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HIE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 101..
Actress and "Wife a A Difference of opinion czi By Nell Brinkley
Should Be Made
Copyright, 19H, by Amerlcan-Journal-Examlner.
! A Lady
I Proper Use of the Terms
Hy KUUtX WUUULHll WJliUUA I
Whnt !s the distinction, nsks a corre-1
spondent. between "a. woman" and "a '
InnyT" "It Heems that every lsdy 's a
M'omnn, but not .vevy woman a lady." j
Webster tolls us
that the term
"lady". Is derived
from two words,
meaning bread and
IhMPov. '.His defini
tion re therefore:
3. "Bread helper."
"A mistress of
.:. "A woman of
social dIMlctlon. In,
Kngland a woman
whose husband is
nU Imvor than' a
knight In rat.l:, x
whoso father rn3
not lower thun an
X "A Woman of gentle and
H. "A w!f or spouse."
In America, tho land of freedom and
equality," tlie word "lady" is much mis
used. Wo all know the true story of tho nils
tress of tho hou.'o Who was met by the
Inquiry, "Are you the woman as adver
tised for a wash lady?" "Wash lady" and
"J'aloo lady" are terms now in genera!
use by the- unlnstructed.
Tho impression epems ,to prevail among
the ignorant ' dud' ambitious that showy
garments and a 'disdain for labor pro
duce a "lady."
J I have heard a -working woman say
with a. smile; .of.'p'rldo that her younB
IsTightef was-not fond of work, but loved
m "plar Ihh- ladyi"'
In England the term "lady," as will be
nern by "Webster, is 'a'.'dlstlnct title. It
has Its special application the samo as
duchess, or' countess. Lady Blank may
be ignorant and-ugly. and untidy and im
possible as' A woman-r-yot she Is Lady
Wank by legal, right, : If her father's or
husband's rank so makes It possible.
In Amerlpo.wo have no titles; and the
cultured and Intelligent mind understands
that the word "lady hero Is only ap
plicable tol.jone to whom Webster has
given tho third deflniilon:
Sho may bo a laundress, a housemaid,
a ealesglrl or an object of charity, but
It she iaj possessed ofgcntlo manner
and a refined deportmenf-lt is absolutely
propeXiio ,'speak of her Vas "a perfect
If sho is loud-voiced, vulgar In speech
or In dress, obtrusively Ignorant or rude,
slio Is NOT a lady, no matter, if she is
born and reared In wealth, and jf she
sparkles -with Jewels. k
She" Is a woman who has misused her
opportunities of becoming a lady,
A woman whoso wealth has made her
name a familiar) ono In two continents
receptly entered a fashionable shop in
New York in an unmistakable state of
intoxication and disgusted the proprietor
nnd salesmen by her rudo and boister
She Is not In America a lady. Sho
would of necessity be one In England If
her father had been an carl, or her hus
band a knlgJiU
It sat'ora "Of 'tho ridiculous to apply the
term "salesladies" to all women who are
employed at mercantile counters.
"Chorus ladles," "wash ladles" and
"shop ladles" should understand that
tho word is offensive and absurd when
thrust upon the listener.
It Is not' .necessary for tho "lady" to
label herself. Sho is easily discovered.
And If she Is not there tho flimsy label
only makes her ridiculous.
The word womtfn with a prefix is
much stronger than tho samo prefix
with "lady" attached.
A splendid, woman, a noblo woman, a
lovely woman, haa tenfold tho strength
of a "splendid lady," "a -noble lady," or
"a lovely lady." The term, "a?; fine
woman," Is full of dignified meaning,
while a "fbio lady" suggests tho guady
A "saleswoman", means ono of the
world's worthyworkers, whllo a "sales
lady" means 'nothing at all.
HAVE YOU CATARRH?
Unless Iropcrly Treated With Hyo
mpl. This Disease May He
Catarrhal troubles are far more dan
gerous than they seem at first thought.
It 'you have catarrh, usually Indicated
by sniffling, stopped-up head, droppings
In throat, and morning choking, there is
; up irritated stato of the mucous mem
brane which affords an Ideal lodgment
! and culture medium for disease germs,
especially those of consumption.
pa not allow the dangerous germs
which may oe ureawiru imu wiu mruai
and lungs to begin their work of de-
Tho easiest, simplest, quickest, surest
,- and cheapest way to check catarrh Is by
the. direct method, breathing Hyomel.
