The Columbian. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1866-1910, March 17, 1910, Page 2, Image 2

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Adventures of a Paper Doll
To bosin with, Crnt.Ii? Cliulys a
paper doll. t'lie had no nuron n to
f-l'.oiilt of, but was printed mid cut out
by lnacliincry. lirntliers slip bud none,
('..' t'.K'if was ,i l.ire iri.tibtT of sis
lii's, all of wlwrn wen' her lv,i:ij and
looked jimt liko her. The edition
raa Into i-onie'.liin;', li',;e ten tho'.i'.,a'.id,
which makes the family of Ceiitlo
(;'.ady. one of the l.iv.'.'.o-.t in nil his
tory. ConUo Chiilyii was made with un
(lcrcloihin;; on hi r. This, us lnrnv
youitK people can realize, was a decid
ed ailvaniase for her. It made it i'.n
posK'Ibli' for her to tako a batji. In
side.?. lia!r was always Uorie up
just so. and every little girl who h'as
had her hair in a snarl and hnd to
have the kinks combed out can iipprt
ciale the advair.i.i;e of beUi:; undo
like Gentle Gladys was. i Moreover,
the younii; lady. iU'ce'vliui; to bow s!,e
wv..: '' id v.. s ; o
two luo ei.icnts her
changed. ()"e move:-'
the on.' coi.'.r o'l' :;nd
V.::l ;;h
a v.
til.' el
I 1 1 1 1 ; :i the other co!"i' e'l.
possessed sdx go .vr.s l ii.
hats, all of t!ie;r, . ; y I.
i y ur- :
' i
ioa hi w'.i.- ".,
a fa.'t tint
:i . i u !... :i
ra!l:i;-, v.
AVlii'e o:'i'.:;)::i ily W.:
ir.i iii the s.'.aie po.-i
had tern made, it is
times she moved lie:
(handed gowns- or
tvuie one clmuiied so'.vtis lor hi r. la
one divi'.s she had her hands in a i:;ti:f.
In auo' her she held a bouiiuet. In a
third she was holdini; ui bur train.
I'.inl the triiaaiest ankle showed liiide:
tl'.e rnflled petticoat
Gladys was a person of great re
linemetit and tine disposition. She
v.a.-, txeeptionally good-natured, never known to complain or r.peak
har::hly. She remained where she
was placed and always greeted visi
tors with a pleasant smile.
Gentle Gladys lived in a little paper
box, along with her gowns and her
hats. Iler picture was painted on the
lid of the box, and she never gadded
a tout. It is presumed she slept most
of the time, for she had to yeniain in
the box while her mamma was at
school; yet no one ever baw her with
her eyes closed. She was too well
bred to sleep in the presence of com
pany. There, it has come out. Gladys got
a mamma sometime after she was
made. She was tied, while shut up
in her box, to a Christmas tree and
given to a little girl around the cor
ner from the church. This girl, Irene
by name, was delighted with Gladys,
ami loved her very much, Just as a
little mamma ought to do. She called
in a neighbor girl, and the two dressed
Gladys in one after the other of the
gown3 for an hour at a stretch,
Gladys bore it all with patience, and
never said a cross word to her mam
ma. When Irene would go to school
Gladys would lie shut up ii. her box,
that did look like a colIin, and never
say a word. And when Saturday
came, then Gladys would be brought
out and become the center of attrac
tion, while the little girls would cut
out sew dresses for her. A very
queer person was Gladys. She didn't
oat a bite, and yet she remained
plump, and apparently in good health.
She didn't talk, either. This is the
reason why there is no conversation
in this iitory, though conversation
properly belongs in every story.
Irene talked to Gladys, and she could
feel what Gladys evidently meant to
way, but the paper doll rever really
said a word. Vet that she was happy
there can bo no manner of doubt. If
who wasn't, why should she always
simile i-o pleasantly?
Why, Gladys smiled even after she
'and laid out in the rain all night and
taken that frightful cold. She knew
that her ninuuua didn't moan to for
r,et her, and, though she had suffered
enfold agonies when the lightning
and thunder played around her, and
her mamma was in a good bed, for
i;etful of her child; though she felt
the ink running out of her, leaving
her pale and wrinkled and badly dis
figured, yet Gladys smiled bravely
when Irene rescued her in the morn
ing and tried to let her mama under
stand that she didn't blame her. Irene
dried Gladys out a3 best she could
and kept her In bed for several days.
It was during this time that Gladys
rirst undertook how deeply she was
loved, and when a new dress was put
'n her she looked about as well as
well us ever and was so happy.
Soon after this, Irene and her mam
ma went to a neighboring village for
a visit, and nothing would do but the
Gentle Gladys should be taken along.
