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Permanent Wave, Fickle ! Women. Cheer Up, Employers. War's Good Points. ?By ARTHUR BRISBANE? (Copyright. 1121.) The Senate has added to the bonus bill an appropriation of $850,000,000 to reclaim swamp and arid lands, the lands to be distributed among ex-service ( men. Senators opposing the ? bonus voted for this amend ment. They did it, they frankly admit, to make quite certain that the President would veto the bill, and Con gress sustain his veto. To assume that the Presi dent would veto a measure to reclaim swamps and deserts ?nd give the land to soldiers does not speak highly for the Senate's opinion of the Presi dent's intelligence or patriot iam. The $350,000,000 would not be spent merely to give land to soldiers. It would do away with disease-breeding swamps end deserts and IMPROVE THE UNITED STATES. Could money be better spent? Will the Republican admin istration that cheerfully gives hundreds of millions of public money to private railroad own ars to help them out of their little difficulties refuse to spend money to improve the territory of the United States ana pro vide land for soldiers? The answer to that question will interest voters. Where fashion is concerned, , to say that woman is as cnange able as a feather in the wind is putting it mildly. You know how white American women sit for hours, uncomfortable, look ing - like "fretful porcupines," while a hairdresser fastens a "permanent wave" to their straight hair. They pay $40 ?nd waste hours to get vhat TLkinit well established. Y From South Africa to the United States Commerce De partment comes a demaud via tne American trade commiasion at Johannesburg for something that will straighten out the kinky, "*tfcrman?Bttf "waTga hair of Zulu, Kaffir and otner Soutn African ladies. A handsome little white pal ace on the Hudson river was built with money that a colored lady got by selling a kink re mover in this country. One lady's joy is another's sorrow. Here's some comfort for em ployers ? of strikers. Whatever happens usually helps fhem. Henry Ford will clos*; his fac tory and discharge 40,000 men. What will those men do? Help the men on strike? Not ex actly. Many Nof them will apply to the railroads for jobs to _ help break the strike. f Thus intelligence at the top is able to manipulate tho lack of it at the bottom. Recently Samuel Gompers predicted that four million union men and fourteen million farmers would unite to help each other. At present, for 'nek of coal and transportation caused by the strike, canneries, cheese factories and ereameiies are closed down. Fruit and vege tables are rottine on the ground and transportation for grain threatens to be inadequate. How many of :he fourteen million farmers will sympathise with coal miners an<l rai'road workers on strike? How many Will do exactly the other thincr? If Mr. Gompers thinks a ma jority of the 14,000.000 farmers will sympathize wflh union la bor, he doesn't know t*>e 14. 000.000 farmers. Fwrn'-rs are ^EMPLOYERS of lab..r. j J War leaves wreck*, also pro<? \ res*. behind. Tear oras. born of / t**e war, stops a had rioy in a Michigan prison. TV war ta"ght American farmers, espe cially in California, to make Camembert cheese almost as good as the best from France. And but for war the flying ma chine would still be in the be r;-?jncr 0f the experimental stage. A company has been formed to harness up and ?se the power of ocean tides. You are not advised to buy any stoek? pioneers usually lose their money. But one day the tides will be harnessed and we shall laugh at the little waterfalls now used. Later we shall ignore the tides, using direct the sun'i power. The earth on which we live* is a gigantic driving wheel and dynamo. The sun is an engine with endless bil lions of horsepower. We shall hot always be burn i, ing coal or oil. But unless men v change a great deal, when that time comes we shall prob ably have someone intelligent enough to acquire well-founded "vested rights" in the sun's power. Man's cunning keeps I pacs with progress. HOME Partly cloudy and hod crate temperature tonight and Friday; gentle variable wind*. Publlahad weak-day avanlnca Mid Sunday morning. Entered aa aecon.t-claaa mattar at tha Poatofftce at Washington. D. C. THREE CENTS EVERYWHERE. WASHINGTON, THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 31, 1922 NUMBER 12,360, main sue CALLS Till TIJMBS Priority Zone Is Extended Over U. S, BROTHER-IN-LAW OF CLINE * JAILED ON MURDER CHARGE Miss Thornton Changes Story; Now Says There Was Talk of Dual. International Now* a*"Ire. HACKENSACK, N. J.. Aug. 31. ?Charles Scullion, a brother of Mn. Qm*.A~CUM, wife of the man charged with killing John Bergen, an actor, was arrested tojay by a ?