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' THB GAfcDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, MAR. 29, 1921
ConducUd by Ada W. Paul.
THE EDITOR'S CORNER
Last month when I asked the child
ren to take thejr share and send in
stories, so that the Children's Corner
might before long become a Children's
Page, I never hoped that point would
be reached In our next issue, but it Is,
for here we are with fine contribution)
from Lihue High, Eleele, and Maka
well schools, with the promise of more
from Koloa, which unfortunately did
not reach me in time for this issue.
Keep it up children, and the next
thing we will know Is that the Child
ren's Page will become a Children's
Supplement. You can do it all right.
Next month I hope to have stories
from other children, and remember,
you can write about anything you like,
don't keep it simply to school matters,
there are heaps of other things all
around you I remember when I was
a little girl we had a little book called
"Eyes end No Eyes", which was all
about some children who went out for
walks together, and some of them
found all sorts of nice interesting
things all around them, because they
kept their eyes open and looked for
things, while others never saw any
thing though they were looking at the
same places and things all the time.
Now it is quite a long time, alas, since
I was a little girl, but I suppose there
are lots of little "No Eyes" scattered
around today, and how would it be if
some of them changed over and joined
the "Eyes" clan, and the next time
they take a walk just keep on the
lookout and see how many different
kinds of flowers they can find in one
day; then take them home, or to
school and make a list of them and
write and tell me all about It for next
Matsu Kumabe, of Grade Eight,
Eleele School, evidently belongs to
the "Eyes" brigade for she has sent
in a fine long description of a trip
taken along with some other pupils
to Kealia, on which she certainly
must have been on the lookout for all
that there was to be eeen. Unfor
tusnately it Is too long to appear all
in one issue, so I am dividing it up
into two installment After this
will you all please try and remember
that unless it is of very special inter
est, no contribution ought to be over
300 words long, and that everything
must be sent in to me at "The Garden
Island" not later than the third Fri
day in each month.
SAINT PATRICK'S DAY
Most of you know that March 17th
Is Saint Patrick's Day, but I wonder if
many of you know much about him
and what he did for Christianity,
especially in Ireland. Well, he was
not as so many people naturally think,
an Irishman, but was Scotch, and lived
near Glasgow in the year 400, when
he was carried off along with two of
his sisters, by a band of Celts, as the
Irish were then called, who came over
by ship, raided the place where he
lived and took them with a lot more
people back to Ireland, where they
were sold as slaves. Patrick, who
was then sixteen, was sold to a
shepherd. Now the religion of the
Celts was Druldism, and they even
offered up human sacrifices, but one
day Patrick, who was tending his
master's sheep, heard voices in the
heavens singing "Glory to God in the
highest, and on earth peace, good-will
towards men", and he knew that It
was a message to him to go amongst
the people and tell them of the
Christian religion. But as he was a
slave he knew he could not hope to be
listened to, so he had to wait, and
wait, for an opportunity to get away
and while he was waiting he learned
the language and all other things he
could of the people. At last Patrick
managed to escape from the Island,
and when he was twenty-three he
returned to Scotland, a long journey
in those days. Of course his family
was glad to see him, and wanted him
to stay with them, but he told them
of the vision he had had, and how
he wanted to go back when he was
fit, to rescue the Irish people from
heathenism. After a little while he
went to France where he joined the
Church and became a Priest, and
after many years of preparation went
to Home where he was kindly received
by the Pope, who. after Patrick told
him of his ambition, qent jhim to
Ireland. And so Patrick started his
life work, but not until he was a
inid.Hn aged man. j
At firm he had a very hard time 1
and was many times nearly put to'
death, but King Leoghalre, though he i
ilM not believe all that Vatrick told
him, ordered hlni to be protected, and
even rHV him the Capita of Trim for
Finally the Druids were driven out
Many stories have been told of the
things which' Patrick did for Ireland,
especially how he drove all the
demons and serpants into the sea. One
demon was very hard to conquer, so
Patrick had a large chest with an
inviting bed in it, placed close to the
Bea, and when the demon crawled
Into the chest to sleep, Patrick
slammed down the ltd and rolled the
chest into the sea. Even today when
there is a storm in that part of Ire
land, mothers tell their children that
the waves are made by the demon
trying to get out of his chest.
