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THRONGS CHEER WILSON AND MARSHALL AS
NEW EXECUTIVES ARE SWORN IN
- Washington, .March 4.
'Thomas Woodrow Wilson be
came twenty-eighth president of
the United States at 1:37 o'clock
Chief Justice White of the U.
S. supreme court administered
",the oath of office on a stand at
the east end of fhe Capitol.
Thoma's Riley Marshall was
sworn in as vice president at
12:38. The oath was adminis
tered in the senate chamber -by I
senator uailmger, oiJNew Hamp
shire; president ,pro tem.of the
Vice President Marshall imme
diately took the gavel and called
the new senate to order, admin
istering the oath to .new mem
bers. When .this business was
concluded the march to the east
wing of the Capitol was begun.
The justices of the Supreme
court led the procession. Fol
lowing them came -President
'Taft and President-elect Wilson.
In the rear were members of both
houses of congress, relatives of
the president and president-elect,
and members - of the- diplomatic
corps of foreign nations.
Mr. Wilson looked into a sea
of faces, when he emerged from
the Capitol He tooka seat at; the,
right of President Taft, and be
hind Chief Justice White. Wil
son jcarefilly examined the Bible
on which he was tatake the oath.
At 1 :37 the oath? was .adminis
tered, and for the first time in
twenty years the. mt&it had a
Democrat for its head.
President Wilson immediately
began his inaugural address.
.It. was shortly after 9:30 when
Mr. Wilson, escorted by the con
gressional delegation, left the
Shoreham hotel for the White
House: Thousands of spectators
cheered as the carriage containing-the
president-elect passed be
tween rows of Princeton and Vir
ginia students. r
The Culver cadet troops clat
tered along beside Vice President
Marshall. Maj. Gen. Wood had
massed hisr. staff-of aides on the
White' .House lawn, the horses
.tramping the grass that had been
Mrs. Taft's pride.
The Princeton students, march
ing in, formed a big section di
rectly in front of the White
House portico, arriving just as
Wilson stepped, out of his car-'
riage. A cheerleader, with, an
"orange and black baton, stepped
to the front of the massed crowd '
of students. He 'raised his arms,
and then there burst forth the,
thrilling strains of "Old Nassau,"
Princeton's song. ,
At 10:30 the bulky figure of
President Taf t 'emergedL Beside
him strode the president-elect.
Then came Mr. Marshall.
Taft and Wilson were seated
together in a carriage with mem
bers "of the' inaugural committee.
Beside the carriage was the Essex
cavalry troop of New Jersey, Be
hind the carriage were secret ser
vice guards who have been with