*rgen county detective on a warrant charging murder. After being questioned by Pros ecuting Attorney A. C. Hart, Scul lion was locked in the county jail, vhere Cline has been confined since Saturday. Say Scullion Got Revolver. According to stories told to the Bergen county authorities, it was Scullion who went up stairs In the Cline home at Edgewater for a re volver at CUne'a request after Ber gen had confessed intimacy with Mrs. Cline. After 8cullion had been inter rogated by the prosecuting attorney, he was arraigned before Judge Moore, pleaded not guilty apd was remanded without bail. Miss Alice Thornton, nineteen vear-old moving picture actress, who firsl told Cline of Bergen's attentions to his wife and who Is expected to prove a star witness at I the trial of Cline. today revised her original story. It was chiefly upon Miss Thorn ton's story that Hart claimed that Bergen had been "shot down in cold blood without a chance for his life." Now Miss Thorton says that Cline offered Bergen a gun with which to defend himself and suggested a duel. Bergen was formerly Miss Thorn ton's sweetheart. Changes In Story. In her original story Miss Thorn ton was quoted as saying that neither Cline nor Bergen had a weapon while they were quarreling in the dining room of the Cline cottage. No one saw the shooting, as Cline and Bergen were on their way up stairs when the bullet was fired. Hart said he had ordered the arrest of Scullion after he had be come convinced that Scullion and Cline had conspired to cause Ber gen's death. He called attention to the fact that all accounts agreed that Scullion had gone upstairs for the weapon with which the killing was done. The prosecutor said Scullion would be held equally re sponsible with Cline. MISSOURI WATERMELON CROP HALF OF NORMAL KANSAS CITT, Mo.. Aug. 31.? Missouri's watermelon crop this year was a failure, according to reports reaching here. Early In the season, farmers re port, prospects were good. Then the six weeks' drought came and the vines withered, causing the melons to ripen suoner than they should. So the melons shipped during August were much smaller than ordinarily would have been the case. It was said that the melon ship ments this season have been only about half as large as last year. LAKE TOO COLD; ENDS LIFE IN WARM RIVER KANKAKEE. III., Aug. SI.?The warmer. Icm unfriendly looking waters of the Kankakee river yes terday claimed Arthur U. Coulter, forty, Indianapolis, after he had looked at lAke Mlchlgsn with the Idea of suicide, and found It "so big. so rough, and so cold." ? In a letter In Coulter's pocket, sd dress, d to his wife, he said he had walked from Chk-aco after finding himself unable to end hti life in the lake. Wife Of Broker Who Disappeared From ? Coast Liner MRS. EDWARD H. MOON, Of Richmond, Va.. wife of the merchandise broker Mho disap peared from the Old Dominion steamship Jefferson Tuesday night when that vessel was on its way to Norfolk from New York. He occupied a statero'un with Prof. William t'oan. of Washing Ion and l.,ee Cniversiiy, Lexing ton. Va. Mr. ("nan told the police Moon complained of seasickness, I and that Moon was in his hunk j Tuesday night. hut was not there yesterday morning. Moon and his wife had heen spending several weeks in the Adirondack mountains. Mrs. Moon had returned to Richmond hy train. Completes List of Finance Chairmen for 1923 Con vention Here. Monie Sanger, member of the Dis rict bar. treasurer of all Scottish Rite bodies in Washington, and assistant superintendent in charge of administration at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, was today appointed chair man of the auditing committee of the Almas Tempi# 1928 Shrine con vention committee. The appointment, announced hy Illustrious Potentate Leonard P. Steunrt, of Almas Temple, com pletes the list of finance chairmen. Appointments of chalrmsn of sub committees of the main finance conlmlttee are yet to he made. The rapidly Increasing clerical force employed by the Shrine com mittee In connection with thi* work of the finance and hotel committees today compelled an expansion of quarters Since the opening of the < onventlon headquarters