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WM. CHANDLER DIES
AT CONCORD HOME
Father of New Navy Closes
Life of Ceaseless Political
Activity at the Age
4 , ; . - ot 82. ! 1
Concord,-N. H., Not. 30.-William
Eaton Chandler, who, as secretary of
the navy it President Arthur' cabi
net, was largely responsible fof the
beginning of the modern United
States navy, died at his home here
today. . ,
While, in Washington last March
Mr, Ch.andler was stricken with ill
ness. He was able to return to' New
Hampshire later and spent' the sum
mer at his country estate tn Water
loo. This fall he came to his home
here, where his health steadily failed
Father of New Navy.
In a lifetime of ceaseless political
activity ana almost conunuons con
troversy tne one; title jreeiy accoraea
by men of all parties to William Ea
ton Chandler was that of "father of
the new. United States navy," As
secretary of the navy under President
Arthur-Mr. Lhandier on June ll,
1883, approved the plan for the re
organization of tne navy wnicn re
sulted in the development of the pres
ent fighting fleet
The democrats were very slow to
forgive Mr. Chandler for .the part he
took in , framing the electoral com
mission of 1876 and in placing Ruther
ford B. Hayes in the White House.
Democratic revenge wag wreaked
when the senate, in 1881, refused to
confirm President Garfield's appoint
ment of Mr. Chandler as solicitor gen
Born at Concord, N. H., December
28, 1835, Mr. Chandler was educated
at academies In New Hampshire and
Vermont and was graduated from
the Harvard law school at the age of
19. One of his classmates at the law,
school was Joseph II. Choate. He en
ered politics at once, seryed three
terms in the New Hampshire house of
representatives and was elected
speaker of the house when but 27
years old. His first entrance into" na
tional political affairs was as; one of
the founders of the republican party
and a supporter of Abraham Lincoln.
President Lincoln appointed him so
licitor and judge advocate general of
the navy m lo65 and three months
later he became first assistant secre
tarv of the treasury.
Organized Greeley Belief Expedition.
While secretary ot the navy Mr.
Chandler organized the expedition
which, under the command of. Cap
tain Wmneld S. bchley, went to the
relief of the Greeley Arctic explora
Fourteen years of service in the
rflTnited States senate nded when Mr.
&( handler was defeated for renotmna
Tion in 1901 by Henry E. Bumham.
His radical views on railroad legisla
tion, which brought him in opposi
tion to republican party leaders,
were responsible for this defeat. Dur
ing the t remainder of his life Mr.
Chandler made many attacks on what
he considered the undue influence ex
erted by railroads in New England
politics. His last federal position was
that of president of the Spanish war
claims commission, to which he was
named by President McKinley in
1901 and. reappointed by President
Baker Combats "Slacker .
Commissions" by New Rules
Washington, Nov. 30.So-called
"slacker eommisions," by which men
; of draft sg seek to escape Service
: in the ranks and get officers' places
. in non-combatant branches of the
t) army, have struck a snag jjj two gen
eral policies laid down by Secretary
They are. first, that no men of draft
age be commissioned unless it 'is
shown clearly that they are tetter fit--ted
for the special work to which they
are called than any civilian beyond
the draft age whose services can be
obtained, and, second, that no func
tion of the army that can be carried
on efficiently with civilians, shall be
placed; on military footing by com-:
missioning the'sien ncedeo to super
vise tJte"work '' "r '
Tht policy is founded1 on the theory
that then are older men in civil life
fitted for the special duties required
to whom such commissions could be
giveny leaving the men of draft age
to the operations of the law. It is
not desirable, however, to make any
hard Sand fast rule against staff com
missions for draft, since there cer
tainly are special cases which should
Hungarian Socialists Make
Demonstration Against War
Amsterdam, Nov. 30. A great so
cialist demonstration at Budapest on
Sunday in favor of an armistice and
peace ,is reported by i the - Vossische
Zeitupg of Berlin. Declarations were
jnade that democraoy must employ all
means to end the war, and that it. is
impossible to bring peace by force of
arms; 1 These statements led to a
demonstration against the war and in
favor! of a general1' strike,
A resolution was adopted opposing
the aims of the pan-Germans and an
nexation of Poland and Livonia by
Germany. The meeting voted in favor
of holding an international labor con-
ferente at Stockholm.
