Charles D. B. King, President of Liberia, entered upon his second term amid pomp signifying progress. A feature of the ceremonies was a parade headed by the President, his Cabinet, the Judges of the Supreme Court, foreign representatives including Dr. W. E. B. DuBois, colored U. S. Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary. Officers from English and French warships, a native force, well drilled, a company of girl guides added to the occasion.
It was the Vice President, however, who proved to be the centre of attraction. For the first time a native African holds that office. He is H. Two Wesley, of the Grebo tribe. (President King is of American descent. He was brought to Liberia from Sierra Leone when a child.)
Progress was pointed to on every hand from every viewpoint and in every respect. Typical was the new lighthouse with a fine revolving light of 25-miles visibility which has just been erected where Monrovia, the capital, juts into the ocean.