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THE WASHINGTON TIMES: MONDAY; .JULY 26, 1915.
rr maamm EXTRA SESSION I M1M DEFENSE Chief of Detectives Here Who Has Been Claimed by Death After Long Service Congress May Be Asked to As semble on Ootober 1, It Is Rumored. president AVllson la giving eertous onrlderatlon to a call for an extra CBsIon cf Congress to take up na tional defense. Unless compelled to call this extra tension earlier, ho Is likely to havo Congress assemble on October 1, The fact that an extra session Is feeing considered by the President be- tame known here today. It added to ho already deep-seated feeling: that he Administration has come to tho conclusion that the lowering clouds In the International sky make It necessary to" take protective meas ures. Yet It Is possible that Rome weeks hence the International situa tion will have so far smoothed out that the Administration will feol It may be Inadvisable to call an extra session. Two Big Phases. But one the whole, tho probabilities are tho extra session will be called. The President does not want sensationalism In connection with tho movement for legislation. But Democratic leaders evidently are coming to the conclusion something must be done to meet the growing demands and the growing crit icism. Two big phases of the preparedness question will be up to Congress. First The plans to bo put into law to lncreaso national defense. Second How to raise the money, whether by bond Issue or otherwise. Although some of the hish officials of the War Department think It unlikely that Secretary of War Garrison will be able to report on a detailed plan for army legislation for many weeks, it Is believed this will depend on what the President says about it. , Within ten days the President Is Sxpected to confer with the Secre irles of War and of the Navy on the question of overhauling the military and naval systems. Conferences which may result in a radically new policy of national preparedness. Entirely without reference to Inter national troubles, there can be no question that the Administration and Its leaders have been Impressed, even Jarred, by the military and naval sit uation. And without refenence to present diplomatic problems. Admin istration loaders haye experienced a gradual change of heart on the army and navy problem. Quite regardless of the influence of Mr. Bryan, President Wilson, In the early part of his Administration, dis missed as uncalled for propositions to Increase the country's preparedness. He has reversed his position, follow ing the lessons the world has taught in China and Belgium. Opposition Expected. Whether Congress will see things In the same light that army and navy chiefs. Administration leaders, and, ap parently, the President, see them, is to be determined. There promises to be tenacious opposition from the ultra pacific members ofHbuse 'arid Senate. Bryan's influence. It Is assumed, will bo against a program of preparation. It would cause no surprise should ho lobby actively against" such a program. But It Is believed that the majority In both houses, if the Administration In sists, will voto money liberally both for army and navy. Just what recommendations are com ing out of the forthcoming conferences are not known. They are, however, be ing speculated on widely. But It is known that both Secretary Garrison and Secretary Daniels are prepared to advise the President on short notice. The Naval Program. Certain phases of the program which Secretary Daniels will advise are quite well defined. He is expected to urge two or more superdrcadnaughts, at least two swift battle cruisers, a large number of destroyers and auxiliaries, anywhere from fifty to one hundred submarines, a large number of aero planes and hydro-aeroplanes, with a big aeronautical base at some point, probably Pensacola, and a large ln Irease In personnel. It is not unlikely he will advise that tho capacity of Annapolis Naval Academy be Increased so that more trained officers can be graduated. The new board of civilian inventors should be officially recognized, accord ing to many navy officials. The army plans are less clearly de fined Secretary Garrison and officers under htm havo worked on them for months, but It Is doubtful If the Sec retary will advise as comprehensive a piosram as his army advisers ask. In any event a icgular and national guard