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.

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

  1. Following this article is what appears to be the entire September 1867 issue of “Ka Eleu.” It includes a retelling of Aesop’s tale about the frog and the cow; a description of the Hamakua celebration of Independence Day (July 31); school news; Sunday school news; various local news; an article stating that the idea where there are “native illnesses” and “foreign illnesses” is a misconception; marriage announcements (7/31, at Eleio, Rev. J. Bicknell performed marriage of Kealoha (m) to Opuni (f) of Kanahonua; 8/3, at Eleio, Maamaakua (m) of Kapulena to Kolou (f) of Kanahonua); and finally an announcement that the newspaper leaves its columns open to proper, short announcements.

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