Well, Patrick lived to be a very old
man, and was so dearly loved by the
Irish people for his good works, that
when he died his name was added to
the calendar of Saints, and the sham
rock, which he had used to illustrate
some of his sermons, was adopted as
the emblem of Ireland, which it is
to this day; and that is why, on March
17th, the anniversary of his death, all
the Irish, whatever country they may
be living in, try to wear a sprig of
A SPRING SONG
Old Mother Earth woke up from her
And found she was cold and bare;
The winter was over, the spring was
And she bad not a dress to wear.
"Alas" she sighed, with great dismay,
"Oh, where shall I get my clothes?
There's not a place to buy a suit,
And a dressmaker no one knows."
"I'll make you a dress," said the
Just looking above the ground,
"A dress of green of the lovliest sheen
To cover you all around."
And we," said the dandelions gay,
Will dot it with yellow bright."
"I'll make it a fringe," said forget.
"Of blue very soft and light."
"We'll embroider the front," said the
"With a lovely purple hue,"
"And we", said the roses, "will make
you a crown
Of red, jeweled over with dew."
And we'll be your gems," said a voice
from the shade,
Where the ladies' ear-drops live
Orange is the color of any Queen
And the best we have to give."
Old Mother Earth was thankful and
As she put on her dress so gay;
And that is the reason, my little ones,
She is looking so lovely today.
A BIRTHDAY LETTER
The children of Makaweli school
were reading about the wonderful
things which Edison has done) so
wonderful that they almost appeared
to be like fairy stories, and when they
heard that his birthday was celebrated
on February 11th, they thought they
would like to write and wish him "A
Very Happy Birthday", and they did
so, telling him that they had been
reading about all the wonderful
things he had done for the people
all over the world, also telling him
how, though they lived away out in
the middle of the Pacific Ocean, they
had telephones, talking machines,
electric lights and all sorts of things
which everyone owed to him. Well,
of course they hoped that he would
see the letter, but some of them
doubted if so great and busy a man
would be bothered reading, much less
acknowledging such a thing as a
school-boy's letter. But a week ago
there came in the mail a letter
stamped Orange, N. J. Can't you
imagine the excitement there was
until it was opened? I ftjiink I
would have, been just as excited as
they were. Well, when It was opened
there was a nice little letter which
ran as follows:
From the Laboratory
Thomas A. Edison,
Orange, N. J.
March 1, 1921.
Mr. Ilarno Kuramoto
ami oilier students
of the Eighth Grade
Dear Young Friends:
Mr. Edison wishes- me to ac
knowledge the receipt, of your
kind letter conveying your con
gratulations and good wishes to
him for his birthday, and to ex
press his appreciation of your
courteous renieniberance of the
Yours very truly,
Assistant to Mr. Edinon.
By Catherine Moragne.
Jean and her father lived near a
valley. For a long time she had
I ucou nauiiiig lu give UC3I VUU1H a ring.
But she knew that they were too poor
to give her one. All the money her
father made was needed to take care
There was a bridge crossing the val
ley over which the train passed every
evening. Jean often watched It pass.
One night Jean decided to go on a
walk. Her father was busy bo he
was not able to join her. She was a
little late but lucky she was there at
She walked further down the track
i bo she could be able to see better.
j What do you imagine she saw? The
I track was broken. Any minute the
train might be in sight. If she did
I not save the train it would go off Into
I the gushing stream below. She must
save the train.
How she wished her dress was red.
The dress she had on was a dark pink
She tore a piece off and fastened it to
a stick close by.
Just then the train was in sight, she
ran to the middle of the track and wa
ved the flag she had made. It wasn't
a minute too soon. The engineer
jumped off the locomotive when he
saw the broken tracks he knew what
had happened. All the people
praised the brave girl who had saved
The conductor- passed a hat around
which was filled to the rim with gold
and silver coins by the grateful pas
The hat full of gold was presented
with many cheers to the brave girl.
Jean was so happy she did not know
what to say. She knew then that
she would be able to get Helen, her
chum, her long wished for ring, and
that she and her father were rich.
A few days afterward a little velvet
box was sent to Jean from the rail
road Company in which was a little
gold ring set with a ruby for herself.
