Irony, 1893.

[Found under: “LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS.”]

The new Hawaiian daily paper, “La Kuokoa,” started the other day printed about 1200 copies. Out of this number only 80 copies were circulated. Such is the native Hawaiian’s love for annexation.

[The newspaper referred to above is the daily, Nupepa Puka La Kuokoa me Ko Hawaii Paeaina i Huiia. It began on 1/23/1893, and like the Nupepa Kuokoa of the day, it was pro-annexation. It is interesting to read this next to today’s earlier post.

It is also worth noting that this paper had the means to charge low subscription rates ($.50 for a month), whereas its competition, the patriotic daily, Ka Nupepa Puka La Aloha Aina, had to charge a dollar per month.]

(Daily Bulletin, 1/26/1893, p. 3)


The Daily Bulletin, Volume V, Number 634, Page 3. January 26, 1893.

2 thoughts on “Irony, 1893.

  1. Reblogged this on nupepa and commented:

    It is always a good thing to read an article in its entirety before coming to any conclusions about it. It might be difficult to see, but what the Daily Bulletin is saying here is sarcastic.
    The annexationist paper, Nupepa Puka La Kuokoa, printed 1,200 copies thinking because of their cheap subscription rates they would get Hawaiians to buy the copies up, and yet they only got rid of 80 copies. And at the time even the haole annexationists could understand Hawaiian. How many of those 80 do you think were bought by them?
    It is good to read and to think.

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