'This wonderful medicated air treatment
does not drug and derango the stomach,
but is breathed In through the Hyomel
Inhaler, directly following and destroy
ing all disease germs that may have
been Inhaled, and healing nnd vitalizing
the tissues of the throat, nose and lungs
bo" as to render catarrh and' all other
germ Infections no longer possible.
The unusual way In which Hyomel is
rold by druggists Is tho best evidence of
confidence in the treatment, and should
dispel all doubts as to Its aurattVo prop
r'ufov. They are authorized to rotund
tho purchase price to anyone whom Hyc
mel falls to benefit so you- do hot rink a
cent in tostlng' its healing virtues. A
complete outfit costs but ,$1.(0- Extra
bottles of liquid If later needed,. (A cents.
Srld l.v druggists everywhere. A dver-tlstmenl
THE ACTRESS: "
"Oh for a home! What is freedom to Jiie?
I hate the false life of the stage!
I'm tired of travel, and struggle, and pain.
My spirit loathes even the sight of a train.'
There's nothing in being the rage!."
Nature Has Yet Many Puzzles
By OARKKTT P. SERVISS.
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
i that wo do not yet
and that there are
cn the slippery
precipices of un
still above u
and difficult cor
ners to be turned
before wo can ap
proach the snowy
peak which rails
away In the sky
Uko a cloud.
I find such a
reminder In a partial list of "standing
puzzles 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., .or.. Incomplete, but upon the. .whole
they are sufficiently true.
I. The diamond, the hardest substance
known, and ono of the most transparent,
a marvel of beauty on account of th-j
subtle way In which lt plays with the
colored elements of light, is composed of
pure carbon. Hut lampblack Is also pure
Oh! It's Great
I 0INJ TO TAKE
A tPin IM HY
carbon," nnd charcoal Is practically the
same thing! If you put the diamond Into
fire It swells up and becomes nn ugly
mass, as black nnd opaque as coke. All
Us crystalline beauty is gone, and you
cannot turn It back again 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.
But 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 sixteen 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 dawn, in composed of
hjdrogen 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 has a decided
and characteristic smell.
In view of all this, It Is no wonder that
tho secrets fit the flowers and fruits
escape us, "Nobody will buy an Imitation
of the attar of loses who con get the
to Be Married
" I tA W$'r- Lor ( oh: ,h so io j S 1 ( L
So jve littlo mortals (oil, so charming in our own
choNcn path sometimes, if wo only know it), and,
gazing on some other neighbor planet busily speed
ing nnd hurling down Its orbit, wo envy it nnd see
In its sphero more silver than our own! And the
other planet Ik a discontented littlo fellow, loo!
That's Just a way some of iih have with us nnd
It's not a nlco way. Be ambitious, but find in it,
if you con, awfully good to bo yourself!
puro product of naturo, distilled in the
great field laboratories that sweetn
and beautify the meadows of war-like
The jams and conserves of apples,
grapes, strawberries and other fruits.
Imitative chemistry puts up, with a min
imum of cost and a maximum of price,
cannot deceive the pa I at h 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.
ficlence 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 havo ever robbed a bumble
bee's' nest you Know how exquisitely dif
ferent Is the taste of Its honey from that
of tho honey made by the hive bee; but
can chemistry discover the peculiar se
cret of tho burly "yellow-breeched phil
osopher," or give us something as good
as he makes?
Hmel! sdme of the sickening perfumes
that science concocts and then -turn and
press u rose or a lilac to your nose.
ICat a bowl of old-fashioned corn meal
mush with mlllc, and then say If you can,
whern It got Its flavor. Take a handful
of wheat, another of oats and another of
rye, tind 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 varied in the flavor of their
Juices, and cherries, and pears, and
apricots, and In the adjoining garden
grow grapes nnd berries of a dozen
varieties, each having Its own peculiar
Copyright. 1SS3, International News
"Oh for the stage! It is heaven to me!
Home, Husband, and Child what a life!
I long for travel the 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. They
arc all formed from the same soil and
the same air, hut you must depend upon
naturo to furnish them. Chemistry, with
all Its analytical skill, cannot perform
Luther Burbank can gradually turn a
field of yollow popplos Into a field of
crimson ones, but ho cannot glvo tho
color to tho flowers.
Ho simply detects some half hidden or
forgotten tendency of nature, nnd encour
ages It, as you may turn a stream of
Is This the Doom of Children?
By LILIAN LATJFKRTV.
From tho throb nnd pulso of living I have taken her,
From the sunlight I have shut hor far away.
