WASHINGTON, March 3, 1913 (UP) -- Washington was en fete today. Clear, cold weather gave promise of a splendid inauguration day tomorrow. Every bit of decoration in place, Pennsylvania-av is a blaze of riotous red, white and blue, with here and there the gaudy violet, white and green of the suffragets.
Notables came on every train, but the city awaited the arrival of the man in whose honor all the decorations were arranged -- President-elect Wilson.
He was scheduled to arrive at 3:45 this afternoon. Extraordinary police preparations were made to guard him.
At the white house President Taft had a busy day striving to "put his house in order" for the new executive. Hundreds of officials came to bid him goodby.
At the Shoreham hotel the Wilson relatives awaited the coming of their kinsman. There were nearly a score of them, and tonight the new executive will be there guest at a family dinner.
Vice President-elect Marshall, at the same hotel, has taken his final look at the big book of rules of the senate, and is ready to sit in the vice presidential chair tomorrow at noon. He and Wilson will have a brief conference this evening.
William Jennings Bryan stole a march on thousands of democrats who hoped to give him a royal welcome, when he arrived in the national capital today an hour earlier than expected.
As it was, the crowd already in the depot quickly recognized the Nebraskan and cheered him wildly.
Maj. Gen. Wood, grand marshal for the inaugural parade, called his aids into a final conference today, mapping out the last details of what will be the biggest inaugural pageant in the history of Washington.
Sleeping space was at a premium today. Many paid enormous prices for a cot in a hotel corridor, or permission to sleep in basements.
From New York 60 special trains have departed over the Pennsylvania railroad for Washington between yesterday noon and today.
The Tammany society, the nonpolitical organization of Tammany hall, made the trip in specials. The braves will present a fine appearance in the line tomorrow. Many silk hats that have not been aired since Grover Cleveland took the oath will be in line.
Charley Murphy, Big Tom Foley, "The" McManus, and all of the well known leaders of the organization will be in line.