429 sam ples reaching the state authorities showing an average increase in al coholic content from 13.54 per cent last year to 29.40 per cent in the last 12 month. . 1 t .