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VOI,. XXXVIII NO. 223.
OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH ft, IPUD TWELVK PAGKS.
SINGLE COri TWO CENTS.
ITS BEST WISHES
TAFT TAKES OATH
Scores Meat from
Asserts Diseased Carcasses Inspected
by Government Are Shipped to
England for Consumption.
MORE THAN ONE
Swearing of Taft Not Only Similar
Occasion to . Be . Hampered by
IN K AGING ST0K3I
Beth Houmi of the L
in a TelrgTam to'
Blizzard Sweeps Washington and In-
aognral Ceremonies Are Held
in Senate Chamber.
STATE BOARD TO CONTRi
TWENTY YEARS AGO JUST AS BAD
OUTDOOR EXERCISES ABANDONED
Senate Conclude! Rot to SU -r s, f
rower Orer Anaessmen.. ' -
RAYMOND. DEFENDS HIS BILL
Insists Water Users Are Misinformed
of Its Provisions.
RAILROAD BILLS PUSHED AHEAD
Hon Take Fear mt Tim frsss the
Bottom of the File risers
Them In 5fear the
(from a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln. Neb.. March 4. -Special) The
legislature today stopped long enough in
it rush of work to ext?nd to William H.
Taft. president of the fritted States, con
gratulations from the people of tha state,
snd to wish him a successful .adminlstrs
tion. Tha action of the legislature aa
conveyed to the new president through a
telegram signed by the president pro tern
of the senate, George W. Tibbetta and
cl.lef clerk of the liouae. Trenmore Cone.
The telegram was as follows:
"Lncoln; Neb., March 4. The house and
senate of the state of Nebraska, by unani
mous vote send a message of congratu
lations upon your induction Into office as
president of the United States, and wish
you a successful administration.
Griffon of Burt, wasthe author of the
Joint resolution adopted by both house
and senate. Mr. Grlffen informing the
speaker of hia Intentions, offerred his reso
lution during the third reading of bills.
Mr. Pool promptly agreed to entertain the
motion and the house unanimously adopted
The resolution was then taken to the
senate and adopted there by a unanimous
rote. The Grlffen resolution was as
Whereas, There is today being tnaugu
rstrd into the office of President of the
United Slates, one who Is honored with
highest and most exalted position In the
gift of the American people, and.
Whereas, The cltlsens of the State of
Nebraska take pardonable pride in the high
position our state occupies among the
forty-six . states of this union and are
second to none In their loyalty to aur
national form of government wherein the
people are permttted to select those who
are delegated to execute the laws, there
efere. Be It
Resolved. Br the legislature of tha state
of Nebraska now In session, thst the presi
dent of the senate and speaker of the
house Jointly send a message of congrat
ulation, as expressing the sentiment of
the state of Nebraska to the Hon. Wil
liam H. Taft. wishing for him successful
administration as president of these United
glale Bar4'c Cealrwl ef Yalaes.
The senate- today recommitted S. F. 21.
by Fuller of Seward, which was drawn
and recommended to pass In a form that
would have prohibited the State Board
oT Equalisation from raising or lowering
valuations on property tn any one county,
but would have held the board to equal
The action was taken on the suggestion
of King of Polk county, who proposed an
amendment providing the state board
may not raise or lower values except
when necessary to make the assessments
conform to to with respect to uniformity
The bill as originally drawn was fa
vored by the democrats on the ground
the state board has been raising valuation
arbitrarily. Senator King pointed out
that as tha Fuller bill was drawn. It
might prohibit the exercise of needed
changes la values as, for Instance, when
one county was valued In a way that
would not provide equitable taxation In
comparison with another. Hia suggestion
was to confer sufficient poker of change
on the board to obviate this difficulty.
He declared the majority party did not
want to change the law so tha corpora
tions of the Stat would have an excuae
far continually fighting their aaaeaamenU
!n court, which would be the case if the
bands of tha state board members were
The state board baa never raised prop
erty anywhere In the atate above figures
returned by the assessors themselves,
though there have been numerous raises
' above figurea submitted by the county
boards of equalisation.
Svlaliere Heme Controversy.
