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title: 'The Garden Island. (Lihue, Kauai, H.T.) 1902-current, November 21, 1911, Page 5, Image 5',
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THE GARDEN ISLAND
100 MEN WANTED
On the island of Kuuui, t,j wear The Leader Clothing. We soil tliL.
luU'.st up-to-date good Ht remunal.lf prices. Ami saw you from -10 to
tio jmt cent or every suit priivs from $10 to $25.
Mail orders promptly Htti'iid-d to.
Wanted parties to sell and repre-eiit our oo U on tlie island of Kauai.
Fort Stkkkt, nkar Bkkjjtania
II IIMf I II
Kauai's Young People
The Flood of Waters
KAUAI'S TEMPLE 1 FASHION
THE largest independent general merchandise store on
Kauai. We take an immense amount of pride in this
plain, solid statement. There is not a man on Kauai
who does not know that when he buys anything at one
of our stores the goods nre going to be exactly as represented
and the price a little lower than he can get anywhere else,
and he knows, too, that he is going to get a square deal.
Quality counts. Yes, quality counts, every time. This is
demonstrated in the rapidly increasing demand for our
the best butter ever made. Choice dairy butter. Butter so
sweet and delicious in flavor that everybody wants it. Bet
ter get some; you'll find it far above the butter you get
Canned vegetables fresh from the garded. It really is de
lightful to have for dinner these days, vegetables like those
we get in the early spring. Every can is guaranteed. That
means bring it back and get your money if dissatisfied.
Table delicacies-bargains. Remarkable August and Sep
tember offertings. Our table delicacies are the leading fea
ture of our grocery department. They are of specially fine
grade and are going at prices that would make them remar
kable values even if they were of ordinary grades.
OUR QUICK DELIVERY
A big, modern Buick truck, delivers your order in less
time and in better condition than any other store on Kauai.
J. I. SILVA, Proprietor.
TRADE MARK REGISTERED
IndieatC'R a-eteel kIiix! shoo for children. A siihstimti.il seliool. shoe; a
stylish well made dress shoe. Ilijh or low cut, Ki4 or I'alf stock; lmtton,
one-strap, or lac'.
Steel shod anvil brawl means "made to wear." l'riivs, in sizes i to 11,
f2.25 to $2.50. ; in sizes 11 1-2 to 2, $2.50 to :t,U0.
Try a pair and prove what we contend.
McINERNY SHOE STORE
HONOLULU VULCANIZING WORKS
V. V. NEWELL, Manager.
Kapiolani Building, Honolulu.
Our shop eniployes only skilled workmen, is supplied with
every modem appliance and is t only up-to-date vulcanizing
plant in the Islands.
Our RETREADING is done by experienced men from repu
All We Ask Is A Trial
Kauai Orders Solicited
Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry
and Musical Instruments
ON CREDIT. No security. Wear
while paying. Kauai Trade solicited.
In those very early times people
I lived much longer than they live
now. Whether it was because the
air was milder, or the water purer,
or their food more simple, I do not
know: but it is said.that men often
lived to be seven hundred, eight
hundred, and even nine hundred
years old; and one man was nine
hundred and sixty-nine years of
age when he died. A person was
only in his prime at five hundred,
and the golden days of childhood
and youth must have lasted for at
least a century.
You would think that people were
very happy in those days, but they
were not. They were quarreling
and fighting among themselves al
most all the time. Those who were
powerful and strong oppressed those
who were feeble and weak. The
rich robbed the poor. Strange cruel
men called giants roamed here and
there, filling the world with terror.
There was no peace or safety any
where, but only distress and fear
and dreadful wickedness. It seem
ed as if it would have been better
had the earth never been made.
In the midst of all this wicked
ness there was only one man who
was good and true. The name of
this man was Noah, which, in the
language of that ancient time,
meant Comfort. Why he was call
ed by that name I do not know;
but perhaps it was because his ways
were so cheery and pleasant, and
his heart so kind and pure. He
often told his neighbors how wrong
it was to do as they were doing,
and he warned them that if they
did not change their ways some
great disaster would surely befall
them. But they only laughed at
him, and then kept on in their wick
edness as before.
At last, when Noah was five hun
dred years old, he begati to do a
thing at which everybody wonder
ed. He and his three sons set to
work felling trees in the woods; and
when they had cut a great deal of
timber, they hauled it into one
place, and began to shape the logs
into posts and beams and rafter and
planks. The neighbors came and
looked on while the men worked,
and then they jeered at them.
"What are you doing?" they ask
eJ. "We are building a boat," said
the good man quietly.
"Ha, ha!" laughed his neigh
bors. "Who ever did so foolish a
thing as to build a boat on a hill
top a hundred miles from the sea?
You have lost vour senses."
"I have not lost my senses,"
was the answer. "The great God
whom I worship is angry with you
because o f your wickedness, and
he is going to send a great flood of
water upon you to destroy you from
the earth. It was he that bade me
build this boat, or ark, that so I
and my family may be saved alive;
and you too, may be saved if you
will only turn about and live as
you ought, and help me in this
But they laughed and jeered all
the more, and instead of helping
they tried to hinder him.
It took the good man and his
sous a long tune to hnislt tlie
boat, a hundred years, or nearly
so. It was a huge vessel, five
hundred feet long and eighty feet
broad. It was three stories high,
with one door, and one window in
the side, and the whole was cover
ed with a roof. When at last it
was all ready, and made water
tight without a n d within they
! Ijegan to store it with food. They
put into it not only provisions for
themselves, but a great supply of
hay and grain, and roots and
fruit, and eatables of cveiy sort.