KOKEE, WAIMEA, AND
By Josephine Israel.
Last summer when we were out
camping at Kokee, we took a walk
along one of the trails. Mamma was
ahead and all of a sudden she heard
some baby chickens peeping beside
the path. They must have been only
a day old, for we easily caught two of
them, so we put them in a paper bag
and took them back to camp.
At night we put them in a box with
a lantern close, to keep them warm.
When we brought them home we
named them Kokee and Walmea. They
have become so tame that they will
fly right upon our shoulders. That
is very cunning, but on a rainy day we
do not like it for their feet are muddy.
Kokee finally hatched out one little
chick, which we named Puukapele.
OUR BEAUTIFUL VIEW
By Kimlyo Ueoka.
Our school is located on a hill
overlooking the Hanapepe village and
the ocean. It is a large school and
has many bungalows including the
main school. The main school con
tains ten rooms and a library, an
office, and a dressing room. We
have nineteen teachers including Mr,
Brodie, the principal.
We planted banana trees on either
side of our school. Some of them
bear fruit. When a ship comes into
Port Allen, we can see It from school.
The flat hill on the other side of the
village is planted with Bugar cane.
There are four cottages near the
school for the teachers. The boys
have a garden planted with corn.
From the corn, we get the money to
buy library books and balls.
A TRIP TO THE LIGHTHOUSE
By Fumiko Yamamoto
Grade 4 .
We had a trip to Kilauea with our
Hanalel teacher. One of the teach
ers went with us. We reached Kil
auea very early. On my way to
Kilauea, I saw the Kilauea sugar of
fice and the postofftce. We went
on the truck and passed through the
sugar canes. The road to the light
house was very hard and the stones
were in the road. At last we
reached the lighthouse. I saw three
houses that were near the lighthouse.
The man who takes care of the light
house came. He went to get the
key to open the lighthouse. Near the
lighthouse was an island. The waves
dashed againt the island. In that
small island, there was a hole and
the waves flew up like the Spouting
Horn. It looks like the Spouting
Horn but it is a small hole so the
waves do ndl fly bo high. Now we
went In the lighthouse. It was very
beautiful. We went up about two
or three stalrsand we saw the colored
glass. The man told us to go around
' the glass, bo we all went around it.
The man told us that the glass would
go around three times a minute. It
iwas made by the French people. The
French people sold it to the United
States. I saw the lamp and it was
in the glass. The man said it would
take an hour to light the lamp. The
glass weighed 3V4 tons. When we
came down we wrote our name on a
arge book. We rode on our truck
and came to the man's house where
we drank water. Then we went to
Kallhlwai. We stopped and went to
the stores. We decorated our auto
mobiles with flowers and came home
very happy. It was after school
when we reached the Hanalel School
OUR TRIP TO KEALIA
By Matsu Kumabe
On Friday, February 18th, 1921, we
took a trip to Kealia.
The first thing we did was to de
cide when and what grades were go
ing. After we decided, Mr. Brodie
said that the eighth, the seventh
and the fifth grade A were to go on
Friday. The two sixth grades and
the fifth grade B were to go on Mon
day. Mr, Brodie also told us that we
had to leave Hanapepe at 7 o'clock.
There were seventy-six children so
Mr. Brodie hired two trucks.
The trucks belong to a Chinese man
whose name is Ah Yet Dang. One of
the trucks had ' pneumatic tires and
it is larger than the other, the other
had solid tires.
On Friday morning I woke up early
and looked at the sky because it
rained on Thursday evening and I
thought it would rain on Friday too.
There were no clouds, but there were
stars, so I was Very glad. I quickly
dressed myself and went to accom
pany my friends. They hadn't dress
ed yet so I had to wait a long time.
When they were ready, we started to
go near Mr. Brodie's residence be
cause Mr. Brodie said that the children
who live at Hanapepe had to gather
there . When we reached there the
trucks were waiting for us, so we got
on the truck with pneumatic tires.
When everybody was ready the trucks
When we reached Eleele the child
ren who live at Eleele were at Mr.
Silva's store waiting. The trucks
picked them up and started off. Two
teachers got on the other truck. When
we reached the McBryde Sugar Co's,
store there were the children from
Wahlawa waiting for the trucks. The
trucks had all the children on, so
they started off for the Homesteads.