The senate today referred to tha commit
tn. finance, ways and means all reports
( (ominitteea relating to the two soldiers'
lor.ies of Nebraska. Senator Fuller of Sew
ard Insisted on pushing for acceptance a
report tlgned by three members of the
seuate oommlMee an soldiers' homes, hViv
atora Fuller. Ketchura and Hatfield, which
criticised the management of the hornet
at Milford and Grand Island. Senator
Msjors and the remaining members of the
. - . i..u
committee submitted a report which de
clared the conditions at the homes were as
good as could be desired. The senate com
promised between the two factions by re
ferring both reports to the finance com
mittee. ; .
The actios today was a legacy of the
controversy several weeks ago when Sen
ator Fuller submitted the same report crit
icising the management o fthe two homes
which had bofn drawn up without a meet
ing of the members. The report had been
ent back to the committee. The commit
tee was unable to agree, so the whole sub
i -ct again came before the senate.
Rassaeasl Defease Bill.
Senator Raymond of Beott'a Bluff today
In speaking of hi bill. 8. F. 174. which
haa been attacked by the water usera of
Scott's Bluff county aa likely to prevent
the completion of eertain government
works in his county, said:
"I think the opposition to this bill comts
from a misapprehension of tha same, for
aith the amendment I offered in the com
mittee of the whole 1 think there can be
no possible Objection to It oa the ground
isat Is Indicated in the resolution, passed
g (Wit's Bluff. This amendment was put
la to save any question a fthe right of the
trt-atste caaal to egt any water from the
government reservoirs. I would be the last
ne to want Any such a provision as would
ermtt the perpetuation of conditions aa
Intolerable as I think they are for tha
Isnd owner ui.dar tb trt-stai ditch. I
hat Und there and havo paraisisoly re
fused even to break nf land or permit
auyon to apply at to 1' trosa the trt-
Continued a Baooad Paga)
IvONfON. March 4. Startling allegations
concerning the diseased condition of some
recent consignments of American meat are
A contained In a report by Dr. Williams.
medical director of the port of London, pre
sented to the city council today.
In a shipment of meat that arrived
February 2, consisting of tongues, kidneys,
liver, tripe, lambs, plucks and sweetbreads.
Dr. Williams reports that he found
R2S sheep livers and 13 lungs diseased out
of a total of 5,0. There were also 300
frosen carcasses of which fifteen were
minus the lymphatic gland One carcass
was affected with tuberculosis.
"There la no necessity," Dr. Williams
says, of removing the lytnplistlc glands
unless with some specific object, end pre
sumably in the case of fifteen carcasses
found without the glands they hsd been
discovered, on Inspection. In the United
States, to show some evidence of disease."
Continuing, Dr. Williams pointed out that
in the above consignment, more than 9V
cases of tongues, livers, plucks, etc.. bore
an official label Indicating that they had
been Inspected and passed as sound In the
country of exportation.
The city council decided to request the
government to bring the matter to the
notice of Ambassador Rrld.
in the Wisconsin
Stephenson is Elected His Own Suc
cessor by Majority of One on
MADISON. Wis.. March 4. United States
Senator Isaac Stephenson was today re
elected to the Vnited States senate by the
Joint assembly of the Wisconsin legislature
on the twenty-third ballot, having received
63 votes out of 13 cast.
Milk Trust Suit
Falls to Ground
Chicago Dealers Indicted for Boosting
Prices Are Freed for Lack of
CHICAGO, March 4.-Chlcego a fltat at
tempt to regulate tha price of milk failed
dismally In Judge Mcfiurely'e court today.
Soma time ago sevaraj milk dealers were
Indicted for alleged conelpracy to raise
the price from 1 to I cents a quart. Small
dealers who were called to the witness
stand by the state yesterday testified
without variation that they had' merely
followed tha lead of a certain large dealer
in raising the price. Today Judge He
Surely threw the case out of court when
the defense made a motion to that effect
on the ground that the prosecution had not
shown a case.
CHICAGO SHIP BUILDERS
OBJECT TO CUT IN WAGES
Five Haadres Iroa Workers Go
Strike, Completely Tletag I
the lib Is Yards.
CHICAGO, March 4. Five hundred iron
shipbuilders and boilermekers employed
by the Chicago Shipbuilding company,
6outh Chicago, went on strike yesterday
against a 10 per cent cut In wages. The
strikers are members of the Boilermak
ers' and Iron Shipbuilders union. The
average wages paid the men is 12.60 and
SS a day for nine hour. The shipyard
Is tied up by the strike.
GEORGE WEST1NGH0USE WEDS !