At tho very peep-of dawn I always waken hor,
Then I drlvo her on and on through all tho day.
There are tasks for her to do can I spare hor?
I am Mammon, tho great spirit of your age.
There is need of children, too, and I wear her
Youth and power as my guordon 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.
She has but one life to live and 1 break her.
I am Power with Its greed of needless gain.
'Till she dies sho shall not live for I tako her,
And I burn hor in the furnaces of pain.
Drawn for The Bee by George McManus
water Into a different course.
People generally take these things as
matters of course, but we are Intellectual
beings and we havo no right not to think
and ponder over the marvels that are
presented to our senses.
In that way true science Is born and
true worship Is performed. The smell of
the sacrifice that the Creator loves Is
that which nrlses from the altnrs of a
knowledgo which Is not afraid to learn
all It can and not ashamed to wonder
where it cannot yet explain.
By W1NIKUKD BLACK
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 planting.
Brans here, peas
there, lettuce over
yonder, onions next
and then hills for
tomatoes nnd cu
cumber, and along
the edge of the
garden there are to
be sweet peas and
gllly flowers nnd
Dear, dear, what
a be-nu-tl-ful gar
den, nn fine as 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 tnelr
green stalks, and ench collar bore tho
rose's own particular name.
I'll suggest that to these little gar
deners. Yes, name each flower you can
wrlto them on slips of paper and tlo
them on nftcr tho plants gete started.
Oh, Joy, the very thing.
What? Princess Khan Is your first
rose, little girl with tho dreams brimming
your soft eyes, nnd Steamboat Hill Is the
name of your first gllly flower. Oh,
sturdy, littlo 6-year-old with the dare
devil cowboy chaps nnd the wide hat
with the rope around It, Sweet Alco? yes
that's a good name for a Illy, and Ben
Holt for the phlox. And the digging and
the sowing, and tho planting go merrily
Will they ever come up out of tho
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 havo the fun of the planting, nnd
the hoeing, and tho raking, and, best of
all, the expectation? By tho time they
begin to ho disappointed they'll be think
ing of something else.
How much more clover children are
than grownups, after all. They never
hold sorrow's cup nnd draltr tho last
drop with tear-dlmmcd eyes nnd aching
hearts, not they.
What's done Is done, whnt'.s. over is
soon forgot; wise little creatures. There's
always something nlco coming, tomor
row, maybe: sometchlng glorious.
hy, once a perfectly strange man
liked the looks of tho littlo boy nnd gave
him a bBg of marbles, perfectly good
ones: all tied up In a glorious bag, 'tijo.
And once on a raln-dlscouraging day.
Just when tho little boy thought the
world really was n good deal of a mis
take, somebody went into tho kitchen
and made fudge Just as easy.
Oh, you never can tell, can you, Littlo
Boy, never, and It's always best to look
for tho best, Isn't It? Yon havo the? fun
of looking, anyhow. '
Think of the lost dog, A few days ago
the lost dog had no home at all, and
nothing to eat, and people kicked at him
and called him n cur, and yoi happened
to meet him, and hero ho Is with a bed
of his own In tho basement, all tho bono
any reasonable dog could ask, and you
to play with nil day long.
What a fool that lost dog would have
heon to nit In a corner nnd howl,
That's right, Little Boy, you hn.vo the
sensible point of view, und I for one shall
not try to discourage you in it,
Come rain, come shine, como storm,
come fnlr wind, the seeds arc In tlr
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
yo't planted them, the seeds of promise,
and If they do not come up, why, ther
are more somewhere, and there Is always
brown earth to spare.
So let's have the fun of It today when
the first spring winds stir the blood, and
when you wish you could see a dande
lion somewhere, and believe that old
winter was Just a troubled dream.
Ben Bolt, Sweet AJIcc, Steamboat Bill,
I'rlncons Khan, they are calling to you,
the children, with their gay happy voices;
dnn'l you daro to Ik there In the groun t
and sleep forever, you lazy, things. Coma
up. come up. This Is a gay world, full
of promises, and most of them are ful
filled If wo keep our side of the bargain.
Como up. Sweet Alice, there's a littlo
maid with eyes r'dream waiting to love
ycti. Arise, Ben Bolt, and be as sturdy
as your name. Princess Khan, you'll
never do anything for the world If you
stay there all spring.
Come up, come up hope, come up faith,
come up Joy and love and comfort; up,
up, lip nut of the dark into the sweet sun--Mne
of smiling spring. The children are
Mng, don't you hear them?