establishment, it is assumed, which rn up to about a half million will he urged, with provision for the evolu tion of a trained reserve. Big ad ditions to the material of army and ftfcTy will be sought. BO DMA LAUD BY MAJOR PULLMAN Major Pullman learned of Inspector Boardman's death within an hour after it occurred today and Immediate ly called up District Commissioner Brownlow, who is at Atlantic City. At roll call at detective headquar ters Major Pullman addressed tho men briefly, pointing to their late chief as the highest example of devotion to duty. Major Pullman seemed deeply moved by the death of his assistant. A statement Issued by him today fol lows: "In the death of Inspector Robert H. Hoardman the Metropolitan Police De partment loses ono of Its most efficient, conscientious, and loyal workers, and the city of Washington one of Its best citizens. "During his twenty-four years' serv ice In the detective office of the Police Department, Inspector Board man has not only hecome the most popular official among the police of Washington, but his success In appre hending criminals wanted elsewhere, ard his effective co-operation with the police departments of other cities, has made h'rn one of the best known chief of detectives in the I'nitcd States "Inspector Boanlman has literally glvnn hlH life to the service. "He will be greatly missed by all of us." BUREAU iTNraslBBiiiiiiiiVflHcBflMHBf&v Ht BSlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllHS w I Mill PLANS INQUIRY INTO EASTLAND DISASTER Board of Naval Officers and Civilians to Investigate, Act ing Chief Proposes. INSPECTOR R. H. BOARDMAN. DETECTIVE CHIEF CLAIMED BY DEATH Robert H. Boardman Dies Sud denly at Home Here in His Fifty-fourth Year. (Continued from First Page.) show no record of a moro faithful service than that of Inspector Board man, who was a native of Washing ton, and who was appointed to the force December 8, 1886, Prior to that he had worked In the Bureau of En graving. Funeral Wednesday. Funeral services will bo held on Wed nesday from tho residence. Tho ser vices will be conducted by members of Pentalpha Lodge, No. 23. F. A. A. M., of which Capt. Boardman had been a member for years. The Rev. James W. Clark, of St. James' Episcopal Church, will officiate at the services. Tho pallbearers aro to be selected fiom the members of tho detective forco. Studied Criminology. After sevon years' hervlce as pa trolman and detective, he was made an acting sergeant and detailed at detective headquarters. During the next seven years he applied himself closely to the study of criminology and police methods and made an en viable record as an officer. The result was that In May, 1006, he was given a captaincy and when the police force was reorganized two months later he wan made Inspector and assistant superintendent. In this position he was In charge of the de tective office, a place he held until his death. From the day he was first appointed to the force Inspector Boardman was an Indofatlgable worker, and most of those who know him best attribute his death to his close application to his duty. He was at his desk seven days a week, and often worked far Into the night when there was some big case on hand that he felt needed his attention. Last summer he suffered a slight stroke of facial paialysls. But as soon as he was able to get around he re turned to his desk, and In spite of ad vice continued to give his untiring ef forts to his work. At Desk Yesterday. Inspector Boardman reached his desk In tho Detective Bureau yesterday morning at 8 o'clock, and remsilnod there until 4 In the afternoon. Ho seemed to be as well as usual. He an swered several letters and tolegrams, and then went home for dinner. Tho last big case on which Inspector Boardman worked was the Frank Holt outrage, and he was the first to realize that the same man that made an at tempt on the life of J. P. Morgan might have placed tho bomb In the Senate wing of the Capitol a few hours be fore. As soon as he read the details of the Morgan outrage in The Washington Times and saw the parallel statements made In Glen Cove, N. Y., and In the letter which Holt wrote to The Times, he telegraphed to the Glen Cove au thorities to learn If their pilsoncr could have been In Washington the day be fore. Lieut. James Hartley, who has had charge of tho detective bureau at night, Is acting Inspector for the