THE WASHINGTON TIMES. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1919.
Beatrice Fairfax Writes of
Problems in Life and Love
Readers of this oohtmn are invited te seek the advice and oounsel
Beautric Fairfax in matters afecting their relation with 0ther peo
ple. Nam of miters are never puhbehed without permission ef the
A Little CmwcMIw A Om Thing.
dkar Miss rAinrxx:
X am in love with a young mau oelte
a few years my senior and am prac
tically eagaaed to Mm. He ie of a
very Jealous aatare and en the atMrnt
est provocation fusses aad aricees with
me There are only about two other
boys -whom I see beside him. They are
jwst pale one twenty, plays the vie
iln and I accompany him on the
piano. I vary seldom so out with
him and then only to a dance, with
a crowd The other, twenty-atx. two
year older than the one U whom I
am engaged, hae a Hudoon car and I
am only with him In the afternoon or
carry evening never after dark with
out a chaperon. Now. naturally. I
kiss my fiance occasionally and I al
ways toll him K any of the hoys hare
been to see me. Because I klse HIM
and accept advance from him. he
takes it for granted that I do the
name with the others. This is nntme.
absolutely. X plead with him to take
my word and honor on the sabject, MK
no he will not believe me. I alao
teU him that K he cannot trust me
I will cut oet my lifelonc friend.
No. again' I cannot understand him.
Miss Fairfax and I am perfectly mle
erable I wish yon would kindly ad
UN ma. CONSTANCB T.
This young nun mn very dif
ficult to please and I fear ban suck
a jealous and distrustful disposition
that he would make a moot un
satisfactory husband. Mutual trust
and faith is the only foundation on
which love and marriage can he
built- "Wny not try keeping him at
arm's length for a few weeks. Just
to demonstrate that you can keep
him. as well as the others, where
Asener Jenlous Individual,
HEAR HIM FAIRFAX :
X am a nirl of twenty. My Han
has Just asked mo to release him as
ho disapprove of mo and my con
duct. The only reason I can tod for
this H that I have Just rotnrntd from
a week-end party to wMoh he was not
tainted. Hew. doer Ms Fntrfar. do
you think there te any other n
lor uus soaoaa ensnse m mua :
Tour nance's conduct is "Just like
a man." He Is evidently very
peered, partly because he wasn't in
rltod. and partly because you went
and had a good time without him.
Obviously he Is putting his own
hurt pride before your happiness
and his own regard for you. If you
care a great deal for htm, I think
it would he very easy to bring htm
hack into good humor. If your af
fections are not too deeply Involved.
I think you are well rid of a selfish,
xmear xxss Fairfax:
X am a yopns; man In dire dis-
am in love with a gtri I some day In
tend to wed, but under the present dr-
enmstaacss I am not capable of
portinc a wife. This
ten me several letters
desire to ran set from her
come to this city. I have tried to ex
plain that I cent sapport her at
present, but she says she kt wntinc to
live in a garret and work if she can
be with me. She cannot be con
vinced. What shall X do?
ANXIRTT Waiter Reed HcapUeL
Tell her that love Is altogether
too beautiful and fragile a thing to
take into a garret unless It is ab
solutely necessary. It would be far
better to wait than to risk the
chaaue sr apasflasr the hiaiifcr of
that love bjr em aalsraly JsfXfsbr.
If she smt know ft time i ami Whip
slays wfU probably be the awe stoat
of her Ufa. I often wonder why
girls are In such a hurry to sent
the most rosnantlc time they will
ever know. I think you are peovtag'
that your love is real y asking
her to wait until more opportune
The 8iniiM of Tout.
XKAR MISS FAIRFAX:
X am a boy of sixteen and am
father talL Am wearing knee pants
and I am snvisus to wear long ones.
My mother objects as she thinks I
should- wear the short ones for an
other year. Please answer in tomor
row s paper telling me if my mother
Is right. B. H.
It is hard for mothers -to realise
.' sfTr A gee!
Pad discovzkbd m the.
