Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 03, 1915, Page 7, Image 7

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Spring Calls!
By Nell Brinkley
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Spring Blta la the deep woodser places irttfa her der com
ra4e. Lav and furry rabblU, and 1h toad-f rog," aewly out
of bla earthen sleep, and the little field-mouse with the little
ears like periwinkle shells and the dainty paws! And he
calls! Tom know she calls! Forbr song floats out of the
far-place where ahe wakes and creeps to a faery-stool in the
whispering grass among the tender flowers that nod tkere, and
it rises and comes, strong and sweet into the city through tho
writhing smoke and the clatter and banging and it sifts pene
tratingly sweet and insistent through the office of the chap
who's been digging away all winter. ' And content . to dig!
But when he hears the first soft note of Spring's song calling
calling calling, "Sneak away, Winter's dead, sneak away,
there's delightful things to be doing eaillng and camping
Where's your white shoes and your moose-hides and your old
riannel shirts listen listen the sea call and the trails call,
and I call and in my song is the call of all these things and
the call of Love the call of LorM His Winter-wound spirit
aches black hatred of the office-shell comes In a blind cloud
over his heart; he swirls his papers Into the air (when he can
he flies out of his coccoon and follows) -and after that folka
say, "He has the Spring fever!" The Winter-wrapped girl
who's been at peace in her furs without green places and lasy
days stretches her arms in dim-awakening when the soft, lasy,
repeating note-reach her ears tn town. And under Its speU
she sees wind-washed slopesenywhere--anywhere blo
with flowers herself In her middy Jacket and flat white shoes
blue sky sod whlte-olouds and sailing yellow butterflies
and a man!
Spring calls and listensand chuckles, I reckon, when she
hears the stir in the city places that her musio makes when
she hears the fever of her magic tn the turmoil la myriad
spirits behind the desks!
Lesson for All Women in Grandmother-Wife
Who Eloped at Age of Sixty
(Copyright. 1916. Star Company.)
"The dangerou- ago for women doe
not sem to limit U bounrta to middle
life. A woman of e has recently eloped
with a man of bar own age. After hav
ing lived with har
husband aince 1877
and belli a
mother and a
- grandmother she
olaoovared herraal
affinity and eloped
with htm. 1 f V;
It would aeem
that a man and a
woman who had
reached the age
of (0 might poeaeaa
the aetf-ontrol and
the reasoning
power which would
enable them to
avoid a courae of L .. "Vhtf.J
action that most
bring sorrow and humiliation upon their
falmllles. But It Is lrapoeetbie to judge
of one's fellow being without knowing
their temperament, their temptations) and
liialr trials
We have all quoted frequently the
i!am. "There's no fool Itlce an old fool,'
but few of us have stopped to analyse
the causes which produces old fools. A
rmd mtk freouently produces a vo
racious maturity. Men and woman who
Take A
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of cloth withe
few drops of
aJn-Onaen It. Wot
drills saws, chisels, iron
eUnes. all tools, to prevent
met. Oil automatic tools wtUk
g4n-Oo. Also oae on oil atooe for
quick edging h works
On. A utcoonary a
100 other asee with
every bottle. 10c, 25c,
50c ell stores.
Un-One Oil Co.
42 N. Bdwy.
K Y.
marry young, and are engrossed through
all the years of youth and maturity with
family cares, find life dull and common-
place when those cares .drop away and
leave them once more with time te think
of other things than material neoasaltles.
Tho romantio sMe of life again presents
itself, and If there la a strongly tempera
mental tendency, with a correapoading
laok of balanoa, trouble Is ' certain te
ensue. That la, trouble Is certain to ensue
If, as la usually the case, this late Indian
summer comes to only one of the mated
It Is mere frequently the man to whom
It comes. A man who, having filled all
the 4 ut lea of father and grandfather for
many years, finds himself with leisure
and means to enjoy life, awakems te a
consclouanesa of heart hunger, and Is
surprised to discover all the romanUo
Impulses of youth fully alive la his na
ture. .
Meanwhile the wtfe, who la also mother
and sraadroother, has "settled down."
satisfied to seek her distractions In her
physical ailments, and her recital to her
friends of experience wtltt aurgeons and
operating tables, or tn the pursuance of
duties and pleasures which appertain
whofly to tho grandmother period of her
existence. It la so long ago slnoo She
walked, In the wonderfulneaa of romance
that tt Is all like a forogtten dream, and
If her husband should attempt to renew
the old dream and to make It seem
reality she would probaMy rail htm an
"old fool and aak him If he were losing
his reason.