Former German Consular
Agent Arrested in California
Los" Angeles. Cal., Nov. 30. Karl
Friedrich Wiedemann, arrested last
night by federal authorities, was said
today to have been taken into custody
on a presidential warrant.
Wiedemann, federal agents said,
formerly was a German ' consular
agent in China, later a cartoonist en
newspapers in the orient and enlisted
in the United States cavalry in Ma
nila, finally eoming here. He had es
tablished connections in certain quar
ters of fashionable society, it was re
ported, and friends said he and a
University of California student,
daughter of a San Francisco man,
Liberty Loan Boosters
Hold Confab in Capital
Washington, Nov. 30.To perfect
Mberty loan organizations through
t the country for the period of the
war. Secretary McAdoo today called
a conference of representatives of Lib
erty loan committees, in each of the
12 federal reserve districts and of the
V woman's Liberty loan organization,
8.0 be held m Washington Decem
Four Generations in This Prominent
Nebraska Family Poses for Picture
m& " m V 1 1 iw 5 'a 4r Yrv
Mr. Elizabeth McKinnon, 72 years
old, was born in Tain, Scotland. She
s of "country gentlemen" lineage.
Her grandfather, Meikle, designed a
number of Scottish castles. While in
charge of the construction of one of
these castles, Mr. Meikle voluntarily
raised the wastes of workmen from
12 cents per day to 25 cents per day,
an act which endeared him in the
hearts of the working class all over
;EASE TRAFFIC TIEUP
Ask More Seal Tugs to Relieve
Congestion to the East;
. . JMake Further Freight
(Br AworUted Frets.)
Pittsburgh, Nov. 30. To' enable
the moving of more coal to the New
England states and to relieve the con
gestion on eastern railroads, the gen
eral operating committee of the rail
roads board .today . asked, through
General Black, qhief of engineers, a,nd
Dr. H. A. Garfield, federal fuel ad
ministrator, that more sea-going tugs
be furnished to move boats of shallow
draught from the ports of Baltimore,
Philadelphia and New York to New
England points. The congestion is
du,e, the committee believes,, to the
commandeering by the Navy depart
ment of 25 per cent of the sea-going
tugs. ... .. "' '..
Amplifying the order issued yes
terday diverting traffic from the
Pittsburgh gateway another order has
been sent to eastern railroads provid
ing "that ul freight west-bound from
New tnglantj, New yorle, rnuadeU
phia, Baltimore, Harrisbufgh and in
termediate points be embargoed and
diverted to northern routes.
..The committee, at its meeting to
day, adopted a resolution- asking the
eastern seaport lines to Organize over
seas committees, one for each of the
deJpbia, Baltimpre.and Norfolk. The
object of, these committees is "to ob
tain close co-operation with tne aiiieq
overseas executive . committee and
with the United States authorities and
tpereby obtain best results m the rail
movement of overseas traffic?'
Oklahoma Coal-' Operators '
1 Get Five-Cent Advance
McAlester. OkL: Nov. 30. Okla
homs, coal operators and H. A. Gar
field, federal fuel ' administrator,
smoothed over sheir difficulties, ac
cording to a telegram received here
tonight from William Wilkinson,
president of the Oklahoma-Arkansas
district, United Mine Workers of
America, who' is1 in Washington.
A tentative agreement has been
reached, which will allow the oper.
ators an advance of 5 cents a ton, the
advance to be retroactive to Novem
ber 1, Mr-Wilkinson says, in his tel
egram to E.' F. Ross, secretary of
District No 21,
Fays Extra Dividend.
Rochester. . N. Y.. Nov. 30.-With
the payment of an, extra dividend of
7lt per cent the Eastman Kodak com
pany will have paid to holders 01 its
common stock this year dividends of
50 per cent.
Rrst Aid for
The same gentle, healing medication
which makes Resinol a standard remedy
for skin-troubles makes h a most relia
ble dressing for cuts, burns, scalds,
chafings, and similar emergencies.
