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VOI XXXIX NO. 21.
OMAIIA, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 7, 1909 SEVEN SECTIONS FORTY-FOUR PAOES.
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Colored Man in North Should Help
His Brother in South, Says
Booker T. Washing-ton.
ON THE TARIFF
low Senator Makes an Extended
Address to Marquette Club
ALDHICII BE0Iy .f f
Faint Heart Ne'er Won Fair Lady
Senator Makes an Extended Address
to the Commercial Club of
TALES ON MONETARY' REFORM
Definite Plan for Proposed Law Not
HE ASKS FOR CO-OPERATION
A (. --i-'
Big Four Official Creates Sensation
. by Declaring Clerk Exacted
DISCREDIT OF ONE HURTS OTHER
EEPLIES TO SPEAKER CAHTTON
' ;W. . I
a r I , fc TAne-'' ' -
Takes Exception to "Uncle Joe's"
Speeches in Iowa.
DIFFERENCES WITHIN PARTY
Wants Fair and Candid Discussion of
Literal Application of Hla I ttfrancra
Would Head Majority of Mn
Oat of Part? In All JVorta
CHICAGO, Nov. . Senator Curnmin of
Iowa was th ptinclial speaker at the an
nuel banquet of the Marquette club here
Senator Cummins made a spirited reply
to F9 aker Joseph U. Cannon, who recently
criticised the attitude of tlje senator and
"Insurgents" as to the tariff and declared
thut Hcnator Cummlr.e practically pro
posed to Join hands with Bryan.
Mr. Cummins branded the latter asser
tlon as false, declaring It to be 'simply an
tioucal to blind passion and a senseless
Furthermore, ha said, there was no In
tention to accept as final the revision of
the tariff against which the 'Insurgents-'
W t marvel at not only tha audacity, but
the madness which Inspires the attack
Which has been made upon the Insurgents
for If Mr. Cannon and his allies shall be
successful In putting every man out of
the. republican party who would not have
voted for the tariff bill had he been a
member of congress, ie win have eliml
natrd a majority of the republicans In
every northern state from Ohio to the
Itocky Mountains," declared Senator Cum
Further along the speaker said: "To say
that the tariff bill Just adopted Is not a
fulfillment of the republican platform Is
only the truth and It contains no Invita
tion or suggestion to any republican to
forsake hla party candidate."
Mr. Cummins said that the republicans
In sympathy with the Insurgents Intended
to reduoe the Influence of leaders In the
party, mentioning Senator Aldrlch, Speaker
Cannon and Representative Payne In this
connection, to that point at which they
wilt feel It necessary to consult rather
"Our .struggle," he declared, with, em
phasis, "will not be to exclude anybody
from the republican party, but upon the
principle involved we ask no quarter "and
hall give none,"
Mr. Cummins said he Intended to
strengthen a crusade for a tariff commis
sion. Hallway rate regulation and the currency
question were also discussed by the
Opens Oona oa fno,
Mr. Cummins, In beginning his remarks,
refrred to the controversy within the
party ranks, said he was anxious to pre
) serve the party strength, and took the op
portunity to speak of tho dispute In the
hope that it better understanding may
follow a fair and candid discussion of tne
differences of opinion.
"A month ago," said he, "a distinguished
son of Illinois came to Iowa obviously
angry, and therefore In one of his hysteri
cal moods. He made a speech ostensibly
In defense of the rules of the house of
rt presentalrYes, but which was, In fact,
an assault upon those who had opposed the
V republican majority In congress upon the
' tariff measure. Not content with burning
us at the stake, he scattered our ashes
to the four winds in order to make sure
that we would be lost to the republican
to a pre'-
forever and ever. He exalted ine
-eminence among the Insurgents,
which I do not deserve, but which I would
be proud to occupy, and declared with a
vehemence which you who know him will
appreciate that 1 had become on ally of I
certain eloquent gentlemen whose quad
rennial business has been to carry the
democratic banner to overwhelming defeat.
i "Warming to his work, he made another
tech a few days ago at Elgin, in whloh
he repeated In all the colors of his rainbow
phraseology the denunciation of those who
committed the horrid crime of voting
against the tr.rtff bill, and again consigned
them to the lowest depths of democralto
perdition And then to completely satisfy
his lust for blood, he assigned to Senator
LaFollette and myself a superheated
chamber In this region of the damned.
