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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1315.
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Timmons
Two Great Companion Evils
Drink and idleness are com paniou incentives t o crime. The
presence of either one or the other in a com in unity is u certain indica
tion that the moral lone of that locality is below standard; and where
you find both you also find busy criminal courts and crowded jails.
Dii ik is the arch evil in this territory; idleness is his sturdy, twin
brother, both combined caused the murder and suicide in Manoa
valley, Honolulu, two weeks ago. Idleness caused the awful ttagedy
in Kalihiwai valley in June and probably murdered the school girl in
Kohala district last month.
The two evils work hand in hand. Encourage one and you asist
the other. Destroy one and you deal a heart blow to the other. Drink
is the giant. That evil has for ages withstood the most determined as
saults. Idleness does not fight back, It may in some cases barricade
itself, but it will yield. These being facts, might it not be moral
strategy to campaign against Drink, the greater evil, bv striking at
It is easy enough to say that the Filipinos are bad, the Porto
Ricans arc troublesome, or such and such boys are hoodlums; but do
we try to find the cause? If we did we would probably discover that,
Idleness is at .the bottom of it. Xo, we do not mean that such are
loafers. They work in work hours, and probablv are industrious in
those hours. But it is at evening , after hours, when they are idle,
that their minds and hands turn to mischief. And right there the
duty of all men who would improve the situation begins. That duty
is to provide studv for those who wish to learn, athletics for those de
siring exercise and healthful amusements for those not inclined to
ward the first two diversions.
The thing needed on Kauai and throughout the Islands is the ath
letic night school. They shculd be established in every town and in
every large camp; and when they are it will be noted that the evils
that come from Drink and Idleness will lessen and may ultimately be
reduced to a very srtisfactory minimum.
Honolulu, T hat the recent
meeting of the Kauai Evangelical
Association, held af Hanalei. was
undoubtedly the most successful
and interesting in the history of
that organization, is the opinion
of Rev. Henry P. Judd, acting sec
retary of the Hawaiian Board of
Missions, who attended the con
vention as delegate for the board.
"The work of the association on
Kauai is progressing rapidly and
favorably,", said Mr. Judd. "I
expect to see an unusually large
amount of work done during the
coining fiscal year. The members
of the association are going about
their work in the tight way,"
Material For Schools
The following sailed by the W.
G. Hall Tuesday for Honolulu:
J. L. Robertson, S. Spitzer, J.
Gilliland, S. L'arsen, C. Souza, T.
Iwamoto, Mrs.Iwamoto, H.Chang,
The Kauai High School has now
received a large prrt of its equip
ment for the manual training de
partment. The necessary tools
being available, materials will be
selected upon which to begin
work. Operations in this direc
tion will be tinder the guidance of
Messrs. Creevey and McCall. A
beginning has also been made in
the direction of setting p a small
gvmnasium on the school grounds,
several pieces of npparatue having
. ngP' P0w"r Jj'
Rev. J. M. Lvdgate preached in
Elcele last Sunday evening.
Bunch of keys between Kealia
and Makaweli. Reward of one
dollar, if returned to this office or
W. V. Hardy, Waitnea. Adv.
Kauai ladies visiting Honolulu
should call ot the Fleur de Lis
(under Blaisdell Hotel, first door
in Chaplain lane), for hairdressing,
shampooing, manicuring and scalp
treatment. Advt. .
The historic City Of Bagdad
Bagdad, the city of Asiatic 1 urkey in tne vilayet of the same
nania, is famed in history. In fact there are bits of tradition here and
there which would seem to indicate that the original city, which stood
not far from the Bagdad of today, dated back to the time of the mor
important incidents chronicled in the Old Testament. A landmark of
the region is tue ruin caned Akerkui, in tlie desert, about nine
miles west of Bagdad, This consists of a huge tower of unburned
brick resting on' a small lull of debris, the whole rising to a hundred
feet or more on the plain, and being in the center of a network
of ancient canali. Inscribed bricks found in the neighborhood seem
to connect this ruin with Kurigal.u, king ot Babylon, about 1300 B.
C. Within the limit of the city itself, on the west bank of the Tigris,
are the remains of a quay, built of bricks laid in bitumen, and bear
ing an inscription of Nebuchadrezzar, king of Babylon. In Babyloni
an history Daghdadu is mentioned as a Babylonian city, dating back as
far, perhaps, as 2000 years B. C. the name occurring in lists of the
library of Assur-bauipal. The quay of Nebruchadrezzar, mentioned
alwve, established the fact that this ancient city of Baghdadu was
located on the site of old Bagdad
Bagdad is a city in a desert, and a large part of its population at
any given period is truisitory. Thus we are informed that its popula
tion is figured anywhere from 70,000 to 200.000. More than two
thirds are Moslems, and there are about 34,000 iews. In a separate
quarter are about 6,000 Christians, chiefly so-called Chaldeans or
Nestorians. Bagdad is at the cross-roads of a once highly important,
but now declining, over-land trade between India and the countries
toward the Mediterranean.
