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WILSON. CAUS FIRST CABINET MEETIN QJQB
HUNTERS GET A WALLOP '
Washington, March 5. Presi
dent Wilsonjs first official state-
ment today was a notice to office--seekers
to "keep out."
With their return to power for
the first time in a scoreof years,
it is expected the presidential of
fices will be besieged by a horde
' of job seekers after a reward for
The president forestalled this
rush by announcing that except
where he invited the interview
applicants for office-would not be
seen. in persons.
Resignations of the officials
who served in Former President
Taft's cabinet were accepted.
Gov. Dunne of Illinois was
scheduled to meet the president
this afternoon for a conference
over the senatorial deadlock in
'his state. President Wilson, it is
believed, will not indicate a choice
of any particular man, merely de
manding that the Democrats se
lect progressives. His admiration
for Col. J. Ham Lewis has not
been increased by the'publication
of a letter the colonel wrote, criti
cising Wilson just after election.
Mayor Harrison andhe Hearst
wing of the Cook County Democ
racy were a bunch of peeved gents
today, following their defeat in a
battle of precedence by the Bobby
Burke faction ot the unterrified.
The mayor and his followers did
no pass before the president in re
view until nearly 7 o'clock. The
Burke gang beat them to it by
two hours, 'following, the Tam-(
many braves, led by Charley
Murphy. The H.-H. gang stood
in ,a side street waiting to join the
parade, whenthe Sullivan aggre
gation, led byCol. Moriarity and
the 7th Regiment band, swung up
Pennsylvania avenue. County
Judge John Owens in the H.-H.
ranks was' so sore he wanted to
summon Moriarity for contempt,
as he did in the' battle at the ar
mory in Chicago last year, when
Sulfivan and Harrisoirwere scrap
ping over which headed the "reg
Washington is recovering
from the effects of a Democratic
celebration today. The streets
are littered with bits of paper, etc.
It was atypical "morning after."
Workmen are tearing down the
reviewing stands, adding to the
confusion. Police judges worked
overtime fining celebrators.
Democratic politicians re
mained behind for the distribu
tion of patronage. . President
Wilson's declaration that he
would not see them personally
was a terrible blow. .
All of the governors who at
tended the inaugural ceremonies
remained to pay their respects to
the new president. The outgoing
crowds in the Union station
caused several small riots. Gates
were smashed down in the rush
to reach trains.
Yesterday was "some" celebra
tion, and sleepy old Washington
has a large-sized headache as a
result' . , ,