thre* sepa rate expansions have been made (C?nti*u?d on Pa** 1, Column 1J HOW USER Mathilde McCormick Became Deeply Smitten Before He Popped Question. By HERBERT M. DAVIDSON.H lnlOMltml N?w. bntw. ZURICH, Aug. 31*?Ths story of the rtunance of Wjor Max Oser, tfie middlsagsd Swtas rid ing master, and Mitt Mathilde McCormick, seventeen - year - old granddaughter of John D. Rock efeller, whose marriage is an ticipated shortly, is herewith re vealed by International News Service for the first time. Was Deeply Smitten This story, pieced together t**ay from bits of information furnished by intimate friends, ahows 'hat .vlathilde fell deeply in love with the handsome Swiss when only sixteen years old. Oser, however, realizing the difference In their positions, made no open protestation of his own affection for the beautiful girl until authorized to do so by HarcUl K. McCormick, father of Mathilde. In the meantime. Major Oser and his betrothed have again met and are understood to be living in a sec luded and isolated hotel, awaiting word from Mrs. McCormick?the mother?permitting the marriage. Mathilde came to Switzerland from Paris, accompanied by a maid and chaperone, and has been very h?ippy since her arrival. She has studiously avoided newspaper correspondents, but her wish was expressed to a chum In these words: "All I want is to be let alone and not bothered. My movements and conversations are of no interest to anyone." Miss McCormick at sixteen was what one acquaintance described as "too grown up for her age." She had an alert mind nrd It was evi dent that she was bored with Swiss hotel life. She desired fun and the Innocent games that all girls like. There seemed to be (yn MathHdee? an American and a Swiee Mathilde rolled into one. Knows What She Wants. The S^ ' s Mathilde was a sober," practical'; .ung person, whose view of marrk jfe and love was typically European. The American Mathilde possessed all the Impulsiveness of the country of her birth. "When I want a thing, I go and get It." Mathilde told a friend. Mathilde listened to her mother, who was thep deeply engaged in study under the famous Prof. Jung, learning the secrets of psycho analysis?and read her mother's books. Mathilde boasted to friends that she "understood herself." "I have mv art," said she. Mathilde wanted t? learn to ride. She liked outdoor life and riding seemed to be the best way cf satis fying this longing. Mrs. McCormick was at first op posed. but, being a follower of the Freudian school, she feared to create a "complex." so finally agreed to allow her daughter to have her way. I Here enter Major Max Oser, I former army officer, handsome and | dashing. From her fashionable hotel on the shore of the lake. Mathilde walked daily across the | river Sihl ant1 Into the Muller strasse where the riding academy was located. Kroni the first minute she I climbed into the saddle Mathilde was an enthusiastic horsewoman. Rvery day. accompanied by Major Oner, she rode along the mountain roads enjoying the scenery. There came a day when Major Oaer was engaged and could not ac company Mathilde. She was vexed and,remarked to a friend: "I did not have my usual teacher today. It was very stupid." Son etlmes In eroawlng a had piece (Continued on Page I, Column k.) I Held With Girl in Springfield, Matt., on Complaint of L attar's Father. Alleged to have from her ; hone Mia* Ida Tl., f, sixleen ' year-old daughter of Geerjre Tay lor, 913 Third street northwest, an employe of the Washington Terminal Company, Henry Mc Cabe, twenty-seven years old, a marine, who is said to have de serted from Washington Barracks, is under arrest in Springfield Mass., on charges of violation of the white slave law. To Extradite* Pair. Detective Sergeants Cox and Lynn, of the Central office, will go to 8prlngfleld to bring: the marine and young girl ba^c to this city. According to the police, McCahe and the girl, who heliev?