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THE BEE: OMAHA, "WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 301P.
Jne fafain P.a
Should Be Made
, v and
( Proper Use of the Terms
Actress and Wife A of Qp By Nell Brinkley
Copyright, 1913, by Amcrlcan-Journal-Examlner.
V-' ' ' -fO1
By ELLA WUfiELEK WILCOX
Whnt is the distinction, asks a corre
spondent, between "a woman" and "a
lady?" "It seems that every ludy 's a
womno. but not vety woman a ludy."
Wobste: tolls us
that the term
"lady", la derived
from two words,
meaning bread and
hnipsr. Mils rieflnl
tlons irc therefore:
3. "Bread helper."
"A mistress of
"A woman of
social disunion In.
Knghind a woman
whose htigliand is
nnt lower thnn' a
knight In rai.l:. 'i
whoso father vrna
not lower thitn on
.1. "A Woman of
geutlo and retlned.
4. "A w!f or spouse."
In America, the. land of freedom and
"equality." the word "lady" is much mla
Uhed. Wo all know the true story of tho mis
tress of tho hou.'o Who was met by the
Inquiry, "Are you the woman aa adver
tised for a wash lady?" "Wash lady" and
""aluo lady" ara terms now In genera!
use by the-unlnstrncted.
Tho impression fioei'n's .to prevail among
She Ignorant ' and- ambitious that showy
garments and a 'dledaln for labor pro
duce a "lady."
I have heard a -working woman say
with .a nnille .of'prldo that her younR
rfnturhter was' not fond of work, but loved
m "play- tho" latfyi'"
In England the term "lady." as will be
seen by "Webster, Is 'a." distinct title. It
has Its special application tho samo as
duchess, or' countess. Lady Blank may
be Ignorant and-ugly. and untidy and Im
porslblo as." a woman-i-yot she Is Lady
Blank by legal right, ; if her father's or
husband's rank so makes It possible.
In America.. wo have no titles; and the
cultured and Intelligent mind understands
that tho word "lady.'i. hero Is only ap
plicable to?.,one to whom Webster haa
given tho third definition:
Sho may bo a laundress, a housemaid,
a salesgirl or an obJcc,tof charity, but
If she Jij possessed ofgfntlc mauneri'J
and a refined deportmentnt Is absolutely
propoxate ,'apeak of hef. Vas "a perfect
If sho Is loud-voiced, vulgar In speech
or In dress, obtrusively Ignorant or rude,
alio Is NOT a lady, no niatter. If she Is
born and reared in wealth, and Jf she
sparkles with Jewels.
She" Is a wioman who has misused her
opportunities of becoming a lady.
A woman whoso wealth ha made her
name a familiar) one In two continents
recently entered a faahlonablc shop In
New York In an unmistakable state of
Intoxication and dlsgustod the proprietor
nnd salesmen by her rudo and boister
She Is not In America a lady. Sho
would of necessity bo one In England If
her father had been an carl, or her hus
band a knight.,
It savors of tho ridiculous to apply the
term "salesladies" to all women who are
employed at mercantile counters,
"flhnnn lnrtlrs." "wash Indies" and
"shop ladies" Bhould understand that !
the word Is offensive and absurd when
thrust upon the listener.
It Is not' .necessary for tho "lady" to
label herself, Sho Is cosily discovered.
And If she Is not there tho flimsy label
only makes her 'ridiculous,
The word womij'n with a prefix s
much Btronger Uian tho samo prefix
with "lady" attached.
A splendid woman, a noblo woman, a
lovely woman, has tenfold tho Btreiigth
of a "splendid lady," "a -nobie lady," or
"a lovely lady." The term, "a?f fine
woman," Is full of dignified meaning,
while a "fbie lady" suggests the gundy
A "saleswoman", means ono of the
world's worthy workers, while a "sales
lady" means nothing at all.
HAVE YOU CATARRH?
lnless Iropcrly Treated With Hyo
mei. This Disease May 11c
Catarrhal troubles are far more dan
gerous, than they seem at first thought.