Bride la Daacktrr of Sir Thomas
BroekJeaaate Paly Relatives
LONDON'. March 4. The marriage of
George Westlnghouss, Jr., son of George
Westingtiouse of Pittsburg, and Evelyn
Violet, daughter of Sir Thomas Brockle
bank, was celebrated today at the little
village church of Irton. Cumberland, where
the Brocklebank country seat is located.
As tha accommodations of the church are
Mimted only the relatives of the bride and
groom. Including Bir Thomas and Lady
Brocklebank, Mr. and Mrs. Weatlnghouse
and a few Intimate friends witnessed the
ceremony. The vicar of the parish officiated-
Thin wttl aruiAjl their hfiuvmAAn nn th
Chicago Reporter Displays
His Ignorance of Nebraska
"It is queer, what notions, are exploited
In Chicago newspapers occasionally," said
John J. Ryder, former stats Jabor com
missioner. "This queernes struck me
right in the face last Sunday, when I read
in the Chicago Record-Herald a special
dispatch dated at Grand Island and sent
by a reporter. I suppose, he was on the
Whits Sox special trgla. Uomhusker in
habitants,' one expression used, we won't
kick on: for w are cornhuakers out here
and havs eora to husk in plenty, which the
same helps to add to Chicago's bountiful
ness after It gets our cereals In its midst.
"But ht clever reporter felt It was nec
ssaary to let his people feel they were
traveling In dangerous country, for he
seriouiJy says they are 'brushing through-1
the wilds of the west.' And that at Grand
Island, mind yeu. after aeing through
country not surpaased anywhere is the
world for productiveness, with ss fins a
string of towns as can be found in Illinois
of any othr stats. I know of farm prop
erty lying twenty miles back of Grand
Island, near Wood river, thst lias sold for
lie) an acre and lots of It sells for two sad
better. Hsll eoucty last season produced
bushels of eern and 1.3U.C) bushels
of winter wheat. It's total crop production
was better than W.WC JB In value, and It
Is a very rich dairying section.
Ceremony at that Time, HoweTer,
Held Ont in the Open.
CHIEF JUSTICE VIGOROUS THEN
Today it Would Hare Been Hardship
to Take Him Into Storm.
FEW OF FACES SAME AS THEN
Uae .Nehrukas, Thea a Babe la Arms,
Moot Miss Martheaa Harris, m
Mara Observed Klgnre ea
(From a tSaff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. March 4.-(Special Tele
gram. The Inauguration of President Taft
will le memorable as a precedent breaker
In more than one respect. The excep
tionally bad weather, the Indoor inaugura
tkin cereruoniea, the spectacular farewell
of the retiring president, the big crowls,
their Impeturbable patience and dense dis
appointment, the brilliant ball, all go to
make a day that will be long remembered
by the participants.
I had witneased one previous inaugura
tton and naturally today's ceremonies ap
peal to me chiefly by likenesses and con
trasts. It was Just twenty years ago that
I came over from Baltimore, where I was
at college, to aee President Harrison In
stalled In office. The weather then, like
today, was to be beet described as
"beastly." Torrents of rain, driven in
sheets by blasts of wind, made it almost
Impossible to be out of doors and I re
member that the newspapers the next day
said the weather was the worst ever
known on the fourth of Msrch. Tet the
Taft fourth of March has outdone that for
badness, notwithstanding the sky cleared
up occasionally enough to soften the soggy
snow under foot.
It was the sensible thing to do to have
the president sworn in inside the senate
chamber, although twenty years ego Har
rison braved as bad conditions to take
the oath on the historic portico. Today's
assemblage In the senate chamber Im
pressed me by Its contrast with IHA. Of all
the senators, not over a dosen were there
for Harrison's Incoming, and only one
state, Maine, with Its venerable f'rye and
nortlv Hale, is reDresented bv the same
two senators. Twenty years ago the acln-,
filiating Ingwlls wielded the gavel and
gave way to Governor Morton, where today
the stately and courteous Fairbanks re
ceived the ovation as he yielded the vice
presidential succession u Sherman.
Aebraakaan Flasred. '
Twenty years ago General Manderson
was escorted by his 'colleague. Paddock, '
to the front to be sworn in for his second
term, while today Nebraska was repre- j
sented by Burke tt and Brown, who are
classed among the youthful newcomers, j
Twenty years ago Nebraska occupied a
prominent place in the presidential party I
through Mrs. Russell Harrison and her I
parents. Governor and Mrs. Alvln Saund- i
era, ana the babe in arms. Marthena,
was overshadowed only by Baby McKee.