VKV ACT OF MAKING KlHDUlHG
OUT Of WlMelE'5 STfM"S.
that their little hoys and girls sud
denly become young; men and wom
en, hut If you are sixteen and tall,
it seems time you made the change.
Make sure, though, that it isn't a
question of expense. She may not
he able to afford the new suit this
year. If your father is living, can't
you enlist his aid? Dad would un
derstand. I'm sure.
Don't Ran After Hku.
XKAX MISS FAIRFAX:
X am a girl of eighteen. I hare sev
eral young men friends, bet there Is
one I care for in particnlar. I have
known him for almost a year. Me is
very nice lo- and stems to care
for me when in me. Hi friends
toll me he dtsHke me. bet he denies
K. Lately he hae been roinc with an
other siri. and I don't know whether
he L: aaery or not, as a few weeks ago
he broke a date with me. and I have
not hoard from him since. This is the
sret dste he has broken and as X care
foe htm very meek I wonld like to
know what is best for me to do. R. B.
There seems little to do except to
he sweet and amiable when yon see
him and not pay too much attention
to what other people say about him.
The worst thins; you could do would
he to appear too anxious for his
attentions. Chance may bring about
a meeting and a mutual understand
ing. As Jacob Served War Raehaol.
XBAR MIS FAIRFAX:
X am a young man of twenty-three
and when In the Washington Rich
School mot a girl. Through the fear
years' course I became very much at
tached to her. 'Whoa we wars both
nineteen and were about to announce
our betrothal, her mother objected be
cause I had not arrived at a arm
foothold in life. Three weeks later
her mother inveigled her Into marrying
a man twelve years her sealer be
cause he was worth a treat deal of
money. 1 never saw the sir! for a
wkAiA Tiir aHw tbl MAr,4a. feM
the. I learned that she was very we- H
nappy, i nave never met. and am
our I will never meet, anyone I will
love as I do this slrt. Ker huoband is
dead now and I have a bright future
oa the stee. bet she Insist we can
be happy with the money left her by
taw man. My better sense ef judg
ment tells me net to marry until I
have won isnown as an actor. Please
tell me which course to pursue.
Ton lost the girl of your choice
once. Now, whan a kind fate baa
put her again within reach, why
hesitate to take the happiness you
have awaited so long? No real man
can be content to live on his wife's
money, however, therefore, you
should go on with your work after
Do You Know
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grown when six weeks old.
A square foot of honeycomb eon
tains about nine thousand sella.
In Oriental soasolrssms eaoh
pupil speaks his allotted task aloud.
regard! eoc of his feifcew sahslara.
2a Jewish marriages the bride
stands on the right ef the groom;
It is the custom of all other races
for the bride to stand on the left
The harbor of Rio de Janeiro has
nfty miles of anchorage and is said
to be the f nest in the world.
An oKproos train was beaten by
twelve minutes by an eagle which
raced it over a distance of eighteen
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tlers of Japan wrestling is an oc
cupation which has been handed
down from father to son for many
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Little Tricks For Women
in Household Economics
J?eufrg if The Times are urged to exchange news cmA views if
household scone my in this column. -If you have a good recipe, an orig
inac method of saving money, or a short cut in housework, send it to
the writer of this column, in care ef The Times.
By ELIZABETH LATTIMER.
Probably the quickest way to re
duce the size of one's meat hill is
to serve mutton instead of beef and
lamb. Curiously enough, we Amer
icans are not great eaters of mut
ton. The explanation is that up
until sow we have never under
stood how to cook it properly. Many
people who have always abhorred
the dish Had it quite delectable
when they have a dinner of it right
The strong mutton flavor so ob
jectionable to many is located prin
cipally in the thin skin and outer
fat of, a cut of mutton. The first
thing is to remove this outer skin
and superfluous fat, wipe with a
damp cloth and rub with butter.
The leg and shoulder should be
baked in an airtight cooker until
tender. The breast and neck or
flank may be stewed until tender
in much the same way you prepare
fricasseed chicken. In cooking all
mutton, it is the long, slow cooking
which makes a savory dish.