If "you have catarrh, usually indicated
by sniffling, stopped-UD head, droppings
In throat, and morning choking, there Is
- an Irritated state of the mucous mem
brane which affords an Ideal lodgment'
' and oulture medium for disease germs.
.. especially those of consumption.
o not allow tho dangerous germs
v.'ium may ue urcamru imu wie inruui
and lungs to begin their work or de-
Tho easiest, simplest, quickest, surest
- and cheapest way to check catarrh is by
the. direct method, breathing Hyomel.
'This wonderful medicated air treatment
dos not drug and derange the stomach,
but is breathed In through the Hyomel
Inhaler, directly following and destroy
ing nil disease germs that may have
been inhaled, and healing nnd vitalizing
the tissues of the throat, nose and lunga
so' as to render catarrh and' all other
germ Infections no longer possible.
The unusual way In which Hyomel la
sold by druggists is the best evidence of
oonfidenco In the treatment, and should
dispel all doubts as to Its curative prop
eljfev. They are authorized to refund
the purchase price to anyone whom Hv- I
mtl falls to benefit so you-do hot risk ui
cent In tosllng its healing virtues. A
fomplete outfit costs but 1.Q0. tlx tin
bottles of liquid It later needed,. M oents.
P Id Iv druggists everywhere. Adver-
"Oh for a home! What is freedom to .nie?
I hate the false life of the stage!
I'm tired of travel, and struggle, and pain.
My spirit loathes even the sight of & train.'
There's nothing in being the rage!."
Nature Has Yet
By GARHETT P. 8ERVISS.
Just because this Is so Ingenious an
age, and an ace so remarkable for Its
rapid advance in science, wo who live In
Its inspiring atmosphere need un oc
41,at wo do not ?ct
and that there arc
on the slippery
precipices of un-
still above u s
and difficult cor
ners to be turned
before wo can ap
proach the fenbwy
peak which calls
away In the sky
llko a cloud.
I find such a
reminder In a partial list of "standing
ruzzlea of science" which 1 have Just
been been reading, and I present this
list here, with some added remarks,
simply for the sake of the useful thought
that it Is calculated to Inspire. Some of
the statements may be slightly mislead
ing, .oc. Incomplete, but upon tho. .whole
they are sufficiently true.
I. The diamond, the hardest substance
known, and one of the most transparent,
a marvel of beauty on account of thj
subtle way In which lt plays with. the
colored elements of light, is composed of
pure carbon. But lampblack Is also pure
Oh! It's Great
1 COINS TO TAKE
A WIN in
iAJin MP 1 I 1 ' I Linxe , I II II I 1 II jiVS I J S 1 iw now V!LL IS I I S I I
carbon,' nnd charcoal Is practically the
same thing! If you put the diamond Into
fire It swells up and becomes an ugly
mass, as black and opaque as coke. All
its crystalline beauty Is gone, nnd you
cannot turn It back agnln into a gem.
It Is like a body without a soul,
II. Rattlesnake poison and the white
of an egg contain the same amounts of
identically the same chemical elements.
Hut wo cannot turn common Albumen
Into snake venom
III Coal gas and oil of roses each
consist of four atoms .of hydrogen, com
bined with four atoms of carbon. The
one delights our sense of smell, and the
other stifles us with Its mephltlc odor.
Here again nature, has a secret, which
It Imparts only to the unthinking flower.
IV. Oil of: orange, lemon, cloves, gin
ger and black pepper Is, In every In
stance, composed of rixteen atoms of
hydrogen and ten of carbon, yet each has
Its distinctive taste-and smell.
V. Ammonia, a strong whiff of which
will knock a man down, Is composed of
hydrogen and nitrogen, neither of which
has any oder.
VI. Copper Is practically odorless and
so Is zinc, but when they are melted to
gether. In certain proportions, the result
Is a metal, brass, which haa a decided
and characteristic smell.
In view of all this. It Is no wonder that
the secrets ,of the flowers and fruits
escape us, 'Nobody will buy an Imitation
of the attar of loses who con get the
to Be Married
I "tron IU' l . --, V K V- . ; 1 CMK ANO aHOW n I l 1 I V I
' unu-, l l l wvnni a.cood ii - ir l v 'I jCTj. iuw . 1 I s I T O . . .
