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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 30, 1915)
"The Lover's Litany1'
By Nell Brinkley
ropyrlght. ml."', Intern! News Service.
(Illustrating a Poem of Rudyard Kapling's
and the Changefnlncss of a Chap's Heart)
of the Energy
Stored Up in a
THK WWW: OMAHA. SATURDAY. .1AX17ARV HO. 1015
By GARRETT V. SERVTS9.
"The law, of conservation of energy
states that In any system of bodies en
ergy may be differently distributed and
reappear In different kind of work, but
In all Its changes
there Is neither loss
"hot gain In quan
tity. Then what be
comes of energy In
t h I a experiment?
Wind up a watch;
the spring - then
holds potential en
emy. Heat the
spring . until the
temper is taken
out; then releaee
It. It does not
spring back as It
would have done If
heating. Wh.re did the potential energy
so which had been stored up in the
apring by winding? Or cat up the colled
spring wtlh nitric arid. What has be
come of its potential energy now? In
using heat it will be noted that the same
amount of heat Is given off from the
, wound as from the unwound spring.
Header. Tapllllon. Neb."
Many a man of much scientific knowl
edge and acumen has puzzled his mind
over you question. Recent discoveries
have so shaVen formerly accepted doc
trines that even tho vallUity of the great
law of the conservation of energy has
tome to be doubted. However, putting
aside theoretical considerations, this law
appears to be so universally obeyed in
all the operations of nature that we can
experiment with (outside the phenomena
of life or vital action) that the presump
tion Is In Us favor, and when we find
something which seems to contradict It.
we ought to.be careful to exhaust every
plausible explanation before concluding
that the supposed law is no law.
Now what does this "law" assert? It
asserts that the total energy contained
In the universe Is a constant quantity,
and that, whatever particular forms It
may assume, its sum remains absolutely
the same. And what is energy? It is
that quality or condition by or through
which matter acta upon other matter o
as to produce changes of state or posi
tion. In Its many manifestations and
transformations, It appears In such forms
as chemical energy, electrical energy,
mechanical energy, all of which, under
suitable conditions, are Interchangeable,
ons for another.
Every kind of energy has two phases
which we recognize first, "kinetic en
ergy," or energy in the act of producing
motion, or doing work, and second, ''po
tential energy," or energy which Is cap
able of doing work, but is not actually
doing anything, being stored up in some
portion of matter and resting idle, like
unexpended money in a lucky man's
To get potential energy, kinetia energy
must be expended. Kinetic energy stands
for work, the product of work. But
each produoeg the. other, or makes the
other's existence possible.
I take two cases of potential energy
for Illustration. First, that of a stone
which is lifted a certain distance above
the ground, and suspended there by a
cord. In lifting the stone kinetic energy
was expended against the force of grav
ity, and this has now changed Into po
tential energy, or "energy of position."
Being separated from the earth, which
attracts It, there Is a pull upon the stone
tending to bring It back to the ground.
Tiis pull is balanced by the tension of
the cord. If you cut the cord instantly
the potential energy begins to change
back again Into kinetic energy, and the
atone drifps, developing in the course of
Us fall as much kinetic energy as was
originally expended In lifting It.
But suppose that Instead of cutting the
cord and releasing the stone you, by some
means, suddenly destroy the stone. What
becomes of the store of potential energy?
Clearly, since you cannot destroy the sub
stance of the stone, but can only destroy
it as a stone, transforming It into dust,
or smoke, or gas. the apparently lost
energy has simply been divided up among j
the billions of microscopic particles that i
now represent the stone. The total of the
kinetic energy developed by their de-
scent to the earth, ro matter how long I
It may take, will be equal to the amount ;
ao. 1. No. 2.
"Eyes of gray a sodden quay, "Eyes of black a throbbing koel,
Driving rain and falling teai-s, Milky foam to left and right;
As the steamer wears to sea Whispered converse near tho wheel
In a parting storm of cheers. In the brilliant tropic night
Sing, for Faith and Hope are high Stars that sweep and wheel and fly,
None so true as you and I Hear the Lovers' litany:
Sing the Lovers' Titany: Cross that rules the southern sky!
'Love like ours can never die!', 'Love like ours can never die!'
"Eyes of brown a dusty plain
Split and parched with heat of .lune,
Flying hoof and tightened rein,
Hearts that heat the old, old tune.
Side by side the horses fly,
Frame we now tho old reply
Of the Lovers' Litany:
'Love like ours can never die!'
"Eyes of blue-the Simla Hills
Silvered with the moonlight hoar;
Pleading of the waltz that thrills,
Dies ami echoes rpuud Benmore.
Mabel,' 'Officers,' '(iood-byo,'
(Mainour, wine and witchery
On my soul's sincerity,'
4 Love like ours can never die!' .
"Maidens, of your charity, -
Pity my. most luckless state. '
Four times Cupid's debtor I ."
