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THE GABDUK ISLAND, TUflflDA , N.6V. 9, 120
Issued Every Tuesday
KENNETH C. HOPPER
NOVEMBER 9, 1920
WHAT THE IIARIIOR WILL ME AX
Now that there is every assurance that we
will have the Nawiliwili harbor within a reas
onable period of time it is fitting that we
should eonsider what it means to us.
First, it means that we who live here, and
have had to stand in line on the heaving deek of
the Island steamer in the darkness and scram
ble down the gang ladder, and tumble, hit or
miss, into the surging boat where we found
whar place we could and held our souls iu pat
ience until we got ashore and then waited for
what seemed like hours for our baggage, will
wa'k ashore comfortably and safely like free
ami independent citizens. The horrors of the
midnight landing at Nawiliwili will be a thing
of Ihe past.
Second, it means that we will really have
tourists, not merely the vague promise of them.
So Jong as we have the present antiquated,
cumbersome, nauseating, and dangerous facil
ities for landing at Nawiliwili we will never
have tourists enough to amount to anything,
and there is very little use in boosting our Is
land attractions abroad. But when we have
eliminated the horrors of the midnight landing
we have disposed of the worst lion in the way,
and we can look the prospective tourist frank
ly in the eye and say "Come and see our Inland
we have a wharf now!"
Third, it will mean a better freight service.
It is simply scandalous, the way that freight
comes ashore at Nawiliwili. smashed and
broken, and damaged, and stolen, unavoidably
perhaps, but none the less shamefully. The
public pays for all that loss. It goes into the
selling price of the goods, and onto the high
cost of living. When it can be landed directly
on the wharf, from a steamer lying peacefully
in smooth water, all that sort of thing will be
It will also mean much more direct import
ing from the mainland, with the elimination
of the Inter Island freight and handling, and
much of the Honolulu middleman's profit.
Fourth, it will mean the development of our
Island. Harbors, wharves, steamship lines
and railways, the wide world over, mean prog
ress and development. If there is any country
to be built up, that will do it. We haven't
yet reached the limit of our development by
any means. We have thousands of acres of
excellent land lying idle and untouched, within
ten miles of the Nawiliwili harbor. With
steamships in that harbor looking for freight
these lands will be developed.
To get some idea of what a good harbor and
railways and roads will do for a country, one
only needs to go along the Ililo Toast and com
pare it with what it was 2." years ago, and note
the teeming population, and the comfortable
homes, jind the thrifty way that every inch of
the country is made to produce a paying crop.
We have got the roads, or are getting them.
The Nawiliwili harbor will cap the climax
of Kauai's development and prosperity.
ORDER IX II AY T I
Order in Hayti has been established by Am
erican troops, although at a cost of thousands
of human lives. The operations of the Amer
ican marines in that island republic, have been
under investigation with the result that an
unofficial report has been given to the public
in which it is stated that .2."0 natives have
been killed in efforts to establish law and order.
The casualty list looks big, but it is quite
probable that it would have been greater had
not the marines suppressed insurrections and
established a stable government, tinder which
the natives may live hi peace. Had they been
left to continue their revolutions the loss of
life would have been far greater, and there
would not today be a government worthy of the
name. None of the natives have been killed
unnecessarily or wantonly, and the greater
number perished in the one battle of Port an
Prince, when the native insurgents attacked
The murderous charges that have been
brought against the American administration
in Hayti are not bourne out in facts; yet
there may have been some violations of the
those guilty of murder, if any there be, should
be brought to justice. If the charges are not
warranted the world should know it. The
facts should be made public, in the interest of
rules of war; and it. is not more than just that
Hayti has for many years been a seething
plague-spot of revolution and crime, and it
was to suppress ihose disturbances and estab
lish a government where the lives and property
of American citizens would be safe that the
I'nited States sent its armed forces there to
maintain order and secure redress for wrongs
that had been committed in defiance of the
protests of this government.
HUXCtARY HAX1SIIES JEWS
Hungary wants to be rid of her Jewish pop
ulation, and has ordered 15.000 Jews to leave
the country immediately. The expelled Jews
want to go to Palestine, and they should go :
but mass immigration to that country is said
to be now impossible.
Palestine is the home of the Jew, and if it is
impossible to receive the people in their ancient
homeland at the present time, all possible ef
fort should be made by the allied nations to
prepare a place for them there.
The main difficulty now is the fact that the
land is occupied by people who are not Jews:
Arabs, Syrians. Turks and others, who cannot
be removed ruthlessly from their homes.
All the world is praying for Ihe early restor
ation of the Jews to their native land. Thou
sands are going there from all partsof the
world; but it would be placing needless bur
dens upon the present occupants of the land to
drive them away, regardless of consequences.
Palestine will yet, under Jewish management
become a land of plenty; but the evil results of
hundreds of years of Turkish mis rule must be
overcome, and the present inhabitants reason
ably disjtosed of by purchase before the land
will again "flow with milk and honey", under
Jewish culture, and the Jewish government
becomes an administration of a re-united people.
Notwithstanding the fact that France con
siders the League of Nations incomplete and
lacking in force to properly function without
the help of the United States, we Americans
feel that we have no interests in Europe that
will justify our entry into a pact that reads, in
every section of the preamble and subject mat
ter, trouble for us. The best we can do is to
let Europe take care of jts own, settle its own
disputes, and conduct its affairs in its own
way. We have business of our own to attend
to, and participation in European affairs will
bring troubles that we should by every pos
sible means try to avoid.
United States Attorney (lallagher is busily
engaged in mathematical computations for
the purj lose of ascertaining how one boiled
potato, served in a Boston hotel, can be
charged to the consumer at 20 cents, when a
peck of raw potatoes can be purchased for :."
cents; or how two tomatoes can be charged at
1.70. From a legal standpoint of the hotel
or restaurant such charges are profiteering to
the extent that an investigation is demanded.
Armistice Eve Dance
There wili be a Dance on the eve of Armistice Day
November 10th 1920
Given by the Lihue Jazz Band at
8 P. M.
Classy and Peppy Music
KEEP YOUR PICTURES IN
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tertainment. Complete new assortment trom
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Acetylene and LIHUE HOTEL
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