With all these Imprecations, expulsions and
exterminations still ringing In my ears, I
feel like a member of the fated brigade
of which the poet sang:
Cannon to the right of them,
Cannon to the left of them.
Volleyed and thundered.
No Exaalaloa for Standpatters.
"The day has come for an Inquiry Into
the qualifications of a republican. I am
willing to accept an arbiter, but It will not
be Aldrlch. It will not be Payne, It will
not be Cannon. They are all republicans,
and I hope they will continue to be re
publicans. I assume they voted according
to their consciences; and while I differ
from them materially and emphatically, I
have no disposition to enter the business
ot expelling men from the republican party
' A o long as they yield even a nominal al
" Isglsnee to republican platforms and sup
port republican candidate. I say of them
(and I say It with the utmost feeling for
them personally) that the republicans who
are In sympathy with the course pursued
by tha liunu genta Intend to take away
from these men some of the power which
they now csviase. and intend to reduce
their lnf.uet.ee to that point at which they
will feel U necessary to consult rather
than to command.
"It will not avail Mr. Cannon and hi
associate anything to declare that w have
Joined hands with the democratic party
for every Intelligent man knows that this
la simply an appeal to a blind passion and
a senseless prejudice. The Insurgents be
lieve that the republican party Is the best
iutttru mentality to secure and maintain
good government. They are proud of Its
history, they love Its traditions and I
venture the prediction that In the cam
paign .of, next year their voices will be
beard fftjfa above all others defending Its
IPonUnued. Sixth. Pgej
CINCINNATI. Nov. . Admitting his
own responsibility for a large shortage In
his accounts as local treasurer of the Big
Four railroad In this city, C. L. Y.'airlr.cr.
this morning elated to the Associated Press
that he was not the only one Involved In
the shortage estimated at 1100,000.
A warrant will be Issued charging em-
Dezziement or runds in his custody was
the substance of a notice given last night
to Warriner. The warning. It was said
was riven to Warriner and his friends In
advance In order that he might arrange
The announcement from Chicago that
Eddie Cook, former clerk In the Big Four
financial department In this city, was the
person named by Warriner as the man
to whom he paid money for years In the
form of tribute to huBh up a former de
falcation created a Bcnsatlon here.
A warrant charging Warriner with em
bezzlemcnt of SM.000. funds of the Big Four
Railroad company, was Issued this morn
ing. "I am glad I have been found out," said
"Well. I'll say one thing to you," added
Warriner, "I am not alone In this, and I
want te say another thing. I never
played a game of poker In my life. There
is no woman In the case, that Is, as far
as I am concerned. The perfect under-
standing between me and my wife pre
cludes my being mixed up with any
woman. The other man has to do with
her, not me." '
Warriner, It Is said, fjrst took money
to speculate In wheat.
Warriner, when arrested this afternoon,
requested that he be allowed to remain In
his room pending an effort to secure bonds
men, but his request was refused and he
was taken before a Justice and the war
rant was Issued. ,
Warriner waived preliminary examina
tion and was held under $20,000 bond to an
swer to the grand Jury.
Warriner declared that he ha not a oent
In the world, but that friends have to
come to hla assistance and that he hopes
to be able to furnish the required bond.
No Aid Wanted,
Declare the Danes
University of Copenhagen Declines to
Allow American Committee to Be
Present at Cook Investigation.
COPENHAGEN, Nov. 8. The consistory
of the University of Copenhagen today de
clined to accept the proposal of the Na
tional Geographic society that a commit
tee representing the American body he
present when the North polar records of
Dr. Cook are first examined.
A message was sent to Prof. Willis L.
Moore, president ' of the . National Geo
graphlo society at Washington, as follows:
'The university cannot accept the offer
of assistance, taking It for granted that
the data and records after our examina
tion will ba placed at the disposal of
other scientific Institutions."
WASHINGTON, Nov. .-In solentlflc cir
cles the Danish university's refusal to
permit a committee from the National
Geographic society to be present when Dr.
Cook's records are first examined did not
create any surprise.
Henry Gannett', vice president of the so
ciety and a member of the committee
which upheld Peary's claim, asserted that
the university's, action was not unex
pected. Mr. Gannett, who Is a member of the
committee recently appointed by the so
clety to pass on the priority of North
pole records, declined to discuss the com
mittee's plans now.
