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His reception was tumultuous
Wilson and Taft went into the
president's room and Marshall to
the vice president's room to await
the beginning of the ceermonies
of inauguration.' Taft plunged in
to the reading and signing of a
pile of bills.
The galleries of the senate were
packed long before the". hour -for
President Wilson to take the oath
of office. Members of congress
jammed the floor of .the chamber.
Mrs. .Wilson arid her three
daughters occupied a point of-
vantage in the gallery.
Diplomats filled the gallery re
served for them, the brilliant cos
tumes of the foreign ambassadors
making a brilliant splash of color.
Pressure qf , business in ,the
house and senate delayqd the inr
auguration. The 'hands of the
clock" were turned back until they
stood at 11:55, when Vice President-elect
Marshall entered. It
was actually 12:34. President
Taft and Mr. Wilson followed in
a few minutes.
Vice President Marshall's re
sponses to the oath of office were
inaudible .save to those seated
"backof hinii His voice- was firm,
however, when he called the seri
ate together. s
President .'Wilson's relatives
were seated behind him when he
took the oath.
At 2:05, the show of. the day,
the attraction which had drajvn
hundreds of thousands of visitors,
"began, with the return of Presi
dent Wilson arid ex-President
Taft to the White -House.
Tro.ops of artillery cavalry and
infantry from the regular army,
the governors of fourteen states,
followed by militia regiments and
civic 'bodies from all over the
country acted s an escort for the
It was one of the most spec
tacular inaugural parades ever
seen in Washington.
Mavor .Harrison or t.hicap-o.
with his H.-H.Democrttic or
ganization, was given precedence
over the Bobby Burke faction,
and followed, immediately after
Gov. Dilnne and his staff The
Burkes were peeved, but the pull
of Rep. Sabath with the inaug
ural committee was too strong
for them to overcome. Sabath is
a Harrison follower.
THE $41,000 MYSTERY :
Mrs. Mabel Mills, the San An
tonio, Tex., vjonian who loses
$41,000 and then doesn't want it
recovered, is believed still to be
in Chicago. i
Mrs.- Mills made her getaway'
from the EvansJ:on hospital yes5
terday afternoon, after having
promised the.Evanston police she
would not leave that institution.
She left in a taxi.
"Riif Oiief nf PnliVp Shaffer of
Eyanston says he is satisfied the
woman is still on- the north side .
of Chicago, staying with friends,
and that he is not through with .
the mysterious , adventuers of
Mrs Mills and her $41,000 cold
Private in the Mexican ranks
get from 17 to 22 cents per day.