present and will hold that placo till It Is filled per menently by Major Raymond W. Pullman. An Investigation hv a boar of naval officers nnd civilians of the causes un derlying tho Eastland tragody at Chi cago 1 planned today by Acting Secre tary Sweet, of tho Department of Com merce. Tho proposed Inquiry will bo Inde pendent of that now In progress by of ficials of tho steamboat Inspection serv ice. AVIth charges made thojt the nlted States steamboat inspection service was guilty of negllgcnco In the inspection of the steamer. It Is felt by Acting Sec retary Sweet that Inquiry by an Inde pendent board will forestall claims that "tho service Is Investigating Itself." Thorough Inquiry Sure. Sir. Sweet points out, however, that D. N". Hoover, assistant supervisor gen eral of the steamboat Inspection service, Is now at Chicago In charge of tho de partmental Inquiry and may be depend ed upon to make a thorough and im partial Investigation. It lis also said at wio uopnnment mat the Chicago In spectors engaged In the Inquiry aro not tho same Inspectors who passed tho Kastland at Grand H.iven. Acting Secretary 6wcot announced that he would telegraph Secretary Ked llcld this afternoon suggesting the In dependent Inquiry board. A copy of the telegram to the Secretary,!! now at Syracuse, Is to be sent President Wilson at Comlsh. Uhlcr Not In Capital. George Uhlcr, Inspector general of the United States Steamboat Inspection Service, who was harshly criticised In an Interview glvv'n In Chicago today by Victor Olander, of the Lake Seamen's Union. Is not In Washington. He Is said to be on tho Pacific coast. Mr Hoover consequently was directed to go to Chicago to assume charge of the In quiry. Acting Secretary Sweet, who returned here today after a hurried visit to Syracuse, talked yesterday with Secre tary Redfleld regarding the tragedy and the, charges of negligence against tho Inspection Service. Department of ficials are evidently" concerned over these charges and determined to con duct a broad Inquiry. Mixed Inquiry Board. It was suggested to Acting Secre taiy Swcd that naval officers, having no direct connection with General Uhlor's office, should make the In quiry. Mr. Sweet amended this sug gestion by recommending that the Independent Inquiry board be consti tuted In part of civilians. "I have decided to telegraph Secre tary Redfleld Immediately, recom mondlng that such n board be named to conduct an inquiry at Chicago, "aid Mr. Sweet. "It Is probablo f shall nlpo sond a copy of my rocom4 mrndatlon to tho President, as this In a matter of the gravoBt Importanco and one about which the nubile is vitally concorncd. "It seems to mo there should at least bo ono civilian on th Inquiry board. A hoard composed of naval officers or constructors and civilians would make a proper report above criticism and would not be subject to the accusation which might come from some quarters that tho Inspection service had Investi gated Itself." Acting Secretary Bweot believes the Government Inquiry will bo of addi tional Importance because of the fight which Is going to bo renewed at tho next session of Congress over "safety nt sea" legislation. Ho referred to tho antagonism of ship owners to tho La Folletto seamen's bill and tho long standing controversy between the ship owners and representatives of union labor. Interviews Not Surprising. In lonnectlon with Mr. Olander's bitter chanson today against General Uhler, anothor ofllclal of the depart ment recalled that spokesmen of tho seamen's union had long "sought tho scalp if tho hoart or tho steamboat Inspection service, and asserted that ciltlcal Intel views were not surprls- Mr. Sweet suggests as a possible ex planation of tho Eastland dlsHstor the removal of a part of hor water bnllaRt, which caused tho boat to become top heavy and capsize. Department Inspec tors are Investigating the water bal last theory, and If It Is found the East land's ballast was Inadequate the de partment's position Is that tho officers of the boat were negligent. - Tho Investigation, however, concerns the accusation of negligence against both the steambdat and Inspection ser vice, and the ship's officers and no ef- rort is to De spares ii locate icsponsi I billty. A purported statement from an offl- I clal of the stoamshlp company owning ! the Knstlnnd that tho requirements of tho La Follette teamen's bill caused