Funeral of Late General is Con
ducted from Washington
WASHINGTON. Nov. S.-Th funeral of
Brigadier-General John J. Copplnger (re
tired), who died at his home here Thurs
day night was conducted with full military
observance this morning, from St. Math
ew's church. Interment was In Arlington
National oemetery. N
The pallbearers were Major-General Rob
ert M. O'Rellley, retired; Brigadier Theo
dore A. Sen wan, retired; Rear Admiral W.
a Schlel, IT. 8. N., retired; Colonel Robert
Emmett, 17. 8. N., retired; Brigadier-Gen
eral Clarence B. Edwards, TJ. 8. A.; Colonel
George W. Dunn, Majors Frank Mclntyre
and David Stanley; Captain Alexander
Perry, Chief Justice Clabaugh of the su
preme court of the District of Columbia
and John D. Crlmmins of New York.
Cardinal Gibbons assisted at the funeral
services as did Mgr. Falconlo, papal dele
gate, and Mgr. Dee.
The governors of the Metropolitan, club,
of which the late officer was a member,
and a special commissioner of the Loyal
Going to Sue
"Brrrrrrrr. Bzzzzxzxzzx. Whrrrrrrrr."
"Information," said Fred Hughes as he
pulled the receiver from the jingling 'phone
at Union station.
"Have you seen my wife? She's running
away with another man," said the voice
at the other end.
Fred Is a new clerk at the depot and
doesn't know everybody yet. He told the
man he hadn't seen any eloper. Then he
hung up. "
"Brrrrrrrrrr. Bzzxxszszss," went the
'phone again the next morning. '
"If you see my wife have her arrested.
She's going out on the Overland Limited."
"All right," answered Fred, "but what's
your nam and what doe your wife look
Advice of Business Men Needed to
COMMISSION STILL AT WORK
Project for Creation ot Big Ceatral
Dank of Issue is Not Mentioned
Methods of Other
CHICAGO, Nov. S Senator Nelson W.
Aldrlch of Rhode Island, before the Com
mercial club here tonight, delivered the
first of a series of western speeches on
currency reform end the work of the
monetary commission, of which he la
To those who expected Senator Aldrlch
to use the occasion for the promulgation
of the central bank project or any other
plan or theory of national finanoe, his
speech was In the nature of a surprise.
He declared at the outset 'that the ques
tion of a definite plan for reforming ex
isting conditions has not ,et been taken
up by the commission, and he added
that no plan would be adopted "until after
an opportunity has been afforded for the
most careful and exhaustive study of all
the conditions that surround the prob
lem." Appeal for Co-operatloa.
He saM he had accepted the present oc
casion " as an opportunity "to make an
earnest appeal to you, as the representa
tive men of an important section of the
country, to give to the commission the
advantage of your valuable counsel and
co-operation In securing the adoption of
a satisfactory reedlal plan one that will
surely conserve and promote the vital In
terests of all the people of this great
nation." - .,;
Senator Aldrlch paid tribute to the busi
ness men of Chicago, which he described
as "perhaps the most important financial
center of the country," as having by their
enterprise, ability and foresight, con
tributed largely to the upbuilding of a
great and prosperous empire, and he
pledged the best efforts and Judgment of
the monetary commission "to secure the
adoption of a monetary system the wisest
and best the world has seen."
' Btar Task for Commlaaloa.
The senator said In part:
"It Is my purpose tonight to call the at
tention of the bankers and business men
ot Chicago to some of the more salient
features of the work of the National Mone
tary commission. The questions committed
It it are so vast and Involve so many col
lateral Issues, that my statement must
necessarily be fragmentary and Incomplete.
The Importance of the task of finding legis
lative remedies for 'the defects and weak
nesses of our currency and monetary sys
tem cannot be overestimated. The Indus
trial and commercial development of the
country, the healthy groweh of its banking
facilities; In fact, the continued march of
national progress and prosperity, which all
hope for, will be either greatly accelerated
or retarded by the wisdom or unwisdom of
the action which may ls taken looking to
a solution of the problems submitted to the
"We expect to be able to give to the
publlo within a comparatively short time
the fullest information with refereno to
the experience and practical methods of
other countries and of our own. This In
vestigation will be the most complete and
comprehensive with reference to these sub
jects that has ever been taken.