Today Miss Marthena Harrison, accom
panied by her mother and grandmother,
were among the distinguished onlookers.
Chief Justice Fuller administered the
oath to President Taft. as he did to Pres
ident Harrison and all the presidents be
Twenty years ago he was vigorous and
robust, with hair just tinging with gray,
having succeeded Morrison R. Waite,
whose funeral I had witnessed In that
same senate chamber less than a year
before. Today the chief Justice, snow
white and bent, with feeble voice, and it
was more out of consideration for him
that the outdoor ceremony was aban
doned. It would. Indeed, have been hard
on him again to stanl under an um
brella in the rhlll wind ti repeat the oath
aa he had done for Harrisan.
Twenty years ago the brilliant BUine
was there, the aged Hannibal Hamblln
was present sa the only living vice pres
ident. General Tecumaeh Sherman and
General Echofield were the towering mil
How A boat Parallel f
The newly arrived Coreans attracted all
the attention among the gold laced diplo
mats and General Beaver served as grand
marshall of the day, a rain bedraggled
Today Mr. Roosevelt trod the path of
Cleveland then. Shall he come back
again as Cleveland did?
Today the diminutive Knox, seemingly
more diminutive beside the huge Taft.
hold the eyes that looked at BUine.
Hughes, Hadley, and Root sixed up as
coming men. General Bell heads the mili-
Continued on Second Paga)
"Mr. Reporter says Billy Sullivan grew
reminiscent about Ireland as hs gazed over
the forlorn wastes of Nebraska,' and that
that thought ought to get tha writer of
pieces a prlxe. surely.
"They were traveling oa the Union Pa
cific, which has been finding mighty profit
able picking in those -furlorn wests for a
generation. The train was then on this side
of Custer county, which produced crops
last year totaling better than t7.(M0,ft
value. Not much forlorn waste, when you
leara that Custer alone turned into market
,, buahela of corn, well over KGOO
bushels of wheat. 1,000 ICS bushels of oats.
2O.O0 buehals at potatoes, and alfalfa and
other crops la proportion. And far beyond
Custer are counties, on th frioo Pacific,
lika Buffalo and Lincoln and others la th
North Piatte valley which outshine la crop
production many and snaoy a county In
"If that Reoord-Herald stuff had been
written of Kansas Fred Cbbsra would have
gons to Chicago and btttao a pleo out of
th front door of th aewspapsr giving
such suiy statements room In ts columns.
Nebraska and Omaha needs some one oj,
the Job to put an eternal erlmp in such
things as fast as they appear. They hurt,
and ara entirety unjustified."
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From the Philadelphia Inquirer.
PEARLS MRS.;OTT0 HEINZE'S
Wife of Copper Magnate Lost $50,000
Necklace Found Here.
GREEK HAS GEMS FOR MONTHS
String of Slxtr-Three Pearls Recov
ered Tkresgh Astute Omaha Jew
eler from Street Sweeper Wbe
Offered Tea for Sale.
A pearl necklace estimated to be worth
anywhere from t.9i to SoO.OUO was re-
eterday as the result
of Albert Edholm' promptness In detect
ing the value of ie gems and hrs skill
in detaining John jjsavls. a Greek, who
took them to hi store. Sixteenth and
Harney streets, for sale, until detectives
could apprehend the man.
The Pinkert.it KawWl Detective agency
has been at work since on the
, necklace. The agency sent out cir
culars to police all over the country
and offered a reward of S500 for the recov
ery of the necklace. Such a letter, unJer
date of December I. with the photo
graph of the necklace, was received by
the Omaha police about January 1. The
photographed necklace contained sixty
three pearls ranging in size from a pea
to a large bean, and fastened with a
Vcarat diamond clasp, and that is just
what the necklace recovered through Mr.
Edholm contains. The letter, which Is in
possession of Acting Chief of Police Mos
tyn. did not mention the name of the
owner who lost the necklace.
How t'dbolm Get It.
The recovery of the necklace is wholly
due to the young Gretk who entered his
store about 2:Su yesterday afternoon and" of
fered for sale a drilled pearl valued by
the Jeweler at t"A Mr. Edholm's suspicions
were aroused and he asked the Greek how-
it came into his possession. The Greek re
plied that it belonged to a friend and that
J ne had been delegated to sell it for him.
