WASHINGTON, March 6, 1913 (UP) -- President Wilson today started his second day's work at the white house with a rush. Reaching his desk at 9 o'clock he immediately called a cabinet meeting.
It was expected the president and his cabinet today would get down to the actual business of formulating and putting into operation the policies of the administration.
Secretary Bryan remained in the president's office for a half hour after the cabinet meeting adjourned.
Bryan was greeted by a crowd in the white house yard when he left. Many men and women pressed around him to shake hands. He refused to discuss the meeting.
Wilson's embargo on officeseekers was put into operation by the president himself today when he declined to consider an application for a federal appointment. Senators Fletcher and Bryan of Florida called at the white house and told Wilson they had come to recommend the appointment of a federal judge and United States attorney. Wilson told the senators to make their recommendations to Atty. Gen. McReynolds.
Wilson's first formal meeting with official representatives of foreign countries was scheduled for this afternoon, when he was to receive the Japanese ambassador.
Two men persistently reported as prospective ambassadors or ministers were also to be received. They were Augustus Thomas, the playwright, and Frederick S. Penfield of Philadelphia.
Wilson is facing the possibility of a house more conservative than the senate.
In the reorganization of the house, it is apparent the new president was not considered. Speaker Clark and Oscar Underwood, floor leader, both returned to their old positions, will dominate the house.
In selecting men to fill vacancies on the ways and means committee yesterday, the house was clearly under the influence of Clark and Underwood.
All the men named are of the conservative type, while Representative Garner of Texas, given a place on the committee, is classed as a high perfectionist.
In the senate, however, progressives seem to be in control. Senator Kern, chosen floor leader by the democrats, was Secretary Bryan's running mate in the 1908 campaign. Wilson was back of Kern's candidacy.
Whether republicans or progressives will be recognized by the democratic majority in the senate as the official minority, was the problem forced upon the new senate leaders today.
Five progressives-Poindexter, Clapp, Sterling, Norris and Bristow-are planning to hold a formal caucus and nominate their share of members of the important senate committees.
One-half of the antiregular republicans went into the republican caucus. Senators Work, Crawford, Borah and LaFollette chose this rather than an independent course.
Maj. Gen. Wood for the present will remain chief of staff of the army through an order issued by President Wilson.