tho overloading of her decks with cqulp- men is scouted at the department. Mr. Sweet says tho La Follette bill does not become effective until Novem ber 4. after the end of the excursion season, and he doubts that tho East land had added equipment on a boat which would go to the dock before No vember 4. now TESTIFIES HE SWINDLED HER Declaring he represented himself as a brother of Senator Theodore E. Bur ton of Ohio, and through the Senator's Influence would procure her employment in the Smithsonian Institute at ISO a month, Mr. Lllllo B. Allen testified be fore Ch(f Justice Cov(ngton otdny In tho case of grand larceny and larceny after trust against John Burton, Alias Samuel R. Martin and Dr. Englenmn. Mrs. Allen, who accuses Burton of ob taining from her 1136 and Jewelry and heirlooms valued at $10, was the first witness. She testified Burton visited her .home, and Interested her In a building and loan company. She said she ac companied Burton to a bank and drew out. hor savings amounting to $126 and gave It to him to Invest "From tho bank we walked to the Smithsonian Institute," Mrs. Allen tes tified, "and ho tried to leave me In tho rotunda whllo he got away, but he couldn't lose mo. Then he said tho regents could not be seen until 2 o'clock, and wo went to an F street restaurant for lunch. After lunch we started back to the institute, but when near a mil linery store he persuaded me to buy a new hat, and said he would go to the bank and get the money for my Jewelry and heirlooms. I watted at the store until about closing time, and he never returned." Mrs. Allen then recited how she met Burton several days later and Insured him to enter a hotel, where she called for help and had him arrested. Assistant District Attorney S. Mc Comus Hawen Is prosecuting the case, and J. H. Bllbrey Is chief counsel for Burton. Washington Horsemen Enter Manassas Show Washington will bo represented at the Manassas, Va., horse show, July 28 and 29, by a numbjr of horse owners. The president of the show, Meivin c. nasen, Surveyor of the District, has entered Virginia Boy and other horses from his stable. John O. Ghcen, of Washington, will be - one of the Judges and among the Washington exhibitors will be Lem King and James V. Yates. The other Judges will be Major Henry T. Allen. U. S. A.; Capt. W. W. Whiteside. U. S. A.; W. W. Banford, of Orange, Va., and II. M. Luttrell, of Deleplane, Va. The program Includes four races and a steeplechase each afternoon. Gainesville, Haymarkct, Nokesvllto. Btlstow, Front Royal, Warrenton, Gor dflnsvllle. Mlddleburg, and other Vir ginia towns will be reprecented. -. - THE NEW MEN'S SHOP G Street, Two Doors East of Eleventh I Ijl POSLAM READILY SOOTHES, HEALS AILING SKIN Use Poslam when the complexion Is unduly red or sunburned; When tormented by Itching skin; When pimples, hives, rashes, mos quito bites, prickly heat or hives an noy; When the feet are tired. Itching, chafed or blistered; When eczema, arne, salt rheum or any distressing skin disease affects; Poslam soothes, cools, comforts, re lieves all burning, smarting and Itch ing. Quickly restores tho skin to nor mal and presentable appearance. If ordinary toilet soaps Irritate, try Poslam Soap, medicated with Ponlnin and superior for dally use on the skin. For samples, send 4c stamps to Em ergency Laboratories, 32 West 25th St , New York City. Sold by all Drug gists. 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Disregard the labels on the bot tles and you will find our "Sani tary Brand" Grape Juice the equal In every way of any other brand on the market. It's the pure Juice of the finest Concord grapes, Impossible to make better grape Juice. Nothing cheap but the price. One-quart nw. Bottle 4lC One-pint - t Bottle IDC One-half-pint - t Bottle 1UC Naming of Successor Of Boardman to Await Return of Brownlow The question of n successor to In spector Boardman will not be takon up until Commissioner Brownlow returns from Atlantic City. Major Pullman said today no thought had been given to tho matter of filling the vacancy and that It might be days or even weeks until it was settled. Of the men In the department who may bo namod as Inspector and assist ant superintendent the two most promi nent aie Capt. Charles T. Peck, of the First precinct, and Capt. Ilobcrt E. Dojlc, of the Second precinct. 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