On the way to the Homesteads I
saw some plantation laborers eating
their breakfast and as we went farther
I saw some Portugese loading cane on
some cars. When we reached the
Homesteads we did not stop, but Mr.
Brodie got off and went to the post
office. While the trucks waited, we
looked around and saw the motion
picture hall, Homesteads store, the
baseball grounds, Kalaheo store and
the Post Office.
On the way to Kalaheo we saw
some Portugese houses. One of the
houses was very beautiful with rose
bushes surrounding it. As we went
farther we came to the Kalaheo
school. The children were at school
and when we passed there the child
ren came out to see us. I also saw
some children and Mr. and Mrs. Carl
son going to school. On the way to
Lawai I saw some houses and rice
patches hi the valley and a man
driving his wagon in front of us.
The breeze was cool, but the sun
was rising higher and it was getting
As we went farther and rounded a
curve in the road we came to Lawai.
We passed the Japanese school and
as we went farther we came to the
pineapple factory and could smell the
odor of the pineapples. As we came
to the factory the drivers stopped
their trucks, bo that Mr. Brodie
could explain something about the fac
tory. After which the trucks started
oft. We passed the stores, the coffee-shops,
aid as we went farther I
saw two Japanese temples on the hill.
When we left Lawai we started for
Koloa. After a while we came to a
place beside the road, which was en
tirely cevered with grass. There
wasa flock of sheep eating grass and
an old man watching them.
The old man had a stick In his
hand. He had a long beard and his
face wis wrinkled. He did not look
at us. but some sheep stared at us.
As we went farther we saw cattle
and horses feeding in the pasture.
Just when we were going to reach
Koloa I saw a reservoir in the dis
tance which is said to be the largest
on Kauai. The reservoir is almost
circular and contains a great volume
of water. There are also trees a
When we reached Koloa, we saw
the Koloa store, the Court House, and
the houses around it. We made our
way to the Spouting Horn. As we
were going, we stopped at the Koloa
school. The children were exercis
ing and after a tew minutes they
marched into their various rooms,
while the two boys beat the drum.
Mr. Cooley came out to see us. After
a minute's conversation, Mr. Brodie
bade him farewell and got on the
truck. We went farther and came
to Dr. Waterhouse's home and the old
mission house. On the right side
of the road was the Koloa Hospital.
Dr. Waterhouse and Mrs. Farley
came out to see us. They asked us
where we were going, so we told them
that we were travelling around the
island as far as we could go. Then
Dr. Waterhouse told us to look at Mt,
Waialeale. It is a high mountain
and the peak was hidden by the
clouds. After looking at it we bade
them farewell and started lor the
Spouting Horn. On the way we pass
ed the tax office, the old Hawaiian
Church, and the houses along the
road. At last we came to the road
which led to the Spouting Horn. The
road was muddy and rough so we had
a hard time.
Our truck did not get stuck, but the
other truck got stuck several times.
We got off and Jielped the o'het
truck. At last we reached a camp
There I saw a lady washing some
clothes and her two sons playing by
her side. As we went farther we
came to a place where they once
brought up a whale. On wo went
and I saw a canoe on the shore. As
I looked toward the ocean, I saw sev
eral fishing boats and a boat just
starting to sail. We passed there
and at last reached the Spouting
Horn. We got off the trucks and
went to see the hole.
(Continued next month.)
THE MYSTERY BELL
By Toyoko Doi
We have a new bell at school and
it weighs about seventy pounds. We
don't know its history but it is sup
posed to have been found on the
Hanapepe shore. We believe that It
was lost by the old Prosper during,
the violent storm. Some believe
that it was used at the Eleele Hall.
When the bell rings every child must
be in order.
Suppose this month instead of a
round game, we try a new sort of
Birds, Beasts and Fishes
Each of the following little senten
ces contains the nama of a bird, beast
or fish. For instance, in the first
one you can easily find the word owl.