So vo little mortals (oli, so charming in our own
chosen path sometimes, if wo only know it), and,
gazing on so mo other neighbor planet busily speed
ing nnd hurling down Its orbit, wo envy it nnd see
In its sphere more silver thnn our own! And tho
other planet is a discontented little fellow, too!
That's Just a way sonio of us have with us and
1 it's not a n I co way. Be ambitious, but find in it,
' if you can, awfully good to be yourself!
pure product of nature, distilled In the
great field laboratories that sweetn
and beautify the meadows of war-like
The Jams and conserves of apples,
grnpes, strawberries and other fruits,
Imltatlvo chemistry puts up, with a min
imum of cost and a maximum of price,
cannot deceive the pulate of the grownup
boy who used to eat these things with
open Joy at his father's table, and some
time, covertly, In his mother's pantry.
Science can analyze milk, but only the
cow can make It. We know what are
the chemical constituents of honey, but
tho bee alone possesses the secret of
putting them together In such a way that
man will risk a good. deal of stinging In
order to enjoy the matchless flavor of
tho wonderful product.
If you have ever robbed a bumble
bee's' nest you Hnow how exquisitely dif
ferent Is the taste of Its honey from that
of the honey made by the hive bee; but
can chemistry discover the peculiar se
cret of the burly "yellow-breeched phil
osopher," or give us something as good
as he inakeB?
Smell sdme of the sickening perfumes
that science concocts and then turn and
press a rose or a lilac to your nose.
l!at a bowl of old-fashioned corn meat
mush with milk, and then say If you can,
whern It got Its flavor. Take a handful
of wheat, another of oats and another of
rye, and chew a little of each In turn
can chemistry tell you Just how and why
they differ or Imitate them?
In tho orchard hang apples, almost In
finitely vsrled In the flavor of their
Juices, and cherries, and pears, and
apricots, and In the adjoining garden
grow grapes and berries of a dozen
varieties, each having Its own peculiar
Copyright, 1913, International News
"Oh for the stage! It is heaven to me! i
Home, Husband, and Child what a life!
I long for travel tho lack of restraint!
The music, the lights, the smell of grease paint.
There's nothing in being a wife!"
delight In store for your palate. Thoy
are all formed from the same soil and
tho same air, hut you must depend upon
nature, to furnish them. Chemistry, with
all Its analytical skill, cannot perform
Luther Uurbank can gradunlly turn a
field of yellow popples Into a field of
crimson ones, but ho cannot give tho
color to tho flowers.
Ho simply detects some half hidden or
forgotten tendency of nnture, nnd encour
ages It, as you may turn a stream of
Is This the Doom of Children?
My LILIAN LAUFKHTV.
From tho throb and pulso of living I have taken her,
Prom tho sunlight I have shut hor fur away.
At tho very peep-of dawn I alwayu wnken her,
Then I drlvo her on and on through all tho day.
There aro tasks for hor to do can I Bparo her?
I am Mammon, tho great spirit of your age.
Thore 1h need of children, too, and I wear her
Youth and power as my guerdon and my gage.
To tho doom of ago and darkness I am calling her;
Sho must labor though her spirit yearns for play.
Sho must bear with quiet heart what's befalling hor,
For tho world Is mine and I must make it pay,
Sho has but ono Hfo to live and 1 break hor.
I am Power with its greed of neodless gain.
'Till sho dies sho shall not live for 1 take hor,
And I burn hor in tho furnaces of pain.
Drawn for The Bee by George McManus
water Into a different course.
People generally take these things n's
matters of course, but we are Intellectual
beings nnd wo have no right not to think
and ponder over the marvels that are
presented to our senses.
In that way true sclcnre Is born and
true worship Is performed. The smell of
the sacrifice that tho Creator loves Is
that which arises from tho altnrn of a
knowledge which Is not arrald to learn
all It can and not ashamed to wonder
where It cannot yet explain.
