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MARCH 21, 1913
ington by the civilized nations of tho
globe. In a semi-circle of brilliant
color, their uniforms gilded profuse
ly with the insignia of their rank,
p 146 foreign representatives stood in
Impressive silence while the new
president of the United States and
the secretary of state, William Jen
nings Bryan, entered through the big
doors of the east room. Tho presi
dent and Secretary Bryan wore the
conventional frock suits of formal
occasion in America. The president
was accompanied by his chief aid,
Col. Spencer Cosby, and his personal
aid, Maj. Thomas L. Rhoades, both
in the full dress uniform of the
American army. On each side of
the entrance six White house aids,
three from the army and three from
the navy, stood at attention. In
groups of six and eight, tho diplo
mats and their staffs were arranged.
Chandler Hale, third assistant sec
retary of state, presented the presi
dent, flrs.t to Ambassador Jusserand,
of France, dean of the diplomatic
corps. Secretary Bryan was pre
sented with similar ceremony. To
each diplomat the president spoke a
word of greeting, but the ceremony
throughout was quietly formal. Af
ter the president had met individu
ally tho circle of diplomats, he ad
dressed them briefly, expressing the
hope for the continuance of amicable
relations between this nation and
their respective countries and in
dulging the wish that their service
in Washington might bo personally
enjoyable. The diplomatic corps
was entertained at tea at the White
House with the members of their
families, when Mrs. Wilson and the
three Wilson daughters were pre
sented. Secretary Bryan, by appoint
ment earlier in the day, formally re
ceived most of the diplomatic corps
in his office at the state department.
The secretary made a felicitous
speech advising the corps, in the
name of President Wilson, of the
earnest desire of the administration
to strengthen tho relations between
the United States and other members
of the great family of nations, and
spoke in an optimistic way of the
possibility of accomplishing that re
sult through the application of the
principles of justice and equity in
international dealings. Ambassador
Jusserand, the dean of the corps, re
plied in a responsive strain and then
personally presented the members of
the diplomatic body to the new sec
retary of state. They were particu
larly impressed by Mr. Bryan's
earnest appeal to them to call upon
him personally and without restraint
whenever they felt that the relations
between their government and th
United Spates demanded speedy con
sideration and action.
which with tho United States com
poso tho union. In welcoming Sec
retary Bryan, Brazilian Ambassador
Dagaza said: "Welcomo to tho man
with a noble heart who for so many
years has been preaching the advent
of social justice, of respect to tho
rights of individuals, of reciprocity
and good will among men. Secre
tary Bryan referred to his trips to
Latin-America, and said that when
his present office was offered to him
one of the reasons he gave as willing
to accept it was that it would enable
him to ioin with tho president In
cementing even more closely those
nations that live so closo together
and are so identical in their pur
poses and so identical in their aspirations.
President Wilson has mado tho
John Skelton Williams, banker, of
Richmond, Va., to be assistant secre
tary of tho treasury.
Franklin D. Roosevelt of New
York, to bo assistant secretary of the
Beverly T. Galloway, to be assis
tant secretary of agriculture.
Edwin F. Sweet of Grand Rapids,
Mich., to be assistant secretary of
James A. Edgerton of New Jersey,
to be purchasing agent of the post
Franklin D. Roosevelt, assistant
secretary of the navy, is a cousin of
Theodore Roosevelt, but a democrat.
News of the Week
Henry F. Hollis, democrat, was
elected United States senator by the
New Hampshire legislature.
An Associated Press dispatch says:
William H. Harris, a negro lawyer, of
Boston, whose appointment by Mr.
Taft as an assistant attorney general
raised a row in official circles was
followed by a sensational contest
over Lewis' membership in the
American Bar association resigned.
It has not been decided whether a
successor will bo appointed.
Forty Texans, who were dele
gates to the Baltimore convention,
signed a protest against the allow
ance of any patronage to twelve con
gressmen from that state branded as
President Wilson has called con
gress in special session April 7.
Special messages will be issued defin
ing the work to be undertaken.
