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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: MARCH 4, 1917.
WILSON WILL TAKE
OATH SUNDAY NOON
Formal Ceremony for His Sec
ond Inaugural in Open Air
East of Capitol.
WILL DELIVER AN ADDRESS
Washington, March 3. Formal
ceremonies of inauguration which
mark the beginning of the second
term of President Wilson and Vice
President Marshall will be held at
noon Monday in the senate chamber
and in the open air at the east front
i f the capitol.
Precedent for holding inautrur:.:
ceremonies on March 5, when March
4 falls on a Sunday, was set as early
as 1821 by President Monroe, on the
advice of Chief Justice Marshall and
was followed by Presidents Taylor
and. Hayes. President Wilson's in
auguration is the fourth under such
Only One Flag in Sight.
Nothing has been left undone to
make the occasion a great demon
stration of Americanism. The capital
has been decked in American nags and
the red, white and blue to the exclu
sion of all other colors. The note of
patriotism predominates in every
ceremony of the day; it is the motive
of the inaugural procession, and is the
theme of what is expected to be the
most elaborate display of night fire
works ever seen in this country.
At the capitol, where the inaugural
stand has been built on the plaza at
the east front, a great space has been
roped off, where the president's mili
tary escort, including the cav.Iry from
Fort Myer, the West Point cadets and
the entire corps of midshipmen from
Annapolis will form a square while
Mr. Wilson is delivering his inaugural
The formal ceremonies are set' by
program to begin at the capitol at
noon. Ordinarily they seldom have
started at that hour because they have
been dependent on the end of the ses-
sion of congress. Often in the last
hour crush and hurry the hands of the
clock in the senate or house have been
turned back as there was need, so that
whatever time it really was, it of
ficially was 12 o'clock noon when con
Kress ended its session and the in
augural ceremonies began b the con
vening of the senate of the next con
gress in extraordinary session. All
this is altered this year became March
l tails on Sunday.
Program for Procession.
Early Monday morning prepara
tions will begin at the White Mouse
tor the president s procession to the
capitol, where first he will attend the
inauguration of the vice president in
the senate chamber, and then, later,
with the whole official party go to the
stands on the plaza.
The president's escort f cavalry
will be assembling in the White House
grounds about the time the joint In
augural committee of congress arrives
to escort the presidential party to the
capitol. ihe committee is composed
of Senators Overman of North
Carolina. Smith of Georgia. Warren
of Wyoming, Representatives Rucker
ot Missouri, (jarrett ot iennessee and
McICinley of Illinois.
About 11 o'clock, if the program is
carried out according to arrange
ments, the presidential party will be
ready to leave the White House for
the capiiol. The Se onu cavalry
troopers will head the procession; then
will come tii2 president and Mrs. Wil
son, accompanied by Senator Over
man and Representative Rucker. Next
will be the vice president and Mrs.
Marshall, with Senator Smith and
Senatcjr Warren. Th" vice president's
escort will be the black horse troop
from the Culver Military academy. In
a third conveyance will be Represen
tatives Garrett and McKinley and
Chairman Harper, of the local in
augural committee. It will t j the first
time within the memory oi local of
ficials that a vice president wife has
accompanied him in an inaugural pro-
President and Vice President
Washington, March 3. President
Wilson will take the oath of office for
his second trem in his room at the
capitol at noon Sunday. It will be
administered by Chief Justice White
of the supreme court. Mr. Wilson
plans to go to the capitol shortly
before noon to sign bills and there
fore decided it would be impracticable
to take the. oath of office in the White
House, ts was at first contemplated.
While no special invitations for the
ceremony at the capitol have been
issued, members of Mr. Wilson's cabi
net will be with him, advising him on
bills passed in the closing hour of
Mr. Wilson has decided to take the
oath again on Monday in front of the
capitol just before he delivers his in
augural address. ,
cession. The precedent by which a
presidents wite accompanied him
was created byMrs. Taft i 1909. At
President Wilson's first inauguration
the Essex, N. J., troop acted as his
escort, ihis time the president de
clined all offers and selected a troop
ot regular cavalry.
Ceremony in the Senate.
