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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, ini.1
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Why Amateur Poetry is
By jSLIiA. WHEELER WILCOX.
(Copyright, 1313, by the Star Company.
Great Britain Rights Reserved.)
1- rAro publishers willing to accept or
pay anything for amateur poetry?
2 DoeB the production have to reach a
Z Could you name any reputable pub
lishers? So much vsry go6d verso Is being writ
ten by so many talented men and women
in ali, parts of the world today that ama
teur verse Is not In demand.
soured and sated
critics state to the
contrary, there was
never an era when
80. much really ex
cellent poetry was
being written as,
vcfsft (though w
hav&that, too), but
poetry which deals
wl'tfjV present day
wltK human emo
tions, and poetry
which will bear the
test of the critic
who domands llter-
aryystandards and good technique, AH
thls'ls now being sent out so voluminously
that it Is not generally appreciated.
The literary firmament is ablaze with
poetical stars, and we bask In their light
qulto falling to remark their brilliancy.
Were there but one or two, we would ac
cord them more praise.
No publishers can be suggested to the
writer of amateur verse who would buy
his wares, unless they possessed some
very vital' quality of their own. If they
did, ho could find his publishers alono
and. unaided. The following letter shows
how mistaken an educated man or woman
can be on this subject:
"I am a university graduate, with years
of specializing In English and a broad,
practical experience In writing. Now, I
have placed In the hands of one of the
keenest critics in New England some of
my stories and satires. This critic, In
conversation with a friend, spoke of the
work submitted as 'original, of rare
I wii Fat. Uncomfirut , Lookt4 Old, Felt
Miserable, suffered with llheumattam. Asthma.
Xeuralaia When I worked or walked, I puffed
like a Porpoise. I took everjr advertised medicine
I could find. I Starved. Sweated, Kierclsed
Doctored end chanted climate, tut 1 ruined m?
digestion, felt Ilk an Invalid, but iteadllr sained
wolint. There was not a single plan or drug that
I heard ot that I did not try. I failed to reduce
Tor weight I dropped society, a I did not care
to be the butt of all the Jokes, it wu embarrass,
inc to have my friend, tell me I waa settlor
Stout, a, no one knew It better than myself
SOMETHING HAD TO BE DONE
I began to ttudr the cauae of PAT. When J Cli.
covered the" cauae I found the remedy. The r rnch
Method lare me an Insight, I Improved on that.
Removed the objectionable, features, added more
Jleassnt ones, and then I tried mgr plan on mjself
or a week. It worked like Magic. Z could have
SCREAMED WITH JOV
at the end of the first week when the rcalea told
me I had loat ten pounds by mr simple, eaar,
harmlisi,- Drugleas Method. It waa a pleasure
then to continue until I regained my normal self
tn site. I feel fifteen years lounger. I look flf
teen yeara younger. My Double Chin has entirely
tfleappeared. I can walk or wurk now. I can climb
a mountain. 1 am normal In alia. I can weigh
Juit what I want to weigh. I am master of my
own body now I did not starve, but eat all I
wanted to. I did not take sweat Baths. I did not
Drug. I used no Blectrlilty, or hsrmful eaerclses.
-V'J V"! '' 8,'V ne. Common Sens
WAY ot reducing my weight and applied It I
kave tried tt on ethers. My Doctor says I am a
perfect picture ot health now 1 am no longer ail
ing. I am now a happy, healthy woman. Now I
am going to help others to be happy. I have writ
ten a book on the aubject. II yon are fat I want
yon to have it It will tell you all about mr
Harmleaa. Drogleas Method. To all who sa4 me
their asm and address I mall It PRES. as long
as the present supply lasts. It will save you
Money, Save you from Harmful Drugs. Save you
from Starvation Dieti, Harmful Eierclses. mi.
Ibly save YOUK UFK. It Is yours for the isk
tag without a penny Just send your nam an4
address, A poetsl Card will do end I'll be glad
to send It so that you can quickly learn how to
reduce) yourself snd be sa happy as I am. Write
today aa this advartlsemsnt msy sot appear again
tn this paper
HATTY BISI U Barclay, Denver, Colo.
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'H'lSMWi- nmra 3 cut!, w the f OLF-
f If m CNALb 00(5 me. J WHAT! EH!
s I the wav. i ?mmm& r .i.uwr sggaacaw-v u 1 wwmm . r ' 'i
power and most remarkable mastery of i
"Not unnaturally, I believe this work
to be of sufficient maturity to publish.