"I Uld him it was worth about SOU,
said Mr. Edimlni. "He asked me If I would
give that for it and I said I would aftrr
I had sent It over to the shop to test It.
He agreed to this and I offered to send
him over to the shop with it and my clerk.
He replied. 'Oh, no, I would trust you
for Il.0n0.0ij0. While the boy was gene with
the pearl, the Greek asked me if I would
buy any more of the same kind, telling me
that he had ten more Just like this one.
I said I would buy them If they prowd
as good aa this one and then again I asked
him where he got them. He reiterated th;it
they belonged to a friend, but seemed a
little di5posed to resent my inquiries.
"My purpose in uendlng the pearl to the
shop was to gain a little time and in the
meanwhile I had told one of the t.'jys in
the store to keep a sharp lookout on the
Greek and If he started out to follow 'him
(Continued on Second Paga)
Have you the auto
feel the disease
coming on them
watch for a bargain
in a car that has
Under the "Automobile"
heading on the want ad iage
you will find attractive offers
of cars of all kinds. Take an
afternoon off and see what
these machines are.
Among thera are a number of
snaps" probably Just what you
want. Of course. If savin g a few
hundred means nothing to you,
don't bother about It. If you want
to save money, however, Investi
gate these machine. X used ma
chine la a pretty good gcheme for
your first auto. Have you read the
want ads yet today?
THE HIDES OF MARCH
Papers at Paris
Praise Taft as
French Journals Say He is Less Im
pulsive Than Roosevelt, Though
of Great Capacity.
PARI?. March 4. The papers of TarU
today give much space to the inauguration
of William H. Taft and the retirement of
Theodore Roosevelt. The concensus of
epinlon is that Mr. Roosevelt has had a
temarkably successful and picturesque
career. That he has aroused the moral
force of th United States and interna
tionally has filled an important rule on the
world's stage. Although he Is a great
preacher, he has been distinctly a man of
action, "an athlete In politics as well aa
in sport, war and theology.' .
, Mr. Taft, although kva impulsive than
his predecessor, is regarded as a man of
great capacity and moral strength, conse
quently he Is characterized as a "safer"
president, both for America and Europe.
"Neither the United State nor Europe."
one paper says, "need now fear the thea
trical coups which upset them and the
LONDON. March 4. The Association of
the Chambers of Comrm-rce of the United
Kingdom, at the conclusion today cf Its
annual conference, agneed to draw up a
petition congratulating William H Taft
upon his assumption of the presidency of
the United States and expressing the good
will of the association toward America.
and Bells Ring
in Honor of Taft
Cincinnati Gives Vent to Noisy Dem
onstration as Oath is Ad
ministered. CINCINNATI. March 4. To give honor
to Cincinnati's most distinguished citizen
and the twenty-seventh president of the
United States. William Howard Taft. all
business was suspended and the bells of
the churches and fire department were
rung and the whistles of all factories were
blown fr several minutes beginning at 11
o'clock this mornlr.g.
This was d'ine in compliance with a
proclamation ist'ued by the city's execu
tive, but the ean.eatness of the demon
strations were prompted by the respect
and admiration which Clneinnatlans In
general have for their fellow cltisen, who
has been honnied with the hlgheat office
within the gift of the American people.
Each crowd of citixena followed its own
desire in the form of the celebration, but
their form of salutation was "Long lire
Fifty-Mile Wind, with Snow
and Sleet, Strikes Virginia
NORFOLK, Vs., March 4. A storm of
great Intensity swopt through eastern Vir
ginia, Maryland and North Carolina last
night with a maximum wind velocity at
Cape Hatteras of fifty-two miles an hour
during the early morning. The winds
I brought freezing weather, but the tempera
1 tare in Norfo'.k and vicinity only fell to 36.
High winds prevailej throughout the
eight, many cities and towns rerx.ting
serious storms, particularly along the
coast. At Raleigh, N. C, the wind blew
forty-two miles an hour.
WILMINGTON. Pel., March 4.-A local
train f.om Baltimore over the Philadelphia,
Baltimore & Washington railroad reached
Wilmington a few minutes after 11 o'clock.
Conductor Ritterbach atated that condi
tions In Baltimore were serious.
The conductor of a local train said that
up to t a m. no trains had arrived at Bal
timore from Washington since laat Inight.
Wires were down all over and around
the city, so that there Is absolutely no wire
communication, telegraph or telephone, be
tween Baltimore and the outside world.