>d she was to marry McCabe, left Washligton for his home in Springfield. The father of the girl last night went to police headquarters and pleaded that McCahe be arrested for taking his daughter away. Found in Hotel. When the Springfield authority were notified to be on the lookout for the marine, they found McCain and the gll registered as man and wife in a hotel. A statutory charge was preferred by the Springfield au thorities against the couple. Mayflower Sailor Sought on Charge of Luring 15-Year-01d Girl A city wide search today is being made by the police and members of the marine corps for a sailor, said to be a member of the crew of the U. 8. S. Mayflower, Presi dent Harding's yacht, who has been accused of luring Miss Km ma Warder, fifteen-year-old daughter of J. C. Warder, of Indian Head. Prince Georges county, Md., from her home yesterday. Learning of the disappearance of his dauphter, Mr. Warder came to Washington this morning and reported the information he had that the girl wan with the sailor to Capt. J. E. O'Grady, of the Marine Barracks. He also gave a description of the sailor to Captain O'Orady. Captain O'Orady reported the girl's disappearance as well as that of the sailor to Captain San ford of the Fifth precinct. The girl, who was arrested In the , Fifth precinct, this morning refused to tell of her association with the aallor. "I'm married?that's all to be said," the girl told Detective Charles Wise, of the Fifth precinct. PEPPER SEES HARD COAL STRIKE TRUCE IMMINENT Settlement of the anthracite coal strike within forty-eight hours was predicted today by Senator George Wharton Pepper of Pennsylvania, after conversing with spokesmen for both operators and miners It Phila delphia this morning. 8enator Pepper planned to go to Philadelphia this afternoon to be present at a meeting of the anthra cite operators. 400 PASSENGERS ABOARD DISABLED COAST VESSEL NEW HAVEN. Conn., Aug. II ? The steamer Calvin Austin, of tha New England Rteamshlp Company, hound from Boston to New fork. Is rtlsahled four miles esst of Stratford Shoals Tugs are going to her ae ?toanrn. The steamer has passengers on hoard. Tha vessel U td no dangea. WALLACE, REID, FILM ACTOR, ADOPTS GIRL ?'?IIIIW - Wallace Keid, movie favorite, and little Betty Mummeri, three ytair'okl, whom he has just adopted in Los Angeles, receiving the written consent of the pretty girl's parents. By International Xfw? Strrkf. A Cabinet member who declined to be quoted stated today that President Hardinp will veto the soldiers bonus bill, which is expected to pass the Senate latfe today. Such action by the President, it is understood, probably will be based upon advic? from the Secretary of the Treasury. 1 nfc for the payment of compensation from the Interest on the foreign debt to the United States, was said to be regarded by Treasury officials as inadequate In establishing a method for raising the necessary revenue. They believe that the enactment of the bonus bill in Its present form would make it necessary for the Treasury Department to borrow heavily to meet the payments, be cause there Is no certainty as to the time when the Government w'11 realise on the Jll ,000,000.000 foreign debt. Plan Called Inadequate. At the Treasury Department It was declared officially that the expecta tion of the Government In that pay ments from foreign governments on war debts would be entirely In adequate to pay the bonus. The burden of payment would fall upon the Treasury and necessitate heavy borrowing in the money market. The effect would be to disturb the entire program of the Treaaury In the retirement of the pifblic debt. Officials further declared that even If the British government pays In terest this year there still would be a large deficit in the Treaaury dur ing the year because expenditures will exceed receipts by more than $600,000,000. President Harding's-advisers. It is said, have told him that the objec tions which the Treasury Depart ment regarded as fundamental ore not overcome by the Simmons amendment. The bill as It l.ow stands, they say, will prove as em barrassing to Government finances as when the President and Secretary of the Treaaury Mellon warned Con gees* that It must provide a spe^flc method of raising the revenue to pay the bonus, and that failure to do rio would lead to dangerous Inflation In the money and commodity mar kets and further burden the Amer ican people with taxation,. the ext *>H of which could only be d^ermln-d in the coming years. Officials of the TVeaaury pointed out that the Liber ) arts con (Continutd on Pap* 1, Column 4.) GIRL WITH NEGRO BLOOD CANT MARRY; ENDS LIFE ROCHKSTER,, Auk. 31.? IJenixjnd ent. k 1* said, because she knew blood ties barred her marriage, Mar garet Van Cleas, twenty-one, a nurse, leaped to her death from "Suicide Bridge," spanning the Genesee river. Her body was found last night. Miss Cleas had been miBsing since Friday. Her body was identified by her roommates, who said she often reiterated her desire to die because she