See If you can solve the others :
1. How long ago was it?
2. I saw Caesar dining on a bone.
3. He took a cab early in the morn,
4. All he said was "Hark".
5. I saw Rob inside a red overcoat.
6. They all came late.
7. Did you hear her ring her bell?
8. Do you go home now?
9. Doris wants a new bicycle.
10. Is marzipan the richest sweet in
11. Of the three girls Elsie is the
12. The rich are not always haDDy.
Do not send in your solutions. The
correct answers will be published in
next month's Childrens' Page.
What is that which stands on one
leg and has its heart in its head? A
What is it that has a tongue but
never says a word? A boot.
What do you use to make tlmn vn
faster? The spur of the moment.
What is the difference hetwe a
ooy who spends all his pocket-money,
and a pillow? One Is hard up. and
the other soft down.
What is the chief difference be
tween an ant and an elephant? Their
NICKETY NIP 8T0RIES
Osan and Pedro were playing in
the Bchool yard one morning and hav
ing a fine time, when they suddenly
heard a chuckle away up in the tree
alongside of the slide, and there if
you please, was Nlckety Nip watching
Hurrah! they thought, now for some
fun. We will get him to tell us
about some of the foreign countries
he has seen; but Nickety Nip did not
seem ' to hear them calling him, and
the other boys did not seem to be able
to make him out from the rest of the
tree, for the only part of him they
could see was his big green ears
which looked exactly like the leaves,
so, as the school bell rang Just then
they had to go back to their lessons.
Somehow they did not seem to get
on very well that day, but as both of
them were rather lazy little boys, the
teacher did not take much notice of
this. However, somebody else did,
for though they did not know it,
Nickety Nip was peeping at them all
Well, when school was over,
Pedro, who did not have to attend
the Japanese school like Osan, wanted
to run off and try to find Nickety
Nip, but he decided that would not
be quite fair to Osan, so decided to
wait until he was free; which meant
that Pedro got an extra practice for
the Volley Ball game as well as hav
ing a good time in other ways. When
Osan was finished school they set off
to walk home together, one looking on
the left, and the other on the right
hand side of the road, and after a
while they spied him sitting, where
do you think? on the bank of a
ditch, and looking very solemn.
"Hello, Nickety", they called out.
"what's the matter," "Nothing the
matter with me", said Nickety Nip,
"but I am very much afraid there is
going to be a great deal of trouble
ahead of you boys when you grow up
if you do not get on better with your
lessons. Why, when I peeped in at
you this morning you were both taking
it so easy that I thought you must be
two very clever little boys who did
not have to work as hard as the
others, bo when the teacher's back
was turned I had a look into the reg
ister, and there, if you please, Pedro
had been in the one grade for over
two years, and Osan nearly as long,
which showed that you were either
lazy, and did not try, or else there
was something wrong with you phys
ically which made you unable to study
like the others, so I hopped up to the
Hospital and took a look at the Doc
tors physical examination cards, ana
found that you were both as fit as
little boys could wish to-be. So you
see there was only one thing for it
laziness. Now,' most little boys are
lazy if they are allowed to be, and I
do wish some parents could be got to
understand that unless they keep their
children up to the mark by sending
them to school regularly, and seeing
that they do their home tasks prop
erly, they are going to be very ser
iously handicapped later on in life,
when they have to turn out and earn
their own living, for then they will
not have a chance against those who
went to school regularly and worked
at their lessons."
"Now there have been many of the
very finest men in the history of the
world who had, to begin with, not
nearly as good a chance of an educa
tion as you boys have, for in their
young days quite little children had
to go to work, and were allowed to do
so by law, as wages were bo low that
all the family had to help with the
living, so that in lots of cases the only
t'me these men had 'to study was at
night, but they realized that it was
the only thing to do if they were to
pet on, and so worked and worked at
their lessons, and became great men
in every sense of the word,"
Osan and Pedro thought that Nick
ety Nip was cross with them. Not a
bit, but he did want them to under
stand that they must work at their
lessons if they were to get on in 'the
world, but he thought he would not
say any more now, but Just leave what
he had said to sink in, and remember
ing that little boys liked funny things
he wagged his long nose so hard that
it knocked two littlo spiders who had
been listening to all that he was say
ing, right into the ditch, and by the
time he had fished them out onto a
piece of cane leaf, it was getting late,
so he said "Good bye" and Jumped
onto the back of an owl and got a free
ride to his home in the mountains.