Not only is mutton usually cheap
er and more plentiful than beef, but
it is more economical because, be
ing small, the carcass may be
bought in half or quarter portions,
thus getting the section several
cents cheaper per pound than you
could the individual cut. Each half
contains a variety of cuts, and with
a good refrigerator one can dare
to buy in such quantity. The leg
has the smallest waste of any part.
Our English cousins use mutton
practically as a national dish
Therefore, the British expression:
"To our muttons." In Europe, and
especially the Orient, this meat is
almost a staple, and the Turks turn
out delicious dishes with rice, in
broths, combined with dates or
raisins or sour sauces or tart jellies.
These people of the Old World have
discovered how easy It is to digest
mutton, and that, too, is the reason
doctors prescribe mutton broths and
stews for invalids.
Quite the most novel recipe for
jelly has been seat in from a reader
6ear Elisabeth Latliiner:
When canning pineapples, I scrub
them thoroughly before peeling.
Then I cook the peeling and cores
until soft, strain them, add the juice
to apple juice and make a very fine
Also r use all pulp left from mak
ing grape and other jellies, put it
through a potato Ticer. add sugar
and spice, and turn out a delicious
marmalade out of the waste most
people throw, away.
Another u for cores and peel
ings is to make vinegar. Cook the
core and peelings until soft, put
info a large stone rock. add sugar
and stir well each day for ten days.
Then strain and bottle. leaving bot
tles uncorked and kept brimming
full until through fermenting
When done. I have the finest kind
Another way T figure, to save Is
by having an electric washing ma
chine and an electric sweeper. I
thereby limit the hiring of help to
one day a week for cleaning and
ironing. Mrs. L. B. P.. Brookland.
JVe Kg far Apple Sauce Cake.
Dear Elizabeth Lattimer:
Here is a good recipe which re
quires no eggn:
One cup cold, sweet apple sau-ce.
with one teaspoon soda dissolved in
it. one teaspoon cinnamon, cloves
and mace, one cup sugar, one cup
raisins, one half cup butter or sub
stitute, two cups flour. Very good.
Here Cemes Mere Mas,
Dear Slizabeth Lattimer:
Here Is something that might, be
of Interest to some of the men
savers. Durinsr then hle-h-nrffri
r times I find the few following helps
are quite a saving. They amount to
small bits at the time, hut whin iho ,
months roll by you will find many
more dollars in your savings ac
count: Instead of buying cigars as for
merly, I smoke a pipe. Instead of
paying 10 cents for a shoe shine, I
get up five minutes earlier in the
morning and shine my own shoes.
Instead of having laundry bills for
stiff collars, I wear soft ones and
find them much more comfortable
and easy to launder at, home. In
stead of buying lunches at noon. I
find that a tasty lunch prepared by
ray wife can be carried just as easily
as not, adding at least $1.50 a week
to our savings budget.
E. CONOMY. Chevy Chase.
SMILBS; A KOSK OF THE CUMBER
LANDS. By Bitot K. Rebinsea. Itles
trated. Boston: The Page Company.
One would hafaly suppose that
after the way In which the Cum
berland mountain region has been
exploited by John Fox. jr., there
would be anything left for anyone
else to write about,, yet Eliot H.
Robinson takes the reader Into that
land of moonshiner and feudist in
such novel and entertaining fash
ion as to give no impression of
traveling familiar pathways.
. Rose Webb, the "Smiles" of the
title, at once enlists the interest
and affection of the reader, as she
did of Donald MacDonald, Boston
physician, vacationing in the Vir
ginia mountains. The main interest
of the story centers around the de
termination of Rojp to become a
nurse, and an equally strong de
termination ton the part of the read
er that the novel will be unsatis
factory unless Dr. Mac marries the
mountain girl. Yet the author ap
parently makes the latter event Im
probable to the point where one is
resigned to the spoiling of the ro
mance, and then cleverly removes
all obstacles without in any way
creating an impression of un
reality With an admirable versatility the
author gives an 'Intimate picture
alike of life in the rude cabin of the
primitive mountaineer and the
mansion of the dultured Bostonian.