While the president is on his way
to the capitol the remainder of the
inaugural party will be assembling
there. The capacity of the galleries
in the senate chamber is not great and
for that reason only two tickets of
admission have been issued to each of
the senators and senators-elect and
only one to each representative or
representative-elect These same tick
ets entitle the holders to seats on the
inaugural stand outside. The reserved
gallery on the east side of the Cham
ber will bet set aside for invited guests
ot the president, vice president, presi
dent pro tempore ot the senate,
speaker of the house, justices of the
supreme court, members of the cabi
net and senators. The diplomatic
fiallery will be reserved, as usual, for
amilies of members of the corps. The
doors tor those holding cards of ad
mission to the galleries will be opened
at 10 o'clock, and an hour later the
doors of the senate chamber will be
opened to those entitled to seats on
When the president arrives at the
capitol he goes to his room and awaits
the hour tor beginning the ceremonies.
Officials Will Fill Room.
Reoresentatives and representatives-
elect will assemble in the house cham
ber and march over to the senate
chamber, entering at the south door.
Meanwhile the diplomatic corps, re
splendent in full regalia, will be as
sembling in the marble room, and
when the party is complete, will be
announced and escorted to places on
the senate, floor. All others entitled
to admission to the floor will, mean
while, be entering through the bronze
When all this party has been seat
ed, the supreme court will be an
nounced and will be followed by re
tiring senators and representatives.
Members of the cabinet and high offi
cers of the army and navy will have
seats reserved for them.
Then President Wilson will be es
corted to the chamber and seated di
rectly in front of the vice president's
desk. The committee on arrangements
will take seats to his right and left
The vice president will be escorted
into the chamber, and after the presi
dent pro tempore has called the sen
ate to order in extraordinary session,
the oath of office will be administered
to the vice president, who then will
deliver his inaugural address. Fol
lowing that he- will administer the
oaths of office to the incoming sen
Thirty Senators to Take Oath.
Thirty senators take the oath of
office. Sixteen have been re-elected.
Of the sixteen new members, nine are
republicans and seven are democrats.
Iew senators to be sworn m are:
Deniocrsts-.JoKiah (1 wil.ntr rxiauiri
Park Tranimell, Florida; A. A. Jones, New
Mexico; rcier uoolet uorry, Khoilo Island
Kenneth 1). McKillar. T,nn,nA WUII.n
H. King, Utah; John 11. Komlrk-k, Wyoming,
RepublU-ans Hiram IV. Johnson, Califor
nia; Harry 8. New. Indiana: Froilorlok Haiti
Maine; Joseph I. Fianoc. Maryland; Frank
a. neiiugg, Minnesota; josepu a. Frellng
huysen. N'ew Jersey; William M. Calder,
new iorn; rnuanaer L.-. Knox, fenusylvanls
Howard Sutherland. West Vlrslnla
Re-elected senators who take the
Damoorats Henrv V. Aahhura irluni
Charles A. Culberson, Texas; Gilbert M
Hitchcock, Nebraska; Henry L. Myers,
oiuniKiia; jvey rmman, nevaaa; Atiee rom
ei-ene. Ohio! .taniita A Haait Mia,,,
Cluude A. Swanson, Virginia; John Sharp'
Republicans Robert M. La Follette. Wis
consln; Henry Cabot Lodge, Massachusetts
Porter J. McCumher. North Dakota: Ueora,
P. McLean, Connecticut; Carroll a Page,
Vermont; miim i-oinaexier, wasnington
iaanes m. lownsena, juionigan.
Senators Who Go Out
Senators who retire with tbe end of
the Sixty-fourth congress are: i
Democrats Nathan P. Brvan. Florida
William E. Chilton. West Virginia; Charles
jonnson, mains; jonn w. Kern, Indiana
Luke Lea, Tennessee; Blair Lee, Maryland
James ta. marline, new jersey; James
O'Gorman. New York.
Republicans Thomas B. Catron, New
Mexico; Mosea E. Clapp, Minnesota: Clarence
v. i;iara, Wyoming; Henry A. l'U font, Del
aware: Henry F. Llnnltt. Rhode Island
George T. Oliver. Pennsylvania; John D.
Works. California; George Sutherland. Utaft.
Ihe senate ot the sixty-tilth con
gress will then have: Democrats,
54; republicans, 42. Democratic ma
Parade to the Plaza.
At the conclusion of the ccrcmonv
of swearing in new members the party
marches out through the rotunda and
to the inaugural stand erected on the
plaza. This procession is arranged
by custom in the following order:
Serjeant-at-arms of the senate and ser-
goant-at-arms of the house.
Marshal and clerk of the supreme court.
Chief Justice, associate Justices and rfl.
porter of the supreme court.