The two strongest MSB. were sent the j
rouhd of the magazines, carefully
wrapped, and In every case the were re
turned unread, with the usual polite for
mula of rejection. Using the same trap,
I have sent out moro than 200 MSS., with
the same result they were unread. With
the 'far cry' ringing on the ear of my
Inner consciousness; J must write. But
agalns the wall of lazy MS. readers one
stands helpless. Can you tell me,
Is there a way through them or around
them? As to closing my car to the call
of my pen, that Is Impossible."
Almost dally letters of similar Import
come to my hand, and .eye. Young, middle-aged
and old aspirant - fdr-' literary
honors ask for the Influence of one sup
posed to be near the throne of the august
editors and assert their conviction that
only by such Influence can the most tal
ented hope for admittance Into the
charmed circle of the "accepted."
No more erroneous Idea ever intruded
Into the mind of mortal. It is absolutely
Literary success, like all other success
of any degree or kind, depends not only
on talent, not only xon Industry, but
mainly on will nnd desire. I have known
a man of unquestioned talent to work
twelve hours a day for as many 7ears,
and yet to make but small progress to
I do not mean that he accumulated lit
tle material gain, for that Is a small fac
tor In success. But to reach an audience
and hold the attention of people means
to be able 'to entertain, help or benefit
humanity, and those are surely factors to
success. This talented m'.n worked from
a sense of duty, because he knew he
possessed gifts of. expression, and his
tastes led him In these lines. Yet he felt
no ambition to be known or recognized,
and gloried In self-effacement, while he
grieved that his hard work was not bet
ter regarded for the sake of the good ho
felt ho might do were the world of
editors more appreciative of his produc
tions. Men of less talent and less industry
surpassed him, and he wondered why It
was. The explanation lay In his own
lack of keen desire and unconquerable
The Bridge of Lodi
By REV. THOMAS GREGORY,
It was 117 years ago, May JO, 1796. that
he "Little Corporal" made his "terrible
passage of the Bridge of Lodl.' In the
thick of the onset fate seemed to be go
ing agninst the
colors and pressing
when, seizing the
them to his breast,
he rushed Into the
rridst of the death
hall and bade his
by his magnificent
courage, the men
obeyed his call,
and in a few min
utes the victory
was won, and the
Battles are won In various ways by
strategy, by tactics, by overwhelming
numbers, by superior fighting qualities,
by any one of a thousand means, but
Lodi was Napoleon's victory won by his
own personality, courage and presence
of mind. It Is as certain that but for the
presence of Napoleon tho battle would
have been won by the Austrlans. Thus
early in his career did Napoleon demon
strate the -truth of his maxim that "In
war men are nothing, the man Is every
thing." It Is quite easy to understand the un
dying interest of the story of Napoleon.
His Inordinate ambition, his ruthless
methods, hU oold bloodd directness, his
duplicity, all of his many faults ot omis
sion 'and cimmlislon are clean "forgotten
in thinking of his almost preternatural
genius. To think of a man of 26 winning
that brilliant Italian campaign -a fine
prelude to his well nigh miraculous car
eer of twenty years duration.
will, There was, a. girl on . a western
prairie who had no education and no
knowledge of tho world, and no ac
quaintance timong editors. She possessed
a certain crude talent, and Ideas of her
own, and Immense ambition to be heard.
Night or day the thought burned in her
brain and heart that she had something
to say to the world, and that tho world
The fact that she was a mero child, and
Ignorant nnd uneducated, could not sil
ence this overwhelming determination to,
compel the attention of humanity. She
sent out her roughly written llttlo
thoughts to lordly editors In city offices,
and with them she sent such a powerful,
Intense demand for recognition, that In
spite pt all ths seeming abbacies be
tween tier and success, the editors had to'
heed.her. It was not her talent.- nor her
"styje," nor, her Industry ,that,.won their
recognition; but it Was what vent with
No "power behind the throne" could
have done for her what her own com
manding wish and unflagging purpose
A middle-aged travelling man, In per-,
feet health and vigor, yet with n blasn
mind nnd a bored air, and a boy with all
the courage and .eagerness of Ignorant
youth .recently went forth from the
snme business house on tho same errand
to solicit orders. Tho man sent' homt
discouraged letters, saying trade was nt
a low ebb, and that he was not even al
lowed to open his samples In many
places. The boy sent home orders which
caused his employers to gasp with aston
ishment and "smile with delight.