Later, when Rose achieves her
ambition and is entered as a pro
bationary nurse in an Institution
for children In Boston, comes ac
quaintance with the routine of a
So Ingenious Is the method by
which the threads of the story ar
woven into the completed fabric
that It would be highly unfair to
author and reader alike to divulge
more o'f the plot than the mere out
line given. And in the general ex
cellence of both character delinea
tion and atmospheric creation It,
too, seems unfair to be under neces
sity of regretting the introduction
of a pole- 'leal disputation between
Dr. MacDonald and the mountain
preacher, Talmadge, which Is as
unconvincing as it is irrelevant.
B. L. T.
Two little girls were coming
home from school when pne began
to tease the other. "I don't care,"
said Mable. "You are only an
adopted child. Your father and
mother are not really yours'"
"I don't care either," said Grace.
"My papa and mamma picked me
out. Yours had to take you just
as you came."
Twice-Told Tales of Capital
THE PRINCE OF
Tn Me record of "Colonel"
William A. H. Sllloway, alia
Sigoumer, who defrauded the
Washington public aa peruon
throughout the country at perleua
extending over fefty-sevan years,
aad who was exposed here In lt.
attracted the attealion of the wheie
District at the time. For two scare
years he had taken advantage of
the reading people of the nation
with poems and stories stolen from
old magazines and periodical. His
bogus "war record" was the subject
of a letter, purported to be official,
from President McKinley. before he
was placed in the White House, to
a General Welles at headquarters
here. The letter was published by
Republican managers in Washing
ton, and was intended to be sprung
as a campaign document.
The infamous career of the swin
dler and thief began when he was
but a boy thirteen years of age.
He entered the office of a small pa
per as a printer's devil. He was
then described as being dirty,
ragged. Ignorant, and impertinent:
he "slandered, lied, "and stole. He
was discharged in shor. order.
The "Colonel" stole articles writ
ten by well-known authors, palm
ing them off on rural editors, not
especially well read, as original.
One of the editors who was deceived
wxk nwner of a rnuntv naner. and
it was through fraud perpetrated
upon him that the police were put
on the track of the young pirate.
Vanished From Records.
Silloway vanished from tfie rec
ords after the closing of the
columns of the papers to his forged
poetry at the end of the first half
of last century, to reappear after
the close of the civil war as W. A.
He turned up in Connecticut, pre
tending to be a nephew of Mrs.
Lydla Huntley Sigourney. theif
deceased, and used her name and
fame to float literary pretensions,
although he was far from being
capable of literary work.
The poems which appeared in
various newspapers as his work
were signed sometimes "William A.
Slgpurney" and sometimes "William
Huntley Sigourney." and the writer
posing as the nephew of Mrs. Sig
ourney. accounted for his poetic
ability by that relationship. It
was discovered later that the verses
signed with his name were taken
from Mrs. Sigourney's published
volumes, and little explanatory
paragraphs went around in the
newspapers giving the further In
formation that the "nephew's right
name was "Slllowav" or "Sulloway."
The pretender disappeared for a
short while after that, but turned
up again when the newspaper dis
pute arose over the authorship of
"Beautiful S.iw," for which he was
one of the nOst eager contestants
of the honor under the name ef
"llock Mr te Sleep."
Not long after the appearance of
William A. Sigourney, William
Huntley Slgourny and Major Si
gourney or. to a exact, in the
year 18fi7 there was a controversy
over the authorship of "Rock Me
to Sleep," which vas written by
Mrs. Elizabeth Akerj.
In May of the yeqt of the discus
sion Mrs. Akers r ived a letter
posted at Albany. . V., and signed
"Major William Ha Hey." offering
to prove for her that she was the
author of the poem, and that the
writer had seen it in manuscript In
1S45 t"n years before it was writ
ten. He said that he had watched
her work since then. She wondered
who he could be. as his name waa
strange to her. Without wattiag
for an answer the major published
the gist of the letter.