Ily WINlFKKn HLACK
They arc busy In the garden today, the
little tykes. Whnt a hurry of hoes, what
an array of shovels and rakes, what a
digging, what a scurrying, what a plant
Tteans here, pens
there, lettuco over
yonder, onions next
and then hills for
tomatoes and cu
cumber, nint along
the edge of the
garden there aro to
be sweet peas and
gllly flowers nnd
Dear, dear, what
n be-nu-tlful gar
den, ns fine an the
garden Of the em
peror of China In
tho fairy tale
where all the lilies
were hung with
silver bells, and where all the roses
wore tiny golden collars about their
green stalks, and each collar bore tho
rose's own particular name.
I'll suggest that to these little gar
deners. Yes, name each flower you can
write thorn on slips of paper nnd tlo
them on after tho plants gete started.
Oh, Joy, tho very thing.
What? Princess Khan Is your first
rose, llttlo girl with tho dreams brimming
your soft eyes, nnd Steamboat 11111 is the
name of your first gllly flower. Oh,
sturdy, llttlo 5-year-old with the dare
devil cowboy chaps nnd the wide hat
with the rope around It. Sweet Alco? yes
that's a good nnme for a lily, nnd Ben
Holt for the phlox. And the digging and
the sowing, nnd the planting go merrily
Will they ever come up out of the
brown earth, those seeds so bravely
planted? 1 wouldn't risk much on them,
planted so early, would you, and yet,
why tell tho children so? Why not let
them have tho fun of the planting, nnd
tho hoeing, nnd tho rnklng, and, best of
all. the expectation? Ily tho time they
begin to bo disappointed they'll be think
ing of something else.
How much more clover children nro
than grownups, nfter all. They never
hold sorrow's cup and drain- the last
drop with tcar-dlmmcd eyes and nchlng
hearts, not they.
What's, done Is dpne, what over is
soon forgot; wise little creatures. There's
nlwnys something nice coming, tomor
row, maybo; sometehlng glorious.
hy, 'once a perfectly strange man
liked tho looks of the llttlo boy and gave
him a bag of marbles, perfectly good
ones: all tied i(n In a glorious ,bag, 't$o.
And once on a raln-dlscouraging day,
Just when tho little boy thought the
world really was a good deal of a mis
tnke, somebody went Into tho kitchen
and made fudge Just as easy.
Oh, you never can tell, can you, Uttlo
Hoy, never, and It's always best to look
for tho best. Isn't It? You havo the fun
of looking, anyhow. '
Think of the lost dog. A few days ago
the lost dog had no homo at all, and
nothing to eat. and people kicked at him
nnd called him n cur, and you happened
to meet him, nnd here ho Is with a bed
of IiIh own In tho basement, all tho bones
nny reasonable dog could ask, nnd you
to play with all day long.
What a fool that lost dog would have
been to nit hi a corner and howl,
That's right, Llttlo 'noy, you have the
sensible point of view, und I for ono shall
not try to discourage you In It.
Come rain, come shine, come storm,
conio fair wind, the seeds aro in thfl
grown earth now. You did the best you
could. You raked, you hoed, you crum
bled tho moldy dirt In your little brown
hnnds. All In brave and orderly rows
you plnnted them, the seeds of promise,
and If they do pot come up, why, ther
arc more somewhere, and there Is always
brown earth to spare.
Ho let's have the fun of It today when
tho first spring winds stir the blood, .and
when you wish you could see a dande
lion somewhere, and bnllevo that old
winter wns Juet a troubled dream.
Hen Bolt, Sweet Alice, Steamboat Bill,
Princess Khan, they are calling to you,
tho children, with their gay happy voices,
dnn'l you daro to He there in the grouul
Bnd sleep forever, you lazy, things. Coma
up. come up. This Is a gay world, full
of promlFcs, and most of them are ful
filled It we keop our side, of the bargain.
Como up, Sweet Alice, there's a llttlo
maid with eyes c'dreain waiting to love
ycu. Arise, Hen Bolt, and be as sturdy
as your name. Princess Khan, you'll
never do anything for the world It you
stay there all spring.
Come up, como up hop-, come up faith,
come up Joy and love and comfort; up,
up, up out of the dark Into the sweet sun--rp
of smiling spring. The children ar
'Ing, don't you hear them?