"When this record has been submitted,
and time has been given to analyze c care
fully, we shall, before reaching any deci
sion, 'ask the representatives of business
Interests throughout the country for an
opinion as to what, If any, portion of It Is
pertinent and valuable In the formulation
of a plan for the United 8tates."
Women Ready for
Suffrage Headquarters Are Estab
lished at Sioux Falls by State
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., Nov. .-SpeclsX)
The annual convention of the South Da
kota Equal Suffrage association, after hav
ing been In session In Sioux Falls several
days, has concluded Its , work and today
the women from all parts of the state who
attended it are returning to their homes.
At a business session of the convention,
toward the close. Sioux Falls was selected
as the headquarters of the association dur
ing the coming campaign. A number of
other cities In the state were candidates
for Selection as the place for the head
quarters, but owing to the better facilities
of Sioux Falls, and the advantages which
the executive committee could realize from
a location here, this city was selected.
Mrs. Julius H. Johnson of Fort Pierre,
president of the state association, was
unanimously elected to the position of
chairman of the campaign committee.
Depot for '
His Wife Elope
Too late; the man dldn t hear. At any
rat, the wife and her affinity haven't
been found and th Union Depot company
face a damage suit.
George liowen stormed Into th office of
th Information bureau at th station
shortly before noon. Bowen hall from a
farm over on th Iowa side near Council
Bluffs. He told hla story to the station
master with a vehemence and signs ot vio
lence to th men In th office.
"I'll sue th company," h exclaimed.
"They'v aided that scoundrel In running
off with my wife. -It's a crime. I'll get
Mr. Keen, Mr. Stlllman and, Hughes tried
their best to explain, but the man wouldn't
listen. The men wer te blara for letting
his wife get away.
5 .!-?te?a .?
LYTIE ATH CAUSES STIR
Snpprffjj1 Suicide Relative of Ben-
SISTER A SUICIDE IN CHICAGO
Death ot Mary Lytle Following
llsmnlsg Tonr In Which Brother
, Shot Negro Created Big
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Nor. 6.
That death was due to alcoholism Is the
decision of Coroner D. E. Law, In th
case of W. F. Lytle of Murfeys
boro, Tenn., who was found dead. In bed
in the Antlers hotel In this city yemerday
morning.. Coroner Law found that Lytle
had been en a debauneh -fos, se ral days.
Jennie. Mitchell, th woman wiom Lytle
registered a his wife and who was held
pending Investigation was released today.
DENVER, Nov. . Acoordlng to th News,
th man who was found dead In a room
at th Antlers hotel In Colorado Springs
yesterday Is William Lytle, a member
of. one of the oldest and most prominent
families In Tennessee, which Is related
to that of former President Benjamin Har
rison. The New asserts that Lytle's
father Is Evander Lytle of Murfeysboro,
Tenn., and that W. F. Lytle, a confed
erate general and one of th richest men
In Tennessee, Is his grandfather.
The cause of Lytle's death la still a
mystery, but the woman. Miss Jennie
Mitchell, recently of this city, but who
halls from Chicago,- who had been with
him for two days previous and Who was
In his room in Colorado Springs when his
death was dleoovered. Is bstng held pend
ing Investigation. She declares that at
Lytle's request she administered a dose
of aromatlo spirits of ammonia and that
then they both retired ; to take a nap.
When she awoke Lytl was lying dead
on the bed.
Lytle Is said to have been Implicated
In the shooting of a negro In August, fol
lowing a trip through the Tenderloin In
Chicago, with a girl he claimed was his
sister. The latter committed suicide a few
days later In the Auditorium Annex.
Lytle's father Is said to have spent a
fortune to clear hltry of his trouble.
Snlclde of Mtaa Lyttle.
CHICAGO, Nov. . The suicide of Mary
Lytle at the Auditorium Annex created
a sensatlpn In Chicago and in parts of
the south in August, 1903. The woman
shot herself twice in the right side after
a slumming tour with a man believed to
have been her brother, whose name at that
time was said to be Henry R. Lytle. The
woman was registered as "Mrs. Henry
Olover, Montgomery, Ala."
The suicide's Identity was established
when Mrs. Evander Lytle of Murfeys
boro. Tenn., came to Chicago and Identi
fied the body as that of her daughter.