Then they went out into the woods
and fields and brought together all
wild and tame animals, that could
be found, beasts and fowls and
creeping things, two of every kind
that lived on the earth. It was a
'strange sight to see these creatures
.mulching up the hill, and guiug
'iiuictly into the great boat, as if
they knew that it was the only
safe place for them. The lions
did not quarrel with the tigers,
and the sheep were not afraid of
the wolves; but each one took the
place that had been set apart for it
in the ark, and all were as trace
able and kind as though they were
members of the same happy family.
When the last of these creatures
had been safely housed, Noah and
his three sons and their wives,
eight persons in all, went up into
the ark, and the door was shut be
Thn the rain began to fall in
torrents, and the fountains of the
great deep were broken up. For
forty days and forty nights this
went on without stopping, and the
sea was filled to overflowing, and
the water covered the land until
even the tops of the mountains
were hidden by it. All the people
of the land were drowned, and all
the cattle and w i 1 d leasts and
creeping things in field or wood
were destroyed. But the great
ark floated on the waters, and the
eight good people and the living
creatures that were housed within
it were kept alive and safe.
For five long months the land
was. covered b y the flood; and
those who looked out of the win
dow of the ark could see nothing
but water, water everywhere. At
last, however, there came a great
wind which seemed to drive the
waters away; and one day the ark
settled on the top of a high moun
tain which men call Mount Ararat
to this day. But still the waters
sank very slowly, and the people
in the ark dared not open the door,
for there was no place for them to
set their feet outside.
After forty days, Noah opened
the window and let a raven fly out;
for he wanted to see if the bird
could live outside of the ark. The
raven flew back and forth from
one bare mountain crag to another,
but it never came back. By and
by Noah sent out a dove in the
same way; but the dove could find
nothing to eat, nor safe place in
which to rest, and so at last return
ed to the ark.
A week later, however, when the
people looked out of the window
there was no water in sight. Fiom
the high plitce where the ark was
lying they could see nothing but
bare rocks and rugged peeks and
mountain gorges. They did not
know that the lower slopes were
already green with grass, and that
the trees were buddingand blossom
ing as in the time of spring. But
one morning they sent out the
dove again and in the evening, she
came back with an olive branch in
"The waters have dried up. and
the fields are beginning to appear, "
They staid yet another week in
the ark, and then they sent out
the dove for the third time. But
she did not return again; for now
all the fields were dry, and she
could find plenty of food and a
place to build her nest. But Noah
was not yet ready to leave the ark.
"Wait a while," he said, "un
til the voice of God shall bid us go
And so, for two months more,
they staid in the great vessel, and
knew nothing of what was goin
on in the woods and plains lielow
them. But one day Noah and his
son lifted off the roof of the ark
and looked around; and, at the
same time, they seemed to hear a
voice bidding them go forth and
choose homes for themselves in the
land which the great flood had
made desolate. Then they opened
wide the door of the ark, and all
went out, and made their way
down the steep mountain side to
the green and pleasant plains be
low; and the beasts and the fowls
and the creeping things went out
also, two by two, and scnttered
hither and thither over the laud.
They had been in the ark just one
in wearing apparel
and the latest thing
M. Mclnerny, Ltd.
Guaranteed for Six Months
Six Pair to the Box
Ladies' Lisle, in black, white and tan. $3.00 lxx
Children's Ribbed, black onlv. $2 box
Men's Cotton, black and tan, $1.75 box
Men's Lisle, black and tan, $3 box
Men's Cotton, white and assorted colors, $2 box.
B. F. Ehlers & Co.
Sole Agents, Honolulu
And when Noah and his family
reached the foot of the mountain,
and saw the meadows dotted with
flowers, and the trees already laden
with fruit, and the land lying
smiling and fair before them, their
hearts were filled with thankful
ness. And they built an altar of
stone, and worshipped the great
God who had blessed them and kept
them through so many perils. And
while they worshipped, they heard
a voice, saying "I will not again
curse the ground for man's sake.
So long as the earth remains, seed
time and harvest, and cold and
heat, and summer and winter, and
day and night, shall not cease."
Then, looking up, they saw a raiu
bow spanning the sky. "It is the
bow of promise!" they cried.
After that, the three sons of
Noah went out with their wives in
to the broad rich valleys that lie on
either side of the great river Eu
phrates, and there they built them
selves homes. And by and by many
children were born to them, and
grand children and great-grandchildren,
-so many that the land
was full again of busy people, just
as it had been before the great
flood. Then some of the people
journeyed to the East, and built
cities for themselves in the vast
plains lieyond thcsiiou y mountains.
Some went to the South, and found
life easy under sunny skies, where
the trees were always lulen with
fruit, and there was no need to
toil, or, indeed, to take any thought
for the morrow. Some went to the
North, where the suinnieis weie
short, and the winters long and
cold; and they learned to hunt lue
i wild beasts in the ,reat woods, or
'to build rude boats and sail from
I place to j'hiee along the shore oi
'the sea. Some went to the West,
and herded cattle and sheep in the
' green pasture lands th t s".v lied
! away and away, even to the Great
I Sva and the borders of Arabia tin-
B Office :11I1 nnrtret rli irioc rf
all sizes bound in cloth or
leather. Mail orders promptly
Hawaiian News Co., Ltd.
Mr. James I). Dougherty, rep
is now on Kauai with a full
210-211 Bo. tom HIJi.
Happy. Ativi some crossed over in
tothei.ch country of the Nile,
where the date palm flourished,
ami i ouiiiifi 1 in.ps of grain were
harvested almost every month in
the year. But many still remained
i l the v:d!oy of the Euphrates.
It was thus that the whole world
, Was peopled til ice ajiaili.