Gladys was safely lying In her box,
along with her many gowns, and Irene
carried her In her hands. Once in
the train, the paper doll in the box
was laid on the seat, and when the
train stopped Irene, forgetting all
about the doll, left her lying there,
and never missed her until the train
had pulled out and it was too late to
get the child. Then Irene cried, of
course, and her mamma scolded her
for being so forgetful. It was the last
time she ever saw Gentle Gladys. She
never even heard of her afterward,
and will be Interested in the remain
der of this story, as showing what be
came of her baby doll.
If Irene felt bad, how do you sup
pose Gentle Gladys felt, lying there
among strangers, unable to cry out,
unable to mqve and being carried
away from those she loved?
cannot tell her agony. Yet through
It all she bravely smiled. Poor, Gen
tle Gladys.
How long she remained In tlit; rent
no one can ever tell. It doomed to
her that she must have gone hall
around the world, for Gladys didn't
know much about geography and
couldn't bo expected to realize how
big the world Is. Finally the porter
came along and picked up the box In
which Gladys lay, and when he had
opened it he smiled nnd murmured to
himself that he knew what to do with
it. Gladys was badly frightened. She
hud never met the porter, and she did
"I Have Brought You Someihing
Nice, Snlly."
"ii! know but he meant to luitc'ter her.
ilowever. her fear:? in 'his res e: t
e:e groundless. The porter tc "'.
and held her pri.-oin r under su
.; until he reached the e.i.l e'
: r n. Then he took Gentle Cindy
ill; ee-iiinecl in the bos, and left
''!ir.. :irryi:it her a lnR dts'.'.-.ei
''..e":'i thi' town until ,ic reach.ei' ;
! i:.'.l house in the outskirts nf
ity. W hen he prepared te enter t"
hivwo Gladys was that t'riphtenei!
v. oild have cried out had she I. e.
able. I'.ut on entering the purtc
went ui) to a thin little sick Kirl lyii.,
e:i tl'.e bed and said :
"1 have brought you sirr.etiii:
nice. Sally."
lie laid the box on the b.'d by hi',
side and watched her as she with
trembling hands opened it. It was
t.ood to tee the little one's face lig'it
up with joy, and to her exclama
tions of delight as she looked iu
Gli dys and her elegant dresses
was rejoiced that she had come tc
this place, and she loved the lit'.le
girl. Sally played with the paper doll
until she was tired out, and then she
fell asleep, clasping Gentle Gladys to
her bosom. No one will ever know
the good that Gentle Gladys did.
Through long, feverish nights and
dark, dreary days, Gladys lay at the
side of the sick child, always cheer
lly smiling and never leaving hei
presence for a moment. Sally did not
forget. Her starved soul seemed tr
expand under the influence of tin
paper doll, and, though she grew
weaker and weaker In body, there had
been awakened In her something that
had never been there before. She for
got her sickness; she didn't mind the
fever; love had come to her and sin
was happy. It saddened Gentle Gladys
to see the little one failing, as she
knew her to be. Night after night sic
remained by the side of -he child, and
every time that Sally would look Gen
tle Gladys smiled. It was all she
could do. And it helped wonderfully.
If Gentle Gladys was unable to ar
rest the waste of the disease and save
Uie life of the little one, it is not to
bo wondered at. Many, many men
and women have sat at the bedside of
loved ones, longing for t lie power to
stay the hand of death, and were ut
terly helpless, and Gentle Gladys was
so small. The night that Sally died
-he looked at the paper image, which
had been dressed in its most gorgeous
t; for the occasion, and, lifting a
vasted hand, laid it over the doll that
'".y on her breast. So prently left tin
!ii:t of the child that Gentle Gladys
nald not tell when the oosoni cease. I
o lift with the breath of life.
Since the little one had passed t-i
he world of shadows with Gentle
l!".dys lying on her heart, it wis
''"ivcil appropriate that the paper
tell should be buried with her. Con
It Gladys did not care. It is hard
n i;o under the ground, under the
:iti f.rd snow, while still llvin;;' and
Vving life; but Gentle Gladys proved
':( fself e'luul to this stupendous sucrl
'ice. and lay in the little white collln.
gowned In the garments cf life, with
'he same sweet smile upon her lips
that had in the old days charmed the
heart of Irene, and there she lies on
Sally's pulseless breast, probably
sii. iling still.
Jack and the Clock,
Why is it that I am like the 5?
Said laughing Jaefc to me.
'Because 1 have two hands and
a face,
As anyone can see."
1 The difference 'twixt the clock
and Jack
it Is quite too plainly seen;
5 I wish they were alike in this:
Its hands and face are clean.
A Tragedy.
This Is the short, sweet, sorrowful
Of Jessica Jenkins Jones;
She planted a packet of seeds with
While her dog looked on with his
head on the side
And thought, "She's burying bones."