The conductor said he beard leports of a
number of persons in Ba'tlmor; 1 avng been
killed by coming In contact with fallen
BALTIMORE, March 4 (By lulled Wire-
NOBLES FROM THEMSELVES
Venerable Chaplain ef Senate Give
Bible Definition of Exalted Station.
SIMPLE DIGNITY EI INITIAL SCENE
Sweariaa- 1st of Vice President ber-
maa. Twelve New Senators and
Seven t era Senators Who
WASHINGTON. March 4 With simplic
ity and dignity tn keeping with American
traditions the Initial procedure attending
the Inauguration of the president of the
Cnited States, which included the swear
Ing in of the vice president and of all the
Incoming senators, was conducted In the
senste chamber In the presence of a die
tlnguished company consisting of leading
officials of the three oo-ordinate branches
of the government and the diplomatic rep- 1
resentattvee of practically every nation of
The end of an especially trying session
of congress, with a vast amount of leg
islative, work, left to be performed during
the last hours, had found many of the
senators and representatives thoroughly fa
tigued, as they had been able to obtain
comparatively little rest for several days
and nights. But when the hour of noon
approached and found them In the cham
ber, there wss only a slight Indication of
the strain to which they had been sub
jected. Taft and Itooserelt l's Froat.
The two most conspicuous seats in the
senate were reserved for the president and
president-elect, both of whom faced the
presiding officer, the president In the front
row on the right side of the aisle, snd the
president-elect on the left. Members of
the cabinet were also given places In the
front row of seats near Mr. Roosevelt,
and the committee on arrangementa were
seated near them.
Mr. Sherman was at once escorted up
the steps to the deck of the vice president
and waa given a seat on his right. There
the oath of office was administered to him
by Vice President Fairbanks, this being the
first of the functions performed after the
gathering of the assemblage.
As Mr. Sherman lowered his right hsnd
It wss grasped In congratulation by his
predecessor and a ripple of spplause was
heard throughout the galleries.
At the instance of Senator Culberson,
chairman of the democratic caucus, the
senate adopted the following resolutions
expreeslve of its appreciation of the able
and Impartial manner In which the vice
president had presided over that body dur
ing four years, as follows:
Resolved. That the thanks of the aenate
are hereby tendered to Hon. Cliarlea W.
Fairbanka for the dlgnifid. impartial and
courteous manner In which lie haa pre
sided over Its deliberations during the pres
Speaking under the stress of strong feel
ing. Vice President Fairbanka said:
'It now becomes my duty to take final
Continued on Page Three.)
less to Washington.) Thousands of people
bound for the inajgural ceremonies in
Washington were detained here today by
reason of paralysis of tiaia traffic result
ing from the bltsssrd. For hours B<l
moe was cut off from communication with
the outside world.
The bllzsard began late laat night.
Thomas B. Worthington was killed by a
falling live wire last night.
EARTHQUAKE SHOCKS FELT
IN SOUTH PART CF MEXICO
Batlaisar Are Cracked sad Flsaares
Opea l la.Creasd, bat LI I tie
Dasaasje ts Dose.
CITT OF MEXICO. March i.-News has
been received here of an earthquake eho k
last Saturday on the Isthmua. At Moso
sint 'a, Chiapas, all the buildings were
cracked and many fissures were csused la
the earth, according to official advkes.
Shocks were also felt t Tonsla a. id .gin
Cristobal de las Cases. In the same state,
snd at Tustla and San Juan Bautista, in
the stats ofT4fasco. The natives were
terror-strtc WrttT but ss great damage U reported.
Address is Del ire red Before Digui
taries in Capitol Building'.
JUDGE TAFT IN GOOD SPIRITS
Knew it Would Be Cold Day When
He Became President.
STORM INTERFERES WITH PARADE
Condition f Streets sad Weather
tet Dnwi Aaaiber of lartlct
paats, Theaah Procession
Is Held. , '
The fall text ef rrestdsnl Tsft's lass-
gmrai address will be found ow pags 4 ef
WASH 1 NG'IVN, March 4.-ln the senste
chamber, which seldom before has wit
nessed so Impressive a ceremony or held
a more brilliant audience In the presenes
of high dignltarlea of stste and nation and
the ambassadors and representatives of
every country of the civilised world, Wil
liam 11. Taft shortly before 1 o'clock today
took oath of office as president of the
I'nited States. A blinding snowstorm,
which swept In upon Washington lata last
night and continued throughout ths fore
noon, caused sn abandonment of tbs out
door ceremonies st ths capitol, which here
tofore has marked the Inauguration of
many presidents of the United Statea
Mr. Taft a inauguration immediately fol
lowed that of Vice President James ft.