The mother failed tox throw light on the
man who had been tne girl's companion.
It was found at the time that Miss
Lytle was related to Mrs. Carter B.
Harrison of Murfeysboro, slster-ln-law of
the late Benjamin Harrison. She was a
granddaughter of General William Lytle.
The slumming tr:p resulted In the shoot
ing of Jacob Smith, a negro musician, who
was dangerously Injured by the man now
believed to have been William Lytle,
brother of the woman who committed sui
cide. Lytle escaped after the shooting,
and. It Is believed, that fear of the
notoriety caused th young woman to end
blTY DIES IN FATHER'S ARMS
Abceaa Canard by Kick ot Horse
Break aad Death Boon
MADISON. Neb.. Nov. S (Special Tele
gram.) Friday afternoon Clarence Wolf
gram, the 13-year-old son of August Wolf
gram, met a very sad death. Several years
ago he was kicked on the head by a horse
and since that time an abscess has been
slowly growing and as he was standing
on a bank watching graders he became
overbalanced and fell, striking on his head
and breaking the abscess. He got up and
walked about ten feet and fell dead Into
his father's arms.
AGED 10 WAN DIES IN FIRE
San. .el Kargahar of Lecm la Baraed
ta Death la HI
DES MOINES, la., Nov. (.-Samuel
Farguhar, aged 72. a retired business man
at Lon, la., was burned to death last
night In a fir that practically destroyed
w c , -a v
Paris and Keycs
Part in Murder
Men Who Turn State's Evidence Give
Testimony in Ten Sleep Case
at Basin, Wyo.
BASIN. "Wyo.. Nov. 8. (Special Tele
gram.) Sensational developments took
place In the Ten Sleep creek murder coses
today , when Albert Keye and Charles
Faris, themselves participants In the raid
last April, confessed to their parts In the
murders' o fthree sheepmen and the sub
sequent cremation of the corpses of two
Sine th end of the grand Jury term,
when Indictments were returned against
seven cattlemen reports have credited
Keyes and Faris with having turned state's
evidence In return for promised Immunity.
In th prosecution's opening statement
th fact was flatly announced ' and to
day's confirmation therefore comes only
a si half surprise. Both men declared that
when they Joined the raiders It was with
a distinct understanding that no human
lives were to be taken, but that the sheep
and property of the Allemand-Emge out
fit were to be destroyed and the men
warned to get out of the country and stay.
Keyes denied having seen a mart shot or
having fired a shot himself. Faris admitted
discharging his rifle four or five times
and declared under oath that he was wit
ness to the death of Allemand, owner of
the sheep outfit, and declared Herbert
Brink, defendant now on trial, fired the
Previously Pierre Caffarel and Charles
Helmer, herders, who were captured when
the camp was raided, testified that they
had been summoned by armed and masked
men about 10:30 o'clock the night of April
t, taken from the wagons, commanded to
dress and were then marched away over
a slight hill out of sight of the wagons
and made to lie down while the raiders
did their work. Caffearel' testlf ledthat he
did not recognise any ot the members of
the attacking party, but Helmer declared
that the mask of one of them fluttered
In the breeze long enough for him to. rec
ognise the features 'of Ed Eaton, In Jail
and under Indictment. Helmer admitted
withholding the Identification of Eaton.
CROSS FOR TWO WRIGHTS
Inslgmla of Legion of Honor Cos.
I ferred on the American
NEW TORK. Nov. . Orvllle and Wil
bur Wright, the aviators. It became known
today, have been presented with the Cross
of the Legion of Honor by the republio of
France, through It consul general here,
M. Ettenne Lanel.
The ceremony took place yesterday at
the French consulate.
CHILD IS BURNED TO DEATH
Foar-Year-Old Buy Dead and Grand
mother Seriously Iajored
MARSHA LLTOWN. Is., Nov. 6. (Special
Telegram.) Carroll Andrews, aged i years,
was fatally burned and his grandmother,
Mrs. Emma Weatherby, seriously burned
in a fire which the child started and which
caught his clothes. Mrs. Weatherby was
burned In trying to save the child.
Roosevelt Was All Right
When Last Heard From
ENTEBBE, Uganda, Nov. 6. The rumors
that harm has come to Colonel Roosevelt
may be denied with assurance. The last
word from the party came out November
t, and at that date nothing unusual had
The following message from the British
commissioner at Eldarma Ravine was re
ceived here at 2 o'clock this afternoon.