He was after that reported dead
I at ana time and again in jail for
aerrauenng a ieoar sewsnaser.
Nothing more waa heard 9t
gourney, Huntley. Mile-way. or Sul
loway until 181. whan a letter ap
peared in behalf of a needy aad re
markably accomplished printer, W.
A. Ctiloway, which said:
"CoL W. A. Clllewar. a printer Jn
this city, is probably the moat
learned printer in the United States,
and the oply printer Irving who has
set up the Bible in the original
Greek. He has worked in London,
Oxford, Paris. Madrid, Rome, Tiov
eee, Crete and elsewhere. He
served In the Mexicas r and five
years during the rebellion. He
saved President Lincoln from cap
ture by the rebels when they at
tacked the James Brooke, and has
several letters from Lincoln thank
ia ghim for his bravery. Colonel
Cilloway has suffered muck from
hunger in endeavoring te support
his family, his parents being very
aged people his father lM years
and his mother nearly lev. It seems
that the fraternity ought to know
For four years after 131 Sllloway
waa not heard from particularly,
but in IfitpS, the following Item ap
peared under the heading: "X Pat
riot ia Need:"
"A correspondent writes that
Col. WilHam A. Silloway. an old
soidier of two wars aad probably
the most learned printer of the day
he having set up the Bible entire
in the original Greek and the Xew
Testament in German. French.
Spanish, and Hebrew, is now liv
ing in the city in destitute circum
stances, without work. This is the
old hero who. in May. ladS, saved
President Lincoln from being kill
ed or captured when the dispatch
boat was attacked in returning
from City Point to Washington.
Colonel Silloway has an autograph
letter from Lincoln in reference to
the matter. Something should be
done for hia old soldier."
What the responses were to the
kindly appeal of Mr. Bowies' corre
spondent, made aa it was in the
same style although as to a dif
ferently spelt Siliovay. does not
appear. Five years liter, after the
death in July, 1880, of John W.
Watson, author of "Beautiful
Snow.' CoL William Allen Sllloway.
then living in this city, thought
that he had at last found a medium
through which he could lay claim
to dead men's laurels and announc
ed himself the true author ef
"Lifted" Kagllah Verse.
Later he turned up in New York
and defrauded the publications there
with old poems. They later dis
covered the poetry had been "lifted"
from English periodicals and the
And now came the grand move of
the fellow. The Harpers having
threatened to have him arrested for
the fraud, his next coup was ia
commit suicide, and the press of
the country gr.tely announced that
the author of "Beautiful Snow" bad
committed suteide by blowing out
his brains or. the Bloercliigdalo
road. But t a few day U turned
out that Sllloway had got up th
story hlmslf by writing an account
of his suicide. Then for a few
months SiUoway disappeared from
hi literary arena, nut again ap
peared at the criminal bar. He had
stolen and was in the Tomba.
The timn of the death ef "SU'w
way" Is not recorded, hut no doubt,
he will be remembered in Wash
ington as one of the most deter
mined pretenders of his day.
smsuel at aenj
TWrP Wk 0
ft wihM dns luwyuf
if ngf satski was? ht a
JC was aJmsmt an
vWvw sflnfssp' ev"UVue VesrvsavlumuBowP
hast lent a
f ettaUM. sas tsmt
Da Laine. waa the osd
MMr. Fraaais Xm Lrnkto
sarplatned, "fxrt, stnusspy to sua
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tlea I had with aim years saw. fn
l"T ,wmr WM ma tssu
no weii. assj aaM ho
whea he died his
woum be hat heir. Ho
Use law would make a
wui for ntns.
he know- little
" nil rlgbte-that
mm- warn ae went west tt mm
case a very wuio what
H after he was dead. Jb
sosonUlu you know."
"Tea, so I have heard my ana
sejy- xmlvm replied. .
