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TFIK HARDEN I SLA NT), TUESDAY, DEO. 20. 1H22
TH E GARDEN
Issued Every Tuesday
KENNETIl O. IIOITKK
Again the Spirit of Christina is in the
air. There in a softening of hearts one to
wards another; there is a new flash of
happiness in the eyes; a new firmness
is felt in the grip of onr daily hand
shakes; something again seems to whis
per to us that we are in the midst of a
season so sacred that it is vot to he com
pared with any other time f year.
From that time utmost two thousand
years ago when one whose birth we are
now celt beating stood upon the Mount
and gave to humanity a new rule a Hold
en Huh- the. approach of Christmas finds
the whole, world with a song upon its
lips .Men may war against men; disease
may sweep vast sections and. the grim
reaper may swing his scythe with an un
failing hand, yet the approach of Christ
mas brings back joy to the hearts of the
stricken, bidstcrs them up for whatever
fate may have in store, and makes them,
for the season, as light and happy-hearted
as the children who romp about our
There is a something about the Christ
mas season it has not been given man to
understand. Changed conditions, a great
cr desire to live and to be of service to
those about us; a hope and. a prayer for
greater blessings of health and prosper
ity for all hifnwnity those fall upon us
in a shower along about this time of year,
and yet tve pass thru it still unable to
fathom its mystery. Wc know, somehow,
some way, that it is the spirit of the
Master of all mankind coming into our
hearts we. seem to feel that His smile
is being shed upon us, and that wc arc
receiving a benediction of happiness which
fills our hearts to the fullest.
With the arrival of the Yuletide sea
son once again we leant to take this metli
od of thanking in our own feeble way all
those to whom this greeting may come
for the cheer and helpfulness they have
passed, on to us during the year soon
closing. Wc leant to Iwpe that this has
been a-prosperous and a happy year for
them we want to extend to them our
prayer that the year to come may be equal
ly so. We are passing this way but once.
If we have said or done that which would
in a measure return the kindness shown
us, we are glad. If wc can say or do in
the future the things that will lighten
the heart of those about us, we sliall be
May Providence continue to shield and
bless yon and yours. May your Christmas
be a happy, a merry, a contented one.
And may you be spared to celebrate many
more of them.
During December and January the Unit
ed Slates government is to pay back to the
people of this country millions, of dollars in
redemption of War Savings stamps bought
five years ago. Several Ihousand dollars of
the general sum will come to Kauai.
These savings represent a considerable
part of the savings of our people and as sav
ings should be carefully guarded. The mon
ey paid by the government should be immed
iately reinvested where it will start working
again to bring in dividends to the investor.
And, for the very reason that most of Ihe
holders of War Savings stamps will reinvest
their money in some other dividend paying
proposition, their money is in danger.
For, already, dishonest promoters are
at work getting ready to harvest their crop
of suckers from among those to whom the
government is making payments. All sorts
of fake stocks' and bonds, promising big re
turns, will soon flood the market, and worth
less, although pretty paper will be foisted
upon an unsuspecting public.
So be careful how you reinvest your
money. Don't expect to find a safe invest
ment that will pay you extra large interest
returns, for you can't get somnthing for noth
ing in this obi world, you know. Detler take
less interest and keep your capital than take
promises of getting rich quick and lose your
ull. If you are in doubt about the value of
making an investment ask any banker and
take his advice. For we are sure he will ad
vise you right.
A SEXSIHLE SENTENCE
In the city of Cleveland a few weeks ago
a speeder appeared before a judge on a
charge of having run down and so badly in
jured a little girl that she died a few hours
after the accident. The judge heard Ihe evi
dence in the case, and there could be no
doubt but the auto driver was going faster
than the law allows or safety warrants, and
then the judge imposed a novel sentence.
Instead of levying a fine, which reckless
auto drivers usually care little about; or
sentencing him to the workhouse, that his
friends could get him out of a day or two
later, he sentenced the speeder "o attend the
funeral of the little girl he had killed by his
carelessness. And he deputized two policemen
to go along to that funeral and see that the
speeder was (here and witnessed it all. And
we wonder what could have touched him
mure than the tears of the heart broken fath
er and mother, and Ihe little brother of the
dead child? We wonder if anything could
have shown him as plainly the misery and
heartaches that follow reckless driving, no
matter how well you understand the mach
ine. We wonder if, when he started out the
next time, he could wipe from his mind that
picture of woe and misery, or if it didn't
seem to loom up on the road ahead of him
as his auto rolled along.
At any rate, we commend the sentence
to our own judges anil juries. A fine can
easily be paid. A sentence to jail can be laid
out. But nothing can wipe the picture of a
funeral from the mind. Jt might: not be a
bud idea for Kauai auto drivers who are
inclined to be reckless to keep that Cleve
land sentence in mind.
About the only thing worth less than a
German mark is a man's chance of being
boss in his own house.
If both the wets and drys think they
have gained a victory, why everybody ought
to be happy.
One pretty good way to relieve traffic
congestion would be to sell automobiles for
Lots of fellows save up something for a
rainy day and then give it all to a bootleg
ger for a wet night.
A Kentucky fanner licked two aviators
who landed in his field. That's what you call
swatting the fliers.
It isn't hard to remember the time when
the average family considered mother's hair
brush very useful in bringing up the children
in the way they should go.
Sometimes it's hard for a father to give
up his daughter in marriage that he almost,
gives up 1 rying.
Nothing makes a defeated candidate
madder than to have to return to work when
the election is over.
We. may not be tilde to slop the argu
ments over the boundary lines in l-htrope but
we can help this section by fixing up some
of the dihtpitaled fences along our public
Save Time and Expense
EVEN though you cannot find time
or ullow yourself the expense of
frequent trips to Honolulu, you
can keep In constant touch with
the stock market thru the Invest
ment department of the Trent Trust
Company. Inquiries and orders mty
be made by mail or radio, and will
receive as prompt ai d const ientious
attention as they would if you were
to deal in person.
So to serve that we may continue
ii m, in .i
Dr. T. L. Morgan
Office on Wm. Hyde Rice Prcmiid
EMe Offict tl Y.M.C.A. Home
TuMtlayi and ThurKlaya, 9 A.M. to 12 M.
Dr. Justin C. Smith
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1 p. m. to 4:30 p. m.
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Not one of the th usands of employers who came to grief
as u result of the dishonesty of employees during the past
year suspected, a dishonest slrenk when the men were hired,
if it had been suspected they would not have been hired and
Iherf would have been no necessity for this nd.
Unless your employees are bonded, and bonded all the
time, you "are in constant danger of a loss which may b
large enough to cripple you financially. Would it not be
the better part of economy to spend a few dollars a year for
bonding your employees than to run the everlasting, nene
racking risk of losing hundreds, perhaps thousands.
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THE WISEST, MOST DELIGHTFUL
CHRISTMAS GIFT OF ALL
In the stockings of the children, let each find
a little bank book, In which a savings account is
begun wth a dollar at kast.
You will find it will delight them as nothing
el.se could. From that time forth "Havings" will
bo play. You inculcate In them, in the happiest
fashion, the qualities of thrift and prudence that
make tho SUCCESSFUL man.
In this conservatively managed bank their
money will increase steadily, for we give 4 per
cent interest, compounded semi-annually.
Waimea Branch, Kauai
Collection Offices at
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