The man said that the country was
going, to the dpgs; the boy said It was
the greatest land on earth. Tho man
said competitors had ruined tho business
by cutting prices; the boy said their
house was the wonder of the world nnd
was taking all the business along the
A few months after the man had passed
over his route the boy followed, and
doors and purses, which had been closed
to the former, flew open to the latter.
The eagerness, the earnestness, the
burning desire and virile ambition of the
boy were the secrets of his success.
It Is not the force of the leaden bullet
which sends tt to Its mark, it Is tho
combusttblo power back of It That Is
all there Is of achievement of any dif
"How do you win your victories?" was
asked of him one day. "Bless you," ha
teplied, "It Is perfectly natural to me,"
What confldrance, even In -the man of 28!
In the midst of his Italian victories, thn
J Directory sent commissioners to consult
with him. Waving them aside, he said:
' "Tho commissioners directory have no
I concern with my policy, I do what I
rlease." This In no conceit. It is simply
the perfect confidence of genius. "My
! movements were as quick as my
thoughts. Trtiublo me not with your sug
gestions." Ho knew what he was doing.
And so the llttlo man won his Bridge
I ot Lodi and Milan lay at his feet. Dazed
by the suddeness and completeness of the
young general's moves, delegation after
delegation came to Implore his clem
ency. All I.ombardy submitted, The Au
strian military office was ranted, con
founded, paralyzed. Napoleon had sud
denly revolutionized the whole art of wur.
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ficult nature. The man with literary
ability with a messago from the world
will compel tho attention of that world,
If he possesses this combustible force
back of hl talents. He will not send
his manuscript forth to return unread.
They may go forth many times, heforo
they are accepted, but they will be read
and they will be published eventually.
No power behind th throne can give
another human soul this tntenso quality.
For the Afternoon
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Tailor made costume for afternoon wear made of "mastic" woolen
composed by a long coat which Is worn unbuttoned.
I ' The arm hole is cut square under the arm, according to tho new
j fashion. The long straight aleevuo
I nnrr nhnwu a mrfiav vMa miff
The original collar Is of tho Robespierre) model and made of striped
epongo material with a plain edge.
The waistcoat of the same material as the coat is out in a "V" in
front, showing a small yoke of lace with a frill. It makes a blouse, and la
trimmed by two bands of eponge materials, buttoned by three rows of
steel buttons. This skirt 1b an ordinary plain round skirt, tho fullness of
which is caught up at the waist by two large folds at each side.
The waistcoat and the front of the skirt are trimmed with soutacho
Drawn for The Bee by George McManus
It mut (i iim fioui within, and mtist, I
think, bo born In tho tenurament. Yet
possibly It nmy be cultivated by proper
umlei standing of the mer on concen
tration, and by u systematic effott to bo
self-reliant and unswerving In purpose.
The literary man or woman who puts
the quality of fueling Into a story or
poem will not find his or her thoughts
unreud by 200 editor, although the work
may not possess style.
are hung kimono at top and the lowor
Husband Who Forgets Wife for Base Ball
My WINIFRED MiACK.
Bo he's a buse ball fan. Is he. that hus
band of yoursT does crui when tho
ball season opens and stays crazy till It
rinses talks base ball, eat base ball,
thinks bnse ball, ,
drenms base ball
knows every pluyer
In the league by
mi mo: has every
record by heart
nnd would be sick
In bed it he hnd to
stay at home from
a single game that
Is played In his
home town. Ho
neglects his work
you t h 1 1 k he
neglects you he
doesn't care for a
thing on earth but
"the gumo" you
must be wrong
with his hraln, and
what shall you do nbout It?
You've argued, you've begged, you'vo
orled, you've stormed, you've raged,
you've even prayod over it and nothlruf
makes the least Impression on husband.
What aro you going to think? How shnll
you fight this obsession?
How can you cure for a man with such
a strange madness? You feel as If you
wero In lovn with a lunatic or some
thing. Well, well, child, so you are, so
you am In love with a lunatic; most of
us have been, some time, or other, and
will bo again as long as we live. That's
what we get for being human and fall
ing In love with human beings.
Kow If we could only find a little god
ling somewhere o.ff a valentine and fall
In lovo with hlm-but wo can't, wo
Mmply cun't; we wouldn't Ilka the god
ling so awfully well after all, I'm afraid.
I heard three men talking about thi
tobacco hnblt last night: one was a youtif
nun of SO years, one was a tnlddle-afed
man of iO years and one wan a boy of 30
The boy of 20 yeurs was smoking n pipe.