The president of the United states and
chairman or the arrangements committee
Members oi tno arrangements committee.
Ambassadors to the United Slates.
Ministers to the United States.
Former presidents. ,
Former vice presidents.
The vice president and secretary of the
The speaker and clerk of the house.
Retiring members, members-elect and of
ficers of the house.
Members ot the cabinet.
Governora of atates and territories.
The ranking admiral of the navy and his
The chief of ataff of the army and his
Officers of the army and navy, who, by
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lerles. Exercises at the Stand.
On the inaugural stand the presi
dent will take a seat with the chief
justice on his right and the commit
tee on arrangements and the srrgeant-at-arms
of the senate on his left. For
mer presidents, former vice presi
dents, associate justices of the su
preme court, the vice president, secre
tary of the senate, senators and for
mer senators will be ranged in lung
lines of seats to the right of the pres
ident. Just behind them will be seat
ed retiring members of the house and
members-elect. The diplomatic corps
also will be seated to the president's
right and to his left will be governors
of states and territories, members of
the cabinet, and the military party
which accompanied the president
from the senate chamber.
When the president takes the oath
at the public ceremony the chief jus
tice steps forward, Bible in hand, to
administer the oath of office. He re
peats, and the president, touching his
lips to the Bible, repeats after him,
this oath prescribed by the constitu
tion: "I do solemnly swear that I will
faithfully execute the office of presi
dent of the United States, and will, to
the best of my ability, preserve, pro
tect an defend the constitution of the
March to the White House.
The next thing on the program is
the delivery of the president's ad
dress. At its conclusion most of the
party except the president and vice
president and their escorts return to
the capitol, while the president and
vice president, with their escorts,
head the inaugural procession to the
When the procession has reached
the court of honor directly in front of
the executive mansion it will halt
while the president, vice president and
their parties take places in the review
ing stand. Then the procession will
pass along, disbanding a little further
on. The steady stream of marchers
often requires six and seven hours to
pass the reviewing stand.
By the time the last of the marchers
have passed it is dark and from the
great green expanse at the foot of the
Washington monument conies the
sound of exploding bombs, which
gives the signal for a display of fire
works. The president and his family
generally see this spectacle from the
south windows of the executive man
sion, while thousands of people,
grouped on the sloping mound which
rises to the base of the monument,
see it as if assembled in a natural
amphitheater. It is always past niid
night before tle last of it is over.
ELKS WOULD SELL
AND BUILD ANEW
Younger Members Plan to Dis
pose of Property On Fif
SOCIETY ELECTS OFFICERS
Omaha Elks are discussing the
proposition of selling their property
on Fifteenth street and building a
commodious and modern home in a
quieter section of the city, near the
business center and yet away from
the noise of busy streets. The mat
ter has not yet been presented to the
organization in a formal manner, but
the younger members are giving it
serious consideration and within a
month or so expect to have a definite
plan to present.
Annual election of officers Friday
evening resulted in the elevation of
Thomas B. Dysart to the position of
exalted ruler. Utlieri elected were:
Charles Dochcrty, leading knight;
John Barrett, loyal knight; Judge
Sears, lecturing knight; 1. W. Miner,
secretary; Charles L. Saunders,
treasurer; John Killian, tyler; Charles
Wearne, member of executive com
mittee. Fratt llarwood, retiring exalted
ruler, was elected as delegate to the
grand lodge meeting at Boston next
July. Raymond li. Young is alter
Political Equality League
Has Annual Meeting in June
In the absence of Mrs. F. D. Wead
and Mrs. Fred Carey, president and
first vice president of the Political
Equality league, Mrs. Mary Dykeman
Williams will serve as president, it
was decided at a meeting Friday night
at Mrs. S. B. Wilson's office. V'lans
for reorganizing the forces of the
league for the next campaign and for
raising this organization's share of
the Douglas county apportionment to
the state suffrage fund were discussed.
The annual meeting will be held in
Prof. Fling Will Lecture
Here on Phases of War
Dr. Frederick M. Fling, professor ol
European history at the university of
Nebraska, will give the first of his
series of le:tures on "The Various
Phases of the Great War," under the
auspices of the Equal Franchise so
ciety, next Friday evening. These lec
tures, which are to be given in court
room No. 1, fourth floor of the court
house, are frse to members of the so
ciety. The subject of the first lec
ture will be "Liege to the Marne,"
taking in the first phase of the war.
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