When Jessica left, he dug like mad
In search of the luscious bones,
So Jessica's garden it doesn't grow,
And Jessica's dog is cross, and so
Is Jessica Jenkins Jones.
Doris Webb In Bt. Nicholas.
1 Pfl III
New Atelhods Have Changed
the Work of Gathering.
Willi a Suit of India Itublnr. Copper
l!lcast plates, mid Leaden Weight
Ho Pexcciu! to the I'oltoni of the
Sen Spends From Six to Klglit
Honrs There.
The Servllia pearl given by Julius
Caesar to llrutus' tuotheu was said to
j have been worth $ 17,", out), says I.on
I don Tit-Hits. For a pearl an Inch
! In diameter a l'ersian shah of the
bc enteentii century is said to have
i paid $:i:,0.U00. The pearl market is
i somewhat lower nowadays, but prices
(aie still high enough to make diving
The era of naked divers exposed
to peril from sharks has passed
jUway. Modern progress equips the
pcailcr with a suit of India rubber,
copper breastplate, with leud"ii
weights back and front; helmet, glass
j panelled and with telephonic attach
! Is; uir pipes, lite line:-; and a
j submarine searchlight. Thus ti uii
i ped the pearl diver may spend six or
I eight hoars at the bottom ot the sea,
j whereas in olden tinier three minutes
I lca.le u record.
; Although pearls are found in near
I ly ail inolhibks and even in univalves
j Hue the Australian haliotis, a kind
, o1' bat lKiile, true pearls are produced
. only by the pearl oyster or mother
ol pearl shell. The latter is really
the diver's bread Mid butter. The
shells are as big as dinner pli.tos and
I veigii two pounds when cleaned
i They fetch from 3co to $7f'U a ton.
'1 he ancient th-herics Were chietly
in the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf
but nowadays the best pearls coma
from Ceylon and from Australian
waters, especially Torres Straits,
l'earl iishing in Ceylon is a govern
ment monopoly. In .March the fleet
starts for the pearling grounds, each
vessel with twenty or thirty divers
and their assistants. lint the head
quarters of pearling are to be found
In the desolate country extending
from Exmouth Gulf to King Sound,
In Western Australia.
A glistening white coast line 1b
this, whose monotony Is broken only
by mango fringed salt water creeks
and scorching deserts of spinlfex and
sand. Long before inland gold was
dreamed of roving natives lished
these seas for pearls, and they paid
many visits to Koebuck Bay and
what is now the pearl town of
Chinese and Malays as well as
tribt;s of native black fellows ar
there to-day, but the old nude div
ers, the reign of terror and piracy
when a large haul was made these
and similar conditions have passed
away, giving place to fleets and lug
gers carrying modern diving outfits
and representatives of the inevitable
capitalist in the person of the master
pearlers. Here are six hundred
miles of coast line, with perhaps five
thousand hardy adventurers engag
ed In the pearl trade.
There are some thousands of Jap
anese, Manilamen, Malays and men
of other races acting chiefly as crews
for the vessels. The vessels are
echooner rigged and from seven to
founteen tons burden. Each carries
a master diver and a crew of four,
one of whom is the diver's assistant
and works the air pumps. Another
holds the life liue and pays attention
to signals; another is catching fish,
or peeling potatoes for dinner, and
it may be a third has gone off in the
dingey for fresh water and fire-wood.
The shells ure found on ledges
about ninety feet down in the sea,
but they are far more plentiful at
greater depth. Foituue awaits the
Inventor of a diving apparatus which,
will enable the pearler to work in
comfort one hundred fathoms down.
The lugger has a low freeboard to
allow7 the diver with his heavy dress
and gear to be easily hauled on
board. He carries a net holding the
shells with him, and when this 1b
full he has It hauled up so that he
himself may run no risk of entang
ling life line or air pipe.
When the pearler works at, say,
twenty fathoms he moves easily, not
withstanding his forty-pound boots,
amid groves of coral trees, interlac
ed with fluttering, fern-like plants,
among whose branches swim gorge
ous troplcnl fish and sinister water
snakes, which seem to resent the In
trusion of so strange a monster.
A good day's work Is anything
more than two hundred pairs of
shells. . The business Is absolutely
speculative. One diver may gather
ton after ton of shells without se
curing anything of greater value
than a few seed pearls, while an
other may take a fortune out In a
day's gathering.
The most famous pearl discover
ed in Australia of late years is known
as the Southern Cross. It consists
of a cluster of nine pearls in the
shape of a cross. This freak of na
ture was picked up at low water on
the Laclpede Island by a beachcomb
er named Clark, who, after burying
it for some time for superstitious
reasons, sold It for $50; later, it
brought 150,000.
The pearl diver of to-day, protect
ed as he is by every device known
to modern submarine engineering, is
exposed to many perils. He may lose
his life by the tearing of his dress
upon the sharp coral rocks.