Me waa glad ho oauld
"I hope X make an
ntetu U you, Mr. De Uur
MGh ah yea, I hasp av" h !
with a half senile. TCfe taU 12
truth. Mr. Andrew. I can jmsuoly
what all this misns. But
to put my atfats la you
later I bop tu ha nsor
clear-headed than I mat taemy."
Heury Aadsuws flush wit
pleasure. I thank you, 3tr. 9
Laine! I ahull do my beat by you
aa it waa always my pt ensure t
do by your astat. X fee! hcaorut
that wJ aad aba shsous! ressase at
much reanaanui la me, And I
congraiuhMte yuu em the aaeiulsHlsk
ox xsam lartuase. my
nly wish that
have katrwa of it"
But the lawyer waa not guvea tf
speculatie oa the statu it Umw
who had pasaed from aauftal tt&b
so ne changed the sal
"You kaow that the
sottlemeat of your
aaar are for
Tan arc bar'
until twu years attar
Tbaa. If yau have ju
wit the tarsal aba
"Tea, I kaow." DavM anM
ty. "I authariaaau temt hat
ow so far as I ;
(with a liliafra sautte)
te onusry wftk year
David ftuahed hatry.
was aware that I bad
the yauatg laay te
aba made that w1Vf W
canaot uaoarataad Bar
suck aa axreBsrensomt-
"Wen, aba bad aa
streak la bar mtha ua
brother. Frauds, bad If jmej will
aiiow me to apeak fraandr... I;:
nasi that I hava never aassb; a,
f it in you except (wk
laugh) ia your neglaetiaa; to
the girl pf whom your auat was aa
load, i understand that aba M
"I have no doubt t If waa aba
reply. "But the fact that my aaMt
waa determined to throw ma at bar
bead waa enough ta make ate wash;
-to save the poor youag bvdy tba
trouble of dodging." '
Ha felt a strange aoltebt la uUav
lag of this girl whom be loved be
a man who did aot suspect that ho
had aver seen bar.
-Well." the lawyer said, cenaana
Unity, "there is now no harm ia mar
telling you that yaar aaar auot
complained ta me that Mb- Leegaa
toa seemed qwdteuis averse to meat
bur hta." '
The Interrogative eaimtasHss,
waa noneomaMttal. but it was tba
only word that Bavid could say at
that insoant. Then he added huwoly
and with an effort at a laugh:
"I can hardly blame her."
He Thank the Lawyer.
After listening to a few more re
marks on .business matters. DavM
arose and held out his hand.
"I thank you very sincerely far
the trouble you are takijg for nta,
He bad never had a lawyer be
fore and did not know If this waa
the kiad of thing one should aar a
his legal advisor. Yet be dMv f not
grateful to him.
"What are your plana for tba
winter if it is not impeattaeat ta
ask?" Andrews questioned.
"To tell the truth." .DavM con
fessed. "I do not knew, l have
I "Why not take a run. out West
and look over some of your uncle's
property there? You know you cast
well afford to travel new" with- a
smile "ami it would ttaooutoadsjr
complete your restoration to hoairk,
although if you are not enttredy
well now appearances are eertabaiy
"I might go West." DavM rn
jeined. "I must think R over
must take a few days in wbtab ta
learn to believe that I a a maa
ef property who can go and mm
as he please. But. I must not got
"If you look well after your in
vestments you will have enough
to do to keep you ouf of mischief.
Andrews assured him. "Oool day
David returned to his hotel think
ing deeply. But what waa upper
most ir- his mlud was not his w
ly aoanired wealth, but tketact
that Isoree bad been aa aaAtdaa
to avoid serng him in bygone dry
as he had been to avoid seeing hej.
To Re CenUaeted.
A Brillitnt Show.
"Is your wife going u war hor
diamond at the opera?" Oc
course! We can't is .m...
, - - V PI..IBW
mmc ana we ought te iry ta
grand onera intaraAtiu. . er
. " J vm wm
vans, na aesn
those who go merely to Took eaJ
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