Ho did It, ho said, to keep away from
"You'll never do it that wny," said the
man of to years, "You'll have to take up
Advice to the Lovelorn
By BEATRICE FAIRFAX.
lie I,esa Attentive,
Dear Miss Kalrfax: I have been calllnn-
on a girl for throo months steady. I hav
Known mo gin ior tnreo years, nut she
does not pay Very much attention to me.
I love the girl very much, but she flirts
with other men and does not bother with
inr, j um rrany nrariiirotten. r reu.
Perhaps she has Iimii too sum of you.
The only way to cure a flirt is to Imitate
her Perhaps If she saw you Interested
In other girls, she would grow moro in
terested In you.
It is Not lloiielrss,
Dear Miss Fairfax; I am 20 years old,
and met In a place of business a young
lady 18 years of age. I started to keep
company with her, and seemed to lovp
her dearly. ,
Ths other night site told me that I am
not for her and she Is not for me; but she
said we ran continue keeping company,
Hhall J continue the- friendship or not?
I toW her "Maybe you'll learn to love me
luter." but got no answer from her.
You are right In assuming that she may
learn to love you, and I am of the oplni
ion that your prospects are fnvprable.
If she did not ,care something for yoi,
she would not go with you at all, Per
sistence usually wins, so don't tamely
give her up, If you really want to win.
Don't Aak Mini.
Dear Miss Fairfax: I am in love with
a girl and her brother objects to me going
with her. I am Invited to take her to
a surprise party. Do you think It would
b beat for me to take her without say
ing anything to her brother, or ask him
It he'd mind It I take her? Her mother
has no objections to me going with her,
The girl Is willing, and her rndther ap
proves. If you hope to win (he approval
of every relative a girl has before you
make love to her, you will never wed.
Dear Miss Fairfax; Several weeks ago
I met n young lady who fell deeply Jn
love with ma. Bha has returned home
now and asked me it I would write to
her often. This I do not want to do, us
I do not think that I love her. Tell me
what I should do without hurtlne her
Iet the matter end In your disregard of
her request- It Is possible that her love
for you is not so deep, that aha Will stiff tr
chewing, that wilt help you out."
"Yes." said tho man Qf 30 years, vso
they auy well. I've ucvor had the couragp
to begin tho fight at all;" aM thrA
women In the roam gazed dumbly at cac) .
other, anil one raised hnr delicate brows
ever sa little and sold sweetly: "I don't
use tobacco, .at all, und I don't seem. th
mind It a bit." ,
"Ah," said the other woman, "but you.
don't belong, to the stronger sex" und,
then I laughed I really hnd to, for not
one of lh woman there had n slnfilav
"hnblt" that she couldn't break, or that
there was tho least reason for her trying
to break, und yet every slnglo ono of unv
loved each of us our own particular mart
Just because ho was n man and had nil" 4
tho masculine dare to call them weak,
nessrn of the sex? I'm afraid I'll have to.
Your husband Isn't any worse than any
one else's husband, honey, he's a man.
that's all and l never saw a man In my
life, who was quits what n woman would
call really "well-balanced" honestly,
now, did you?
If .it Isn't tobacco, It's whisky, and if,
Isn't whisky It's horses, nnd If it Isn't,
horse's It's dogs or It's base ball or fish-
lug or something, else faddy and murv,
or less "queer." Hut observe" the male
of tho species, sisters, he's younger thaii
you. he's more generous that you ant
he's happier thun you a whole lot, taker)
bye and large: so If. that's what his.
"habits" and "fads" do for him, why, J
for ono am glnd ha has them.
You aren't responsible for husband's'
follies yon are responsible for your own.
No one Is going to call you to nccount If
husband loses his. Job because he's adding'1,,
scores when he ought to be keeping;
books. You'll have to. stand tho misery
of poverty with him, though. Of course,
that's what you said when you married
htm, "for hotter or worse," don't you
remember, "for richer for poorer," How
beautiful It all sounded to you then. You
didn't stop the preacher to cry ost. r
"I mean, If It Isn't his own fault wheti
he's poor." You'd have illod to evert it
think of such a thing. Why do you thinks
of it now? .
Stop worrying, take a leaf out of hlsotf
book; I'll warrant he looks ten years'''
younger than you do rlBht now Just for:
that get up a for of your own something; .
harmless and healthful.
You want him to be a man well then,
you be a woman that may attract his
attention for a minute and that somof
times helps a little. v-j
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