"Roosevelt was In excellent health Oc
tober Ti and news of the party received
on October SO reported all well. A letter
dated November 3 has been received from
the party, who at the time the message
was sent was on the Guao UIshu plateau.
The letter made no mention at all of Col
onel Rooaavelt. If aiy of th party Is sick
we ar th nearest medical help and have
rcoelvad no new of such sickness."
Th Roosevelt party was at Eldama Ra
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MME. STEINilEIL GIVEN REST
Defendant in Murder Trial Allowed
POLICE INTRODUCE TESTIMONY
Evidence Tends to Show that Womaa
Wmn Loosely Ronnd and
Gas Wae Not In
PARIS, Nov. 6 Madame Stelnhell. who
was led fainting from the court room yes
terday, was not called to the stand when
the trial was resumed today.
The prosecution had announced that It
would call sixty-seven witnesses and three
of those who were heard late yesterday.
The opening examination today was along
the same lines, police witnesses being In
troduced to describe the appearance of the
Stelnhell home Immediately after Adolph
Stelnhell and his mother-in-law, Madame
Japy, had been murdered
The purpose of the testimony was to
show that there were no evidences of a
genuine character to support the claim of
the widow that robbery was the motive for
The first witness called today was Remy
Coulliard, formerly a servant In the Steln
hell household, but who Is now In the mili
tary service. He appeared In the uniform
of a dragoon.
It was Coulliard who discovered Mme.
Stelnhell bound and gagged In her bed and
the bodies of her husband and step-mother
in adjoining rooms. He recounted today
the story which he had told the police,- In
his examination special emphasis was laid
on the condition in which Mme. Stelnhell
was found and the way In which she was
bound and gagged.
Pearl Foand la Pocket.
'Soon after the crime Coulliard left the
service of Mme. Stelnhell and on Novem
ber 21, 1908, he was arrested on suspicion
of having been Implicated In the murders.
A pearl which Mme. Stelnhell had claimed
was stolen from the home at the time of
the murders had been found In his pocket,
but after he had been held In Jail for sev
eral days he was released on Mme. Stein
hell's confession that she had placed the
Jewel In his pocket.
She claimed that she had become con
vinced that the servant was guilty and, be
lieving that If arrested he would confess,
she planned to bring him Into the custody
of the police. a
Coulllard's testimony was damaging to
the defendant. He insisted that when he
found Mme. Stelnhell she told him only
of a burglary, making no mention ot her
husband and step-mother, who lay dead In
Womaa Loosely Bound.
' He said the gag was not In her mouth,
but near the pillow on which her head
rested. Her hands were tied In front ot
her, and not behind her back, as she had
testified, the vitness said, and both the
ropes about her wrists and ankles were
, Moreover, the witness said that after the
police had arrived and the worn had
told them the story of the murders, the
telephone bell rang, whereupon Madame
Stelnhell, who had been feigning illness
and pain, ordered him from thn room, and,
springing from her bed, answered the tele -phone.
During this testimony the prisoner
inlerruptt-d repeatedly, denying most of
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vine, from which the commissioner tele
graphs, on October 27, and probably pro
ceeded for Guas Inglssu plauteau on Oc
tober 2S. In any event this nearest point
ot communication with thu outsider world
would be for several days Kldama Ravine
and news of the party could hardly, get out
by any other way.
ROME, Nov. Mrs. Theodore Room. volt
learned only this morning of the report
that an accident had befallen her hut-band
Naturally she was much distressed, but
believed that nothing serious could have
occurred and sh not be promptly notified.
( Her friends sent messages of Inquiry
last night to the telegraph station nearest
th point where th party is supposed to
be, but up to noon no answer had been re
Leader of Race Speaks Twice and
Attends Banquet in Omaha.
URGES INDUSTRY ON HIS PEOPLE
Get Close to Earth, Work, Save Earn
ings and Be Decent.