Only a few years ago a situation of
this kind developed Into a great tragedy.
A woman In Brooklyn of 10 odd years
died suddenly and her death revealed the
fact that she had been making frequent
trips to New York to meet an admirer
of her own age.
The woman had been for twenty years
the wife of a hopeless Invalid, and the
role of nurse and mental comforter and
companion for this husband failed to
aatlsfy the longings of her heart; hence
a revelation which brought shame and
sorrow upon twe families.
It Is a wise thing for men and women
to prepare in youth for middle age. and
to prepare In middle age for th more
advanced period of life. There are In'
numerable opportunlttea ore a in our land
for the cultivation of mind and the pur
suance of arts, profeealons and occupa
tion which will lend an Interest to
human existence when It passes out of
the highway of the morning, through
full noon, into the afternoon shadows.
Forty Is aa excellent age for a woman
to begin the real cultivation of her mind
and heart and the development of her
beat possibilities through knowledge of
spiritual lawa
The woman who ' devotes an hour or
twe every day to surh occupations and
Interests wilt not be liable at to to losel
her mental balance or to make herself
the sorrow of bar friends and the laugh
Ins stock of her enemies.
The Nervy Home
"I sometime think, said the head
mistress of a large girls' school to me the
other day, "that th children who are
brought up In a nervy atraoephere are
quit as much handicapped In life aa
those coming from thoroughly bad
The speaker's vast experience, sot -only
with children of fell classes, made her
"The Mares of Diohedes"
Th place of honor
Metropolitan museum
Mares of Diomedes."
This Is a bronxe
modelled by Outson
Borglum spent his
boyhood days In the
far 'west, and he
cannot remember a
time when he did not
ride horses.
Only a horseman.
familiar with all
kind of horses, in
cluding wild, run
ning, terrified, f ren
al cd animals, could
v r have worked
out this wonderful
pieo of modelling.
Beyond the marvel
lous technique lies a
story, th myth of
' Diomedes was a
fabled character of Greece.
Perhaps all fabled characters were once
men. But let that pase.
Dlomedea was a soldier who rode horse,
back, and, not content with one horse,
ha trained a whole berd of mare so they
followed him and did hla bidding.
These more would rush, headed by
their master-os th back of a horse, upon
the enemy and with teeth and hoofs
would bite, strike, kkk and destroy.
For a time this novel plan of Plomedes
was a great suocess. But, alas and
alack! there came a day when the enemy
captured Dtomede and oorralled hi herd
of horses.
And behold, the horse then did the
bidding of their raptors and they fought
the force or Lnomede wltn the same
fury that he had taught them to xri4se
on his own enemies.
And then one day th enemy took
In the New Tork
is given to "Th
piece of statuary
p -MSsrsxHsasssw
Diomedes, the captive, and put him on
one of his own horses and turned the
herd upon htm this Is the Incident so
vividly portrayed by sculptor Borglum.
Dlomedoa is represented by a man of
magnificent physique. Lean, bony, sin
ewy, strong, he cling to th back of the
mare. One arm circle to bur neck, tbe
other arm la free and is warding off tli
teeth of the oncoming horse that I about
to sella him.
Diomele is juat a little In th lead,
but behind him troup the herd of horses-
mad, frenzied, furhting horse Intent on
the destruction of their master.
Death In horribly tragic form for
him, you are sure. Is lust ahead.
The average person. If asked, after
looking at this piece of statury, how
many horses there are In the group,
would aay there ar at least twenty-five.
The fact is there are exactly seven.
The movement, the motion, the onrush
Is terririo
Of course the Idea la poetic. The actual
fact Is the horse Is a timed, animal, and
when he strikes, bites of kicks. It la only
for his Immediate protection, all of which
EorKlum knows quite as wrll as we.
Borglum points no moral.
He leaves that for us, and th conclu
sion Is that any man who uses horses, or
engines of destruction, or men. for thi
purpose of dissolution and death and
visiting vengeance on other men Is coins
to be eventually destroyed by the very
means that he has employed to destroy
The villainy yon have taught m I
will execute. It shall go hard, but I will
better tho Instruction."
Let It Ge at "Asa s re."
ho (with nswsistrerV Here's a runny
m intake in the report of that affair last
mght. It says that Mrs HweUman ap
teaxttd In a handsome "ampere" sown. In
stead of "empire."
He Well, 'ampere" Isn't very fur off,
her sown was a bit shocking. Boston
opinion of extreme value to me. ,
"That sounds pretty serious," I said,
"for I suppose the greater number of
homes are nervy, as th raeult of th
worry and overwork on the part of par
ents and elder boys and girls."
