Deer imported from Japan in 1867

Seven Deer—The Hawaiian Consul in Japan sent to our Benevolent King Kapuaiwa, eight live deer, however one died at sea. These deer were given as a gift to our King. We hear that these deer will be shipped to Molokai and set free; perhaps they will increase should they all live healthily for a long time. We recall that some were taken to Parker Ranch in Waimea, but what became of those deer; maybe they are roaming the cold forests of that mountainous land [aina mauna], and maybe they gave birth to young and are multiplying and becoming abundant on that island.

(Kuokoa, 12/21/1867, p. 2)

He Mau Dia Ehiku

Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke VI, Helu 51, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 21, 1867.

In 1867, Hamakua’s new monthly, “Ka Eleu”.

A New Newspaper

Here below is the entire body of our new companion; “Ka Eleu [The Lively One]” is its name.

This is a paper printed monthly in Hamakua Waena, edited by its publisher, who is Rev. J. Bicknell.

In it is printed the news of Hamakua, of the entirety of Hawaii, and important news of our nation and of foreign lands. This is a new paper, and all of its columns are but only handwritten. It has a very small body, but it is filled with tasty fruit that you will savor, O Reader.

Look to it and give it your aloha—don’t look down upon it. Reading different books as well as newspapers will increase one’s thinking. It hopes to become a companion to talk to, should you decide to subscribe to it.

(Kuokoa, 10/26/1867, p. 4)

He Nupepa Hou

Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke VI, Helu 43, Aoao 4. Okatoba 26, 1867.