The object of the British in moving upon Bagdad from the Per
sian Gulf is quite pla-'nly two fold. For a great many years there has
been a struggle between the Englisji and Germans for commercial
supremacy in the Persian Gulf and the province of Bagdad; and while
the present move is ostensibly in t:v. diiection ot Constantinople, it
undoubtedly has as its underlying aim the occupation and annexation
of Bagdad vilayat to the British empire. It is a daring move, how
ever, and from over viewpoint the chances are against its success, for
the reason that a necessarily small force, out ot reach of anything like
prompt or efficient relief or assistance, is moying toward the over
whelming armies of Turkey. The second object of the invasion was
to draw a portion of the Turkish army away from the defenses at the
Dardanelles, but inasmuch as the assault upon the defenses of Con
stantinople is assuming the aspects of a ghastly failure, the Bagdad
effort is also in danger of coming to a disastrous conclusion.
Honolulu Monument JVks., Ltd.
P. O. BOX 491. P. O. BOX 491.
Tin-: little rAi'HR issued by the Board of Commissioners of
Agriculture and Forestry and known as the Hawaiian Forester And
Agriculturist frequently contains items of value but is notoriously be
hind time with its news. The October nun.ber, for instance, 'contains
an item in regard to ditch measurement plans, etc., on Kauai, which
one learns from the heading are "August Plans." Just why plans for
August should be published in October we do not know. Anyway
we are hopeful that t lie measurements referred to were completed sat
isfactorily and in due course.
It was a wiseVud proper decision of the Kauai Historical Society
to defer its next meeting from an evening near Christmas to the third
Thursday in January; and it would have been a good thing had the
Chamber ot Commerce, the meeting cf which also falls near Christ
mas, done the same thing. There is so much of holiday business and
holiday buying and thought of Christinas at about that time that all
meetings not ot an urgent character should be carried over.
If Tine hotels of Kauai would add suitable lanais for dancing and
other entertainments it would be of great assistance to social activities.
By serving suppers and refreshments in connection with affairs that
might frequently be given at the hotels, a profit might easily be real
ized, We commend the idea to our hotel magnates and feel sure that
it will meet with popular endorsement.
A concert will be given at Lihue
Social hall at 7:30 o'clock on the
evening of Dec mber 4 for the
benefit of the I. time Hawaiian
church. An excellent progtam'
will be presented, it being now in
course of preparation.
The fallowing compose the com-1
inittee o f arrangements: James;
Alohikea, Win. Ellis. A. G. Kau-I
lukou, Mrs. M. Kaiawe and Mrs.j
Carrie Malina I
New York Sends These
Exquisite Fall Waists
We select them from the lines of one of the lest liiiintifarturtrs in the
metropolis. They just jiot here, mid we hasten to put them on displiiy.
They are the moit ivc-nt styles, and supplement our already eoiindete
To see these lovely wavtn irf to de-ire them; ho we lire naturally eaer
to h:ive you inspect them. The prices are a likable as the styles.
Silk Plaids and Novelty
Weave. $ 1.50 to S7.50.
Dinner Waists in Georget
te Crepe and Chiffon over
Silk. $5.50 to $15.00
A splendid lot of Organdie
and voile waists. $1.75 to
Middy .Blouses in every
style. $1.25, $1.50. $2.00.
"Kcaloha" Middies. $1.50
SACHS' , Honolulu-
at San Francisco
and San Diego
A 4 mii-
over me mils
Standard OH Company.
Mrs. E. II. W. Broadbcnt and
daughter returnnd home iv the
Kinau Wednesday morning.
Figures Rather Steep
The figures of the architects on
the piobable cost of the proposed
new theater and business block in
Lihue are rather higher than had
been expected. At the same time
a beautiful structure is contemplat j
ed bv the plans, and it may be j
that a very large reduction in the
cost will not le insisted upon. The!
hope of the promoters is fhat the j
contract may be let and work of
building begin as soon as the fill
back of Lihue mill is ready to re
ceive the plantation stables, now
on the site i " the proposed new
J. I. Silva, Prop.
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Be sure, early, that you b carvers
for that Thanksgiving Turkey.
We have Carving Setsjm $3 to
$4 made by Standard manutirers.
Tell us how much you c to spend,
and we 11 pick out a set that H be sure
We pay delivery targes.
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