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i hat all the world should support
no other power than the view that
"governments derive all their just
powers from the consent of the gov
erned. - .
Freedom of the seas equal to all
Crushing of any attempts within a
nation to organize or assist a revolu
tion against another nation.
Armed neutrality is our stand, he
said, yet this may not suffice.
"We have been obliged to arm our
selves to make good our claim to a
certain minimum of right, and of
freedom of action, he declared on
. ."We stand firm in armed neutral
ity since it seems that in no other
way can we demonstrate what it is
we insist upon and cannot forego."
A hush followed this.
Then gravely he continued:
"We may even be drawn on, by
circumstances not by our own pun
pose or desire, to a more active as
sertion of our rights as we see them
and a more immediate association
with the great struggle itself."
Any such step, he assured, how
ever, will be with unselfish purpose
not with any view of conquest or na
PRESIDENT WILSON TAKES
OATH FOR SECOND TERM
Washington, March 5. Flanked by
thousands upon thousands of his
countrymen, President Wilson was
inducted into his second term today.
The spirit of the time harked back
to the days of Lincoln. The thrill
and solemnity of war was stamped
upon the simple, democratic cere
mony, though a strain of peace ran
through the proceedings too.
It was just 12:47 o'clock when Wil
sin kissed the bible, completing the
oath which he had taken twice with
in two days.
Standing with bared head, he ac
cepted the solemn, serious gift of a
nation still at peace, but touched on
all sides by the flames of war.
behind the blare of martial music, ,
behind the patriotic clamor of thtf
throngs, behind the pomp and splen
dor of marching soldiers, marines,
civilians, the war note rang clear.
The president himself sounded it,
saying we might perforce be com
pelled to take more active part in the
great struggle. But, at .the same
time, he pronounced a new peace; . J
doctrine for the whole world.
At 12:30 o'clock the president ap
peared at the front door leading from
the capitol to the platform.
He was accompanied by Mrs. Wil
son and his aides.
By this time a raw breeze was
sweeping the crowded stand and the
stamping of thousands of feet as the
people struggled to keep warm,
changed to a roar of applause.
Simultaneously the sun burst out
from an overcast sky. The president
looked up and smiled.
"Well, that's fine," he said.
Then, apparently feeling the crowd
needed a little exercise, he stood up
and waved his silk hat.
"Go on Woodrow, why wait?"
someone called out as the president
with his hand in overcoat pocket,
shifted from one foot to the other as .
he tried to keep warm and looked as
anxious to get into action as the
crowd would have him.
At the conclusion of the formal
ceremony there was a brief cheer
from the thousands and the president
began the delivery of'his address.
While speaking he kept on his tall
The wind prevented his words
reaching far into the crowd, but he
was interrupted at no time before
crowd, few heard the administration O
of the presidential oath.
The simple rites enacted were the
same as those of yesterday, when the
president first swore to follow out the
duties of his office in his room at the
i'he president stood before Chief
Justice White of the supreme court