WHITE MAN READY TO AID
are of Tnskeaee la Optimistic Over
Xenrro'a Fntsre nnd ffeeka to
Instill Ills Snlrlt In All
Booker T. Wsfhinston. leader of the
negro race, made two strong appeals for
tho nfgro' and to the negro In Omaha
He urged his people In the north to hc-lft
their brethren In the south and to keep
their feet on the earth to till the soil
and he pleaded with the white man to
do Justice by his colored brother. In the
afternoon he spoke at Flrrt Congrega- ,
tlonal church under the auspices of the.'
poclal science depnrtmrnt of the Woman's
club and In the evening at the Auditorium
to a large number of people, white and
black. And after the Auditorium meeting
he was banqueted by the pcoplo of African
Methodist Episcopal church.
Mr. Washington said yesterday would
be a memorable day to him and Omaha
a distinctive spot In hi mind," for he had
Just learned on coming here of the bequest
of 3t00;OCO to hl great Institute at Tus
kegee, Ala., by John Stewart Kennedy of
Mr. Washington was most cordially re
ceived by his own people, who did not try
to conceal their pride In him as one of
their race and he was given the same
reception In both his addresses. His audi
ence at the Auditorium was large and
representative and it must have made him
feel that his address was heartily appre
ciated, for It applauded htm frequently
How Can They Help "onihf
"How can the negro who lives In Omaha
and the state of Nebraska help the negro
In the south Is tho eiueotlon which I wish
to answer in my remarks tonight," said
Mr. Washington In beginning his Audltor
lus address. i
"Rightly and naturally, the colored people
who live in the northern states are In
terested In the progress of the millions of
our race who live In the southern states.
We are one people. What affects those In
the south sffects those In the north. If
the negroes who reside In the north make
progress. It heirs the Interest of those who
live In the south. If you here In the north
fall to go forward, fall to take advantage
of all your opportunities, you Injure and
hold back the bulk of our race In the
south. ' I
' "Those of you. who live, for example, like
this, have certain advantages as compared
with what our people have In the south.
At the same time, in my opinion, you hav
certain advantages. You hove superior op
portunities for education. In tnosC case
you are sure at all times of the protection
of life and property. You have, however,
the disadvantage in a gteat many cases of
not being able to ute your education as
freely and widely as the negro of the
south. You are not always Tree to sen
your labor, whether It is common labor
or skilled labor, where you desire as the
negro In the south can. Here, while you
will find, as I have stated, advantages,
you will find your children surrounded
by more temptation In a city like this than
In true In the south. You will find competi
tion more severe. You will find It harder to
get upon your feet from an economic point
o fvlew; but the main thing which I want
to Impress upon you Is that you can help
the negro in the south.
How Can They Aid
"Constantly the question Iji asked me
when I am In the north by members of
my race In what way can they be of
service to the millions of our people In
the south. First and foremost, I would
answer that you can help us most In th
south by helping yourselves. Make th
highest degree ot progress here In tha
"The large body of white people by
whom you are surrounded here have never
seen and will never come Into contact with
the millions of negroes In the south, but
they wilt Judge . of the ability, of th
progress of the millions In the south by
what they see of your conduct her In
this city. If you fall and disappoint them,
they will say that the negro In the south
Is a failure and a disappointment. If by
leading Industrious, economic, high, moral
lives, you make a favorable impression, th
white people here will argue that It la
worth while to help the negro In the
south because of your progress In this
city. To be more direct and plain, you
can help us In the south by becoming
the owners of homes here In this city. I
am glad to note that a goodly number
of the colored people In this city own
good, homes. The number, however, should
be largely Increased.
"You can help us, again, by the kind
of occupation In which you are engaged,
by the making of a reputation for thor
oughness, for energy, for Industry In
whatever you engage. v
"I believe that everywhere In this coun
try th negro should become more and
more a business factor In the community
In which he lives. That Is what our peopl
are doing throughout the south.'
gave loir Money.
"You ran help us, again, by proving to
th white people In a romunlty like this
that our race cannot only earn money
but that It ran save It, that It can exer
clbe that degree of self-control, that degree
of foresight and eclf-saerlfloe which will
enable one to nave today for the rainy
day which will come tomorrow. You
have great opportunities here for earning.
You should see to It that you not only
earn but that you save and thut every
where the rare makes a reputation foi
becoming economical. I should advisi
everyone In this audience to open a bant
account If he has nut got one. Just ai
soon as poshthle, even though the sun:
of money which he begins with may bt
"In many parts of the country, and es
pecially In the north, w hav, in too large
a degree w hav the reputation of baia
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