An dmigiiU tell Rerinol. Keep t J on W.
Scotland. He was also a prominent
Mason. - -' ,
Mrs, McKinnon was married in
Glasgow. She came to Canada in
1867 and to the United States five,
years later, - and settled finally in
western Nebraska in 1889. Mr. Mct
Kinnon died 13 years ago. Grandmi
McKinnon is hale and hearty and ac
tive, and is ."doing her bir knitting
sweaters and socks for the boys at the
front. ' 1
German Invents Substitute for 7
Gasoline; Valuable IfoiUoats
Mineola, N. Y., Nov. 30. -An ord
Mineola, N. Y., Nov. 30. An owler
restraining Louis Enricht, a German
inventor, of a so-called substitute for
gasoline, from disposing of his prod
uct and from giving out information
regarding it wis signed here today by
Supreme Court Justice Manning, The
substitute' is declared to bo of Value
in the operation pf submarines, ac
cording to a bill of particulars filed
with the complaint in which the" re
straining order was asked.
Jbnricht, who is 70 years oltf, and
who was born in Germany, is alleged
Use Wood for Coal; ,
- Relieve Fuel Tieup
: Washington, Nov. 30,To help
meet the shortage of 50,000,000 tons,
in the country's coal- supply, the
fuel administration in co-operation
with the Department of Agriculture '
has inaugurated an intensive cam
paign for the substitution of wood
' for COal. ' : f:ir.y
"One cord of hard wood is equal
to a ton of coal," said an announce,
ment by the fuel administration
"One ton is released for use in !
work for every cord of wood sub,
ctituted. Statistics show that there':
is a vast amount of dead wood in
many sections of the country and
that the supply of wood in many
communities is sufficient for do
mestic purposes in these parts,"
Looking -fort work? Turn "to the
Help Wanted Cdlumas now. You
will find hundreds of positions listed
(no mirror) ,
Buffets, in golden oak and fumed. .,vy.:.. $13.75, $16, $18
Fumed Oak Buffet, 5 feet in
This 48-in. Table, 6-ft. extension
Seat Chairs. Golden, oak.
sYE SSVE YDU MOfEY THERE ARE REASONS jJ
Howard Street, between 15th and 16th. ... .
THE BEE; OMAHA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1.1917.
Mrs: Nettie Shumway is the wife of
A. J. Shumway, for 15 years a promi
nent abstract and title man of Scotts
blufL Mrs. Myrtle Westervelt is the
wife of J. W. Westervelt, son of E. T.
Westervelt, publisher of the Scotts
Left to rights Mrs. Myrtle Wester
velt, Mrs. Nettie Shumway, Master
James Neal Westervelt, Mrs. Eliza
er to have negotiated wit'sp!? and
to nave negowateo witn -spies and
representatives of the German gov.
ernmeht now In tbis'cjnuntry" for the
sale of hi formula tq,Germany.
Th$,bilhf parWculart declares: that
prior td America entering the war,
Enricht, proposed to sell his lecret to
Germany for $1,500,000; and that on
November, 12 jse agreed, to. let it be
sold to-the United States government
for $500,000 cash, and $5,000,000 a year
for 15 years on condition that none of
r America allies
in the war should
share the' Secret.
Ishii Jells Jap. Emperor. ,
His Adventures in U. S. A.
Tokio. Nov. 30. The emneror to.
day received the report of Viscount
Ishii, head of thj Japanese mission, to
the United States, which recently re
turned to Tokio. The emperor sent a
message to-President Wilson, thank-
tng the president for the Splendid re
cention accorded the mission, autrur-
ng the future happinese of the two
nations, which would be forever grate-
tuuy remembered m japan.
ly A WEEKr PAY? THE BILL-.
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fciiiKiiniiw imii ii 1 1 ; I
and 4 Leather
CLOTMINOON CRtoTfX ft 8
N. Y. FETES ARMY
ON TURKEY DAY
Dinners at 5o Provided for
Poor; Actors Stage Contin
uous Program in Madison
(By Anlatl Prwut.)