If it Could bo Capitalized its Troduct
Would Pay Bigser Dividends
Than Railroads.
It is claimed that the rtv:rap;e
production of a lien is 200 eggs per
annum, but it is safe to assume
that the actual is much below this
figure, the Wall Street Journal
says. Adopting the very conserva
tive figure of 120 eggs per hen per
annum, we find on the above basis
of production there are 150,000,000
laying hens in the United States
responsible for the production of
I 18,000,000,000 egus.
I At the farm pi ice of 20 cents per
'dozen the total income derived from
each hen annually would nmotint j
to two dollars. Allowing 40 cents
j for maintenance and ten cents for j
depreciation, which hitter would 1
i wipe out the market value of the '
hen in four years, irrespective of 1
i salvage when the period 01 produc-
tion is over, the net profit per hen
per annum amounts to 51.50
This profit, according to Willi
: street standards, capitalized on a
! five per ctnt. income basis, would
place ;i nominal value of nn
each hen. I'or the 150,000,000 hens
; this would amount to the enormous
total of $4,500,000,000.
That the Anieiican hen can re-
turn a jieldof five per cent, per'
: annum 011a capitalization cf $4,
: appears nothing shuit;
of remarkable, but such is the cai-e 1
The entire outstanding capital obli
gations of the railroads of the'
; United States in 1407 were les
i than four times this amount or ;
I $16,082, 146,683, while the total
paiil out in interest and dividends
represented but 4.05 i-er cent, of'
this amount.
Dirigible Will Carry Passengers and j
Make Regular Trips. ;
The first regular air navigating
i.'mM .m 1,,. :..,
1 1 u. 111 j.iiiui: tiii uc inaugu
rated on May 15. Regular trips
will be made from Munich, Bava
ria, alternately to Starnberg and
Oberammergau. A dirigible bal
loon driven oy two moters of 100
horse power each, will be used.
The aerial carriage will accom
modate twelve passeugers besides
the crew. The fare for the round
trip to Starnberg will be $55, and
for the round Hp to Oberammer
gau $175. The regular service
will close for the season on Sep
tember 1,
It Will Cost Charles P. Taft, Brother
of President, 824,000 a Year.
A private telephone wire from
the house of Charles P. Taft in
Cincinnati to the White House in
Washington has been contracted
for by him with the American Tel
ephone and Telegraph company.
The 725 miles of wire will be at
the service of tb Tafts from 6
p. ni. to 6 a. 111. every day. No
oulside hands will manipulate the
switchboard plugs and no outside
ear will hear the personal conver
sations of the brothers.
The wire will cost Mr. Taft
$24,000 a year.
$200,000 FOR SUN BURY.
Bill Introduced in Congress for United
States Building at That Place.
Sunbury's government building
is now almost an assured fact. Re
cently Senator Penrose introduced
in the senate a bill pioviding for
the "erection of a suitable t-uild-ing,
including fire proof vauh.s,
heating and ventilating apparatus,
elevators and approaches for the
use and accommodation of the Uni
ted States post office," the cos-t of
the building complete not to ex
ceed two hundred thousand dollars.
Ice Combine.
With a capital stock of $1,200,
coo, a new ice consolidation will be
announced in the near future at
Fktsburg. Options on eight com
panies are being exercised and the
concern will be built around the
Union Ice company, of which
Charles Geyer, former mayor of
Allegheny, is president.
Webster's Birthplace Sold.
.The foreclosure of a mortgage
on the birthplace of Daniel Webster,
a farm in the southern part ot
Franklin, New llamshire, may lead
to the formation of an association
to purchase and maintain the place
as a memorial to .the famous states
man. GHilcfren Cry
Tlio Kind You Ilavo Alwnys Bought nnd which lias lcca
in uso for over 30 yenrs, lias homo lho nignattiro of
rt - and ha9 been nmdo under his pcr-
jC&s77' Bonal supervision ntnoo its Infancy.
futry, &4Cu'l Allow no ono todecelvo you In tliln.
All Counterfeits, Imitations nnd " Jtist-ns-gnod" nro hut
Hxpcrinients Hint trillo with and endanger tlio health 0f
Infants nnd Children Experience against Experiment
Castorla Is n harmless subslltuto for Castor Oil, Pure
gorie, Drops nnd Soothing Syrups. It Is Pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphino nor other Narcotic,
faihstance. Its ago is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
and allays Feveristmess. It cures Diarrhu'U and AVitut
Colic. It relieves Teething Trouhlos, euros Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates thn Food, regulates tho
Stomach and ISowcls, giving healthy and natural bleep,
Tlio Children's l'anaceiv Tho Mother's Friend.
Bears tho
The Kind You Have Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
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