could not tell her fiance she had negro blood. The girl, her friends said, had re solved never to marry. About a year ago she met the man, and he, igno rant of her secret, proposed mar riage. As his calls became more fre qOent, she was forced to decide the issue. She disappeared the night she was to have given her answer. MATE FIGHTS BOARDERS, SAYS WIFE IN DIVORCE James W. Kennedy "gets drunk, fights with her boarders, and Inter heres with her earning u liveli hood for herself and children," ac cording to Mrs. Nora C. Kennedy, who today filed suit In the District Supreme Court for a limited di vorce. She asks that her husband be restrained from entering the house and that he be required to pay her alimony. The couple were married at Basic City, Va., October J7, 1896, and have three children. Attorneys Wampler A Lynch appear for the plaintiff. RETURN HOME IN TIME TO SEE LIGHTNING STRIKE BKI<I<RV1LI<K, Pa.. Aug SI.?Mr. and Mm Cyrus Staley, returnlnn from a motor trip, were caught In ?n electric storm as they <-am?- In sight of lAe.r home, a ltd nmm a bolt of lightning Ml th? building 1.G.G.TAKES COMPLETE CHARGE OF SHIPMENTS Emergency West of Mississippi Brings Entire Rail System Under Federal Eyes. By International ?w? Nervier. Recognizing the growirjg se riousness of the railroad situa tion, the Interstate Commerce Commission today declared a state of emergency to exist on the rail roads west of the Mississippi river and extended its priority arder affecting shipments of all com modities to include the western half of the country as well as the eastern half. Increases I. C. C. Power. The action of the commission to day brings all. the railroads of U?e country under the emergency pow ers of the commission as regards commodity shipments. The priori I ties established east of the Missis sippi on July 25. giving right of way to food and coal shipments and authorizing railroads to raise embargoes against 'other classes of freight, are thus established on a national scale. The text of the Commission's order follows: 1 "It appearing in the opinion of the commission that an emergency which requires immediatte action exists upon the lines of each and all the common carriers by rail load subject to the Interstate Com merce act, west of the Mississippi river, and because of the inability ot such common carriers properly and completely to serve the public in the transportation of essential commodities. It is ordered and di rected: "I. That each such common carrier by railroad, to the extent that it is unable promptly to trans port all freight traffic offered io it for movement, or to move i>ver its line or lines of railways shall give preference and priority to the movement of each of the following commodities: Food for human con sumption; feed for live stock; live stock, perishable products and fuel. Effective September I. "2. That to the extent any such common carrier by railroad is un able, under the existing Interchange and car Bervice rules, to return cars to its connections promptly, It shall give preference and priority in the movement, exchange, inter change and return of empty cars intended to be used for the trans portation of the commodities especi ally designated in paragraph 1. "J. That all rules, regulations and practices of such common car riers with respect to car service as that term is defined in said act are herebv suspended in so far as they conflict with the directions hereby made. "4. That this order shsll be ef fective from and after September 1, 1922, and shall remain in force until the further order of the Com mission." U. S. Officials Certain Coal Yield Will Be Normal in 2 Weeks By OKOKtiK K. IIOLMKS. International New* Mervlre. Within two weeks It was pre dicted today by Government offi 1 rials, production of coal, In both i bituminous and anthracite fielda, will be virtually normal. Bituminous production has prac tically reached that point now, and there was every confidence mani fested today in Government quarters that the' anthracite strike will l>f< ssttled this wee*. Virtually all talk *f "Government seizure" of either mine* or rail, roads as a reault of tha chaotic In dustrial situation had disappeared today. Cabinet officers t.K>k the view thst coal mine selsure had been rendered Who Iv Improbable snd unnecessary because of Ihe Im proved outlook for an early peace in the anthracite ftelda. As for Ike rail roads j II wan saaeiled I feat the> will be ^ivea "every oppar tartly '