New York. Nov. J0.Neither the
high cost of turkey nor food con
servation had any visible effect upon
the observance of Thanksgiving day
In New York: But there was mar.
tial note in the festivities, which has
been lacking in other years, for thou
sands of soldiers, sailors and marines
were honored guests in homes, clubs,
hotels and restaurants. In fact, so
great was the desire to honor the na
tion's fighting men that there were
not enough of them to ko around and
many persons who had extended invi
tations had to do without khaki or
blue clad guests.
It was essentially a soldiers' holi
day and estimates placed the number
of them entertained in the city at
30,000. The day began with services
m the churches, where prayers for
the success and honor of America's
arms were offered by hundreds of
pastors, priests and rabbis. Then foU
lowed the feasting and the entertain
ments. Stage Free Entertainment.
rrobablv the highest event of the
day was the dinner and entertainment
given at Madison Square Garden by
the Patriotic' Service learue. A uni-
form was all the admission ticket re
quired and 6,000 soldiers and sailors
received a cordial welcome. Scores of
famous actors and musicians provided
a continuous program from 3:30
o'clock in the afternoon until mid
night. While the men of democracy's
Now, then, you ladies who have oft, regarded some Orkin Bros.' suit or other with
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Mind you, Orkin Brothers do not merely aay "aome suits," or "special lot" of suitsbut .
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styles, its precise workmanship, its wide range of shades and its diversity of .fabrics.
It's AU; yours at HALP:';,!-v , ; , 'i:;;;
This "HALF OFF suit event merely proves which way the wind blows; proves to
you ho.w earnest and extreme is the desire of Orkin Brothers to close out every vestige
of present stocks, before entering the new quarters in the new v Wolf-Hiller-Conant
Hotel building at 16th and Harney streets, Saturday will be the greatest spoken , of
"Suit Day" ever held in Omaha; more suits will be sold; more suits will please, and
inost of these suits will have come from here. , - , i
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While 'tis true that Saturday's efforts will be centered upon Suits, please remember
that any Coat, Dress, Skirt, Fur or Waist is still offered at "Removal Sale" Prices. , v
ORKIN BROTHERS 1519-21 Douglas St. South Side ;
Force Russ Banker to .
Finance New Regime
Petrograd, Nov. 30,A decree
has been issued by Nikoli Lenine
and Leon- Trotaky, the BoU
sheviki premier and foreign minis,
ter respectively, giving the com
missioner of the State bank the
right to issue from the state
treasury a short time advance to
the council of commissaries of
The decree followed a confer,
ence of the commissioner and the
bank authorities, after which the
bank managers resigned. Their
places have been filled by ap.
pointees of the Workmen's and
Soldiers' delegates, which will
doubtless insure the acquisition of
the funds mentioned.
army were the ones the city delighted
most to honor, the poor were not for
gotten. St. Andrew's society served
more than 2.000. A line two blocks
long formed in Eighth street early
this morning and all who came were
made welcome. The Third street
Young Men's Christian association
near the Bowery served -turkey din
nets at 5 cents each to 2,000 needy
men. The Bowery Mission had as its
guests more than 800 men it had res
cued from the slums.
Shell Hits Munitions
Wagon; Two Sammies Die
With the American Army in France,
Nov. 30.The killing of two American
soldiers and the wounding of five
others several days ago, already re
ported, was due to a heavy German
shell, which hit a loaded ammunition
wagon. Some of tho men were on the
wagon and others were nearby when
the shell, which was a chance shot,
struck. The wagon, with its cargo,
was blown up. Some of the wounded
are in a serious condition and all are
in the hospital.
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Germans Pray for the
Success of U, Si Arms
Baltimore, Md, . No,. . 30, Sev.
eral thousand native born Germans
and their descendants gathered y
here today in St fames' Catholic 1
church and prayed. for President.
Wilson and tne men who nave
fallen so far in the war. One bun-'
dred and twenty members . of the
congregation are In the United ;
. win f? tsciwmIi,
Teumih, Neb., No. 14, (SpeeUl T1'
f ram.) Teeumaeh Win tehool defatted
Favaoa Ctly High lotioo at toot ball tier
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