Bankrupt in quadruplicate. '
Yet despite this. evil case, ; -
And a maiden showed me grace,
Four-and-forty times would I ;
Sing the Lovers Litany; ' ,
' Love like ours can never die!'
(Copyright, Chart Rerlbnee'
Read it Here See it at the Movies.
of potential energy that the stone con
tained But let us take another Instance where
the disappearance of energy seema more
mysterious. This is your own case of a
toiled spring. The kinetic energy ex
pended in winding up the Match is stored
. as potential energy in the spring. Now
iXf untemper or destroy the spring; what be
comes of the energy in this case? Can
the ghost of a rolled spring exert force?
If It is a scientific ghost It may, and In
thla way. Consider that the opposite sur
face of the flat roiled spring, re in op
posite states of strain, the concave sur
face elongated. It is conceivable that
w hen the spring Is immersed In the a Id
the twofold strain to which Its molecules !
are subjected may olve rise to electric
currents, which pass away Into the ether. ;
and the sum of hose kinetic energy is j
equal to the potential energy that the I
spring held. This, to be sure, is a hvpo- ;
thetical explanation, but it Is based upon j
known physical principles. If you simply
untemper the spring by the application
of heat, all that you now destroy is that
state of the molecules which resulted from
the strain, but here again It is conceir
able that the destroyed "strain" may
have been taken up by the ether In some
form of electric energy. ;
In a word. Ii must not be assumed that
By special arrangement for this paper a
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CopyrU'ht.1915, by Serial Publication
In Pursuit of the Itunaway llrlde.
II it'uiitiiiiieil )
'." cried Ned.
to rush upstairs, get ' her maid. Marie,
selue several garments and drag with her
the astonished servant.
"Miss Junic! Miss Junle!" cried Aunt
Debby, out of breath from running, but
June only waved a hand at her as the
taxi swept out of the drive.
A limousine had slopped In front of the
house, and a black Vandyked man had
alighted, but In Die window of the car
he saw June's face, turned wIMfufy to
ward the house and he ran forward.
"Mism Moore!" he tailed, but June's
taxi rattled on. He Jumped In his own
jar and gave the word and started In
j swift pursuit.
The tw, machines were still in sight
! when the runabout of Hobble and Iris
dached around the circle,
j "Is June here?" tailed Iris.
"l.awd. nol" puffed Aunt Debby.
In the Squirrel Cage
By BEATRICE FAIRFAX.
All of us have seen and pitied the caged
squirrel which wildly runs about Its little
prison and succeeds only In whirling Us
"Hat s her goln' yonder'."
The house of the Moores at Brynpoit
was dark when June arrived, the dear old
house. It stood back amid the dim trees,
with a dignity and beauty which she had
the only way the potential energy in the, never before thoroughly appreciated, and
lily-?, n.oving rapiUly away, saw the " runahout was gone with a hix.
confusion and blamed his wife with the ar"l Immediately after came the family
scene, for now she waa In the lead of j limousine.
the excited group, which was rushint "' Jll here?" cslled all three of the
occupants at once.
"Slit's Jut dune gone! The gentleman
with black whiikers has Just dona gone!
Mr. Bobbie and Mini Iris has Just done
Around the corner there rolled an alec-
colled spring can be used is In driving the
wheels of the watch. If the spring, or
the slato of strain In the spring, la de
stroyed the energy may reappear In the
form of heat, or electricity, or some other
kind cf working fort not yet recognized
by our science. In Its new form it may
Im away Inl , the ether without leiiig
detected. Careiul experimrnts in this 'of bift a minute for Jnn to
fwld ...U po.;s ab 'ibing interest. through an unlocked lll hen i.i
at the gate ahe hesitated a If, with no
one to welcome her, le had no right
There was a welcome, though, and a
joyous one, a loud, bearty one, a aeries
of delighted baiks from her dog fcouncer
He had known her very presence from
lr back in the shed. It mh tiift work
jvv und j
trio coupe. It was brilliantly lighted.
llttlo wires In circle after circle leading
nowhere. And many of us, who are not
unmellrd by circumstance to travel In
effectually in just such a circle, still
hustle and bustle rnadly through days
that lead us nowhere.
The great Marcus Aurellus has said,
"Nothing Is more wretched than a man
who traverses everything In a round,
and pries Into the things beneath the
earth, and netks by conjectuie what Is
In the ii.IikIs of his neighbors, without
pcrrehlng that It is sufficient to attend i
to the darnian within him, and to rever
ence It sincerely."
To put Die ancient idea in more mod
ern term.!, thete is nothing sadder In nil
the world than the man who goes through
Hie prying Into-the affairs of othei-s.
looking askance at all natural phenomena
and ci Itkiztng life and the noVld with
out rtalizlug that hi chief huii,e In
life is to contribute something to It in
stead of criticising all that Is contributed
to it and to cultivate his own personality.
People and things merit veneration for
their excellence Just as much as they
deserve criticism for their weakness. To
moat people we are akin In deed, action
and thought. And where we differ it Is
hardly possible for us to Judge clearly
more than Ignoring the things that do
not ronoein us. It means attending to
the things that do concern us. The
energy e wshIo in- wondering about
things whl h we are neither going to cor
rect nor to BiHl!t, the thought we put
Into sneering ul t lie course of action of
some one eli-e, alinply Jerk us Into a
llltle circle round and ioimhI which we
travel with a vusl t xp rclituie of energy
mid a tiny amount of a compUbliment.
The world lies ahead. The thing to do
each day la the definite tank that de
mands your own personal attention. TOach
such lank leads on to another. In tr.tv-
no in it sat an angular woman with a I what Is bhirk and what Is white.
....... .o.w .... ana mgn arcnaa nrows. iry,)lK d peering direct us la little
beneath wl.l. h t:lltterd two sharp eyes. lircl, ,lf ,.,uicai Investigation. They
rbrilled tho occupant of
Aunt liehby, hrr broad iiand on her
kt'unacli, pointed down the road.
i l n i i. mm c.l v.
"llead to no accoifipliHhmenta; they da not
make It poio-lble for us to put our ener
gies into te-il acoomplishnienla, for they
make our point of view mnaller and our
umi lly for deeds in keeping therewith.
Miiu.ir.t oic's oftn hua.neas means I Tar.
Advice to Lovelorn
T BZATBXCB rAUlTAX '
Tell, ller l liurr
lvar Allsi Fairfax: I am 1 ami hnv I where
oeen aeni'ing comiiinv Willi a giil iwo
years my junior. I have a fliieeciucation
and a positi m l ayinn u good xhIkiv, with i S'lUlrrel
tho best of chain lk lor udvunccineiit.
We' are engaged tu be married in two
years as soon an she hua llnl.ihcd iwr
A few months sco 1 was t.iken ill, but
the ihvrichm dill not enow what was
tnc m.iiter with me. After conulilnn a
! iuliyt fin,' I am In the 1 1 -el stages
of tuherculoals. I am sure It would break
I er heart to know this, but I cannot
marry her now. Would vou advise me to
tell her at on In order not to waste
her time? W. A. M.
1 hoixi yvu will take radl-ul flip to
cure yourself of this drad illriease, which
14 to be checked when In lis early stages.
Hy all means tell tn girl you tore at
once. My dear hoy, I feel sure you can be
tyired as inmiy noiiicr have been who
wm like hiu fortunate, lit finding out
! their nialaily before it had advanced too
etslng this path of accomplishments one
does not circle about one's self; one does
not wildly fly about a cage; one it not
Imprisoned In the daily round, but one Is
led straight on to a goal of achievement,
whether It he neen or unseen.
To devote one's Ufa to petty gossip, to
carping critlclani. to scandal and back
biting and sneering and slander, to In-'
vestigatlon of the things that do not con-j
cern one lo all the peering and prying
f which these things are but a small I
part is lo prtKon one's self voluntarily
! In a squirrel age. i
And we who have watched homes in j
tieadmills. wo who have aeen poor plod-I
ding donWi ys endletotiy turning the wind-1
lass of a pump, we who have even glen)
our sympathies to xriuirrcla in cages, had
bem make sure that we have not given j
oiiiselvra over to similar fates. (
The endlesa ruuntt of oerlng and pry-1
ling, of petty irltlclmn of life, leads nu
ll dooms one rather to whirling
about a circle. Tim way out of this
cage is there for the taking.
Mtnp peering und prying, stop squinting!
up your eyes In order to seu a tiny i rons-!
section of life. Mop discussing tiie wick-
cdnexa of the world and the immorality
of your neighbors
Little hurt often cause ser
ious ailments sometimes
Mood i'swoa. Germ infection ii
a danger always present.
Safety fird I Kill tha fermi
prevent Infection by tiling
The Great Antiseptic.
Good (or cuts, tores, sore throat,
bruises, swellings, scrslcbe and
bites of animals.
Buy a botlU to-day. '
At all aaaler!. Price tSc., toe 4 1140
trrT ihii i in 1 1 in i
Hon't go endlessly i
circle of pel
Don't make your life policy
over and over a llltle circle of petty goa- w
I ob- H
AT rOUNTINS,MOTEL.OII CLStWHCM
Original tad Genuine
The way out of the squirrel rage, the
cure for traveling In a round, is simply J m,0 d 1
to look straight ahead with wide open j ' iJfiCi&t4 UfTUtCUCTH
eyes, to walk straight ahead with eager r. t? ' in f iiii .
fret and to awing mind and muscle! 1 he K OOU UrinK I Or All Age?
straight Into an accomplishment that will : B1CH MILK. HALT CKAM UTIACT. M rOWDtS
give you an Interest In life. In action M-l Zn WlH Tw-
lie. the key to the cage door. In accom- ilOt 111 . tUty illlllC .. 1 rUSt
pllshivieiit ls,iedom from the thrall of I rTT Inilit on 'IIORI.ICK'S'
I Taka txtckai Imm '
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