Sherman, which was carried out In ac
cordance with the original program. The
distinguished company which gathered In
the senate to witness the Inauguration of
the vice president, and which afterward
was to have been escorted to the Immense
inaugural stands on the east front of the
caHiot. simply remained In their places
In the chamber to view ths more Impres
sive ceremonter attending the Induction
Into office of the new executive of tbs
Taft aad Raosevelt Arrive.
President Roosevelt, arm in arm wit it
Preaident-elect Taft. entered the crowdej
senate chamber shortly after U o'clock. Tha
appearance of theae two chief figures tn
the day's events was a signal for a
spontaneous outbreak of applause on the
floor and of cheers in the galleries.
Speaker Csnnon. entering the senate
chamber at the head of Uie house ef. rep
resentatives, took a place on the presiding
officer'a bench by the side of Vies Presi
dent Fairbanks. Prior to the entry of ths
members of the house snd the distinguished
invited guests, the senste had adopted s
resolution of thanks to Mr. Fairbanks, who
replied with a farewell address.
He then administered to Mr. Sherman the
brief oath of office, and turned over to
him the presiding officer's gavel. Vice
President Sherman made a brief Inaugural
address and then rapped the chamber to
order for the further business of in
augurating the new president of ths United
The ceremonies at the capitol ended at
1:45 p. m.. after which the senate ad
journed until 12 o'clock tomortow, when
It meets In response to the extra sesston
call, to confirm csbinet apppintmsnls.
Ceresaoay Is Simple.
Mr. Taft's Induction into office was th
same simple ceremony devised In ths
early days. He swore to uphold and de
fend the constitution, to enforce all laws
snd to protect the republic against all
enemies, both foreign and domestic. Ths
oath was administered by Chief . Juetlce
Fuller, who waa officiating at such a cere- ,
mony for the last time In his notable career
as the chief presiding officer of the coun
ty's highest court. President . Roosevelt,
who became again a private citizen of the
United Stales when President Taft had
kissed the Bible in consummation of his
oath, was quick to congratulate bis succes
sor in office, being second to the chief
justice In exercising that privilege.
Mr. Taft delivered his lnsugural address
In abbreviated form in the senate chamber.
When Mr. Taft had concluded he Was es
corted to the w siting carriage outside the
aenate wing and there was joined by Mrs.
Taft and by Vice President and Mrs. Sher
man for the return ride to the While
Reviews Iaaaaarel Parasls).
President Taft arrived at the Whit House
at 2:3 o'clock. Thete was no ceremony sJhl
no demonstration. Vice President and Mrs.
Sherman followed the President Into the
At 1 47 p. m., President Taft and VU-a
President Sherman, left the Whits house
end took their place in the reviewing stand.
They were received with a mtghty cheer.
The review of the inaugural parade began
Prts.dent Roosevelt walked out of the
capitol amid a cheering throng and. es
corted by l.'rtD members of the New Tork
republican committee, was driven to the
Union station, severs! blocks away, and
boarded a train for New York and Oyster
As President Tsft passed up Pennsyl
vania avenue to the White house bs was
greeted with loud cheers, which hs ac
knowledged by lifting his hat. With Mrs.
Taft, the president rode behind Troop A
of Cleveland, which had been preceded by
a band, the chU-f marshal of the parade
and hia aides. Vice President Snd Mr a
Sherman rode In a separate carriage Im-
t mediately behind the presidential roach.
Although Preside nt-rlect William How
ard TaTe lJuUteJ up to almost lha last mo
ment that,is Inauguration should be held
in front of the capitol building, (ts had '
been announced, the committee on sr.
rairements finally decided that the cere
monies should be held In tl.s aenate cham
ber. Mr Taft said he did not mind ths snow
snd wind In the least, but Senator Knox,
In charge of the pr gram, declared it won 11
be unwiee to subject the aged chief Justice
end the older members of the senate to ths
adverse weather vondlti'sns.
Spectators Brave Stars.
President Roosevelt snd Mr. Tsft wer
escorted to tbs cspitul promptly at tha
hour set. their progress through the blind
lug snow being. met with sheers from
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