"Tou are quite correct. was her reply.
"And though such homes are never
thought of as other than good, their In
fluence upon the children Is deplorable In
the extreme. Then ar numbra of duti
ful, oapable housewives who, as a result
of their work and nerve-strain and mon
etary worries, are wrecked in health and
temper, and who, whilst filled with In
dignation at the thought of children of
th poorest classes being sent out to
school unfed, yet allow their own little
ones to start out for the day's duties
depressed by the mental picture of a
harassed, anxious, frowning mother, and
Incapable often of experiencing th Joy
of living which Is th birthright of every
,1 realised the truth of all that my friend
aid, and though she prasnntly mad th
somewhat drastlo statement that th
elementary school children with rough or
drunken parents are no more to be pitied
than soma of the better claas children
from nervy h Tries, I know that she did
not err very far.
For whilst the slum child, who does not
know a mother's love. Is generally able
to accept her fate In quite a mattr-of
fact way. and thoroughly enjoy the hours
spent nut of her home, th sensitive little
one from' a better environment, whose
breakfast la eaten In the oompeny, or
Irritable parents, and quarrelsome broth
er and slaters. Is often quite unable1 all
day to throw off the depressing Influence
of the early morning hours.
And when at the end of the afternoon
she re-enters th home. It Is often to
find th comfort of fire, cosy room and
tea absolutely marred by the mother's
preoccupation with the things and the
labors of the household and consequent
impatience with the little one's chatter,
or else her very anergtla annoyance at
having found during the day that th
Pluybox had been turned upside down.
The spirit which animate th horn I
of supreme Importance; It Is of far more
consequence though few mothers real's
th fart that even the good management
of the material things which constitute
that home. There are houses where every
thing Is in th best of order, the rooms
always rlean and neat, th food excel
lent and th clothes laundered and
mended, and put away s regularly as
clockwork every week; and yet tho In
mates are not healthy or happy or at
pear with the world and one another.
Then there ar other hotr., none too well
organised perhaps not even scrupulously
clean where parents) and children enjoy
on another's eecnpanlanshlp and affec
tion te an almost Ideal extent.
Of course, this doe not Imply for one
moment that te order te assure th hap
piness of the home a houswtfs must
err upon the side of mtsroaaagatnank It
does augrrest, however, that If a wife
and mother Is not strong enough to keep
her horn sple snd span, give her children
all the attention they may require, and
at th same time maintain m sarn mind,
oheery face, well-roverned nerve a, and
th ability to win th eonfldano of all
under her roof, sh must hv sufTTmlent
will power te shut her eyes te trifles and
determine to 'let thing go."
Comparatively few women are sen Bible
enough te take a timely rest when nervn
are In a bad condition. If they did so
they would save themselves sad every
other Inmate of the house a vast amount
of Irritation, worry, and unhapptnea.
There I probably no husband or ehild
tn exlstene who would prefer a polished
hall to an unpolished one at the expense
of a fatigued homekweper, and yet how
few women realise that thetr duty lies
q jlt as much In keeping well snd cheer
ful as In th good management of th
home. A woman Is slow to lea an that
excellent housekeeping alone canlot pro
duce an atmoepher In which family hap
piness thrives and to which people natur
ally gravitate.
Of coarse, sn Irritable, batemnered
father la often a factor In fhe making
of a nervy home, tut a general rule it
la the mother to whom children com for
understanding and sympathy, and many
of the little Joys of home life; and
though too much Is Invariably expected
of her In th way of making an effort
and . keeping her nerve which usually
have to bear a rtraln so much g'it
than that Imposed upon a man's nir
good control, UJs worth while when It
means th health and happiness of her
For th atmosphere of the home Is
something for which the woman la chiefly
responsible. , her life mate playing the
role of either helpmate or hindrance
whichever he may choose.
Do You Know That
Tou can bath without water. A thick
rob la entwined with wire and when
put on a current of electricity Is passed
through th wire. The wearer of th
rob soon finds hia body getting warmer,
until In a little while be set spires as
freely as If h were In a Turkish bath
figures compiled by th Austro-Hun-garlan
and German ntiulata in New
York show that U0,'A0 reservists of thoir
oountrtes who registered themselves for
service are unable te obtain transportation,
It 1 statedthat "hundreds of tKooeands
of gallons of choice nut oil are being loat
very year in British irunduraa beoauao
no practical means has beenYound for its
Th salary of a general in the Russian
army la not extravagant, andyvarles front
11,600 to ta,ur a year.
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