An Associated Press dispatch says:
Secretary Bryan, as head of the
state department, and chairman of
the government board of tho pan
American' union, sat down to din
ner with representatives in Washing
ton of the other American, republics
An Associated Press dispatch from
Little Rock, Ark., says: Two state
senators laid claim to the office of
governor of Arkansas and each
established an office at the capitol.
After the resignation of Governor
James T. Robinson, Senator W. F.
Oldham, then president of the senate,
succeeded him. The senate elected
' pro tem, to act as lieutenant gover
nor. Futrell demanded that uid
ham retire. Oldham refused and
both men sought to exercise guber
natorial functions. Both declared
they would call a special election for
governor. Later Futrell, president
of the senate, filed proceedings in
court asking that body to mandamus
the secretary of state to oust Acting
Governor Oldham. Tho proceedings
were brought in tho circuit court of
Pulaski county. Senator Futrell
also brought another ouster pro
ceeding in the same court. The suits
will go immediately to tho state su
Julian Hawthorne, the writer, Dr.
William J. Morton and Albert Free
man were convicted in the New York
federal court on tho charge of mis
using the mails in tho effort to boom
certain mining claims. Josiah Quln
cy, twice mayor of Boston and assis
tant secretary of stato during the
Cleveland administration, was ac
quitted on the same charge. Haw
thorn is the. son of Nathaniel Haw
thorne, the novelist. Hawthorne and
Morton were sentenced to one year
in the federal prison at Atlanta,
While Freeman was sentenced to a
The jury in tho Clarence Darrow
case could not agree and were dis
charged. Vermont has adopted a constitu
tional amendment providing that the
election of- state officers come in No
vember along with tho national In
stead of in September as heretofore.
This leaves Maine as tho only early
Tho woman suffrago bill was
killed in tho Missouri stato senate.
Tho Arkansas assembly dispensed
with the state national guard when
a bill providing for maintenance
failed of adoption.
Dr. Friedmann wont to Montreal
and treated fifty-six patients who
were afflicted with tuberculosis.
Secrotary Bryan has. boon invited
by tho Nebraska house of represen
tatives and by the Illinois and Iowa
legislatures to deliver addresses be
foro thoso bodies.
Matthew W. Hale, Roosevelt's sup
porter, has purchased the Boston
Journal from Frank A. Munsey.
Tho Washington stato legislature
has passed a bill abolishing capital
punishment. The Nebraska house of
representatives has done likewise.
The equal suffrage amendment
was defeated in the lower house of
the Nebraska legislature.
GOVERNOR ItALSTON'S RECOM
In his Inaugural address, Gover
nor Ralston, of Indiana said:
Indifferently, indeed, has ho lived
who does not understand that the
people know their government Is slip
ping away from them and that they
are pleading for honest public ser
I shall hold that tho mind which
devises schemes that is in violation
of law is guiltier than tho dependent
hands that execute tho offense in
obedience to orders.
While I was nominated for gover
nor as a party man and elected as
such, and am with pride, still a
democrat without apology, I do not
fail to recognize In the hour of
triumph that tho noise and preju
dice of a campaign have been suc
ceeded by the calm so essential to
good neighborhood and tho public
Property rights are shielded by
constitutional guarantee and must be
It may bo appropriately observed
that tho loudest denunciation does
not necessarily indicate the surest
way to tho reform tho people want,
and that catch phrases often lead in
tho opposite direction to real pro-
. Tho average American citizen
standi for tho obedience to law.
I shall conscientiously strive to
confine my official acts to the execu
tive sphere prescribed by the con
stitution, and steadfastly refrain
from attempting to coercive methods
respecting tho other branch' j of
By my official conduct con
fidence in mo will either bo strength
ened or destroyed. I intend it shall
I assume that the democratic ma
jority of the present legislature will
abide by and promptly proceed to
carry out the last platform declara
tions made by its party in this state.
This will include an efficient pri
mary election law and a general re
vision of the road laws.
Not